Thorough legal advice on labour law
Collective employment law
Termination of employment contracts
Social security law
Use of external staff
International employee secondments
We enforce our clients’ patents against infringement by third parties. In addition, we represent our clients against warning letters, preliminary injunctions or lawsuits for alleged patent infringement. We carefully analyse the infringement situation and advise both on FTO as well as during ongoing patent infringement proceedings (Second Opinion). In addition, we cooperate with experienced patent lawyers belonging to our well-established network to represent our clients in legal validity proceedings (Rechtsbestandsverfahren) in patent offices and courts.
With effective measures we defend your trademark against infringers and product pirates. In addition, we represent our clients against groundless warning letters, preliminary injunctions and lawsuits for alleged trademark infringement.
We also advise you strategically with respect to developing your national or international trademark portfolio. Where conflicts involve third countries, we rely on our well-established network of experienced colleagues in nearly all countries in the world.
We defend your design rights against infringers and product pirates. In addition, we represent our clients against groundless warning letters, preliminary injunctions and lawsuits for alleged design right infringement. We also assist you with the registration of German, European and international designs. We also assist you in developing of the right registration strategy for your national or international design portfolio. Where conflicts involve third countries, we rely on our well-established network of experienced colleagues in nearly all countries in the world.
Unfair competition (UWG)
We provide thorough advice on unfair competition, particularly in litigation proceedings. We advise on effective action against competitors’ unfair practices and we represent our clients against groundless warning letters, preliminary injunctions and lawsuits for allegedly unfair competition practices. In addition, we provide preventive advice to ensure compliance with relevant legal provisions, in particular with regard to advertising (off- and online).
Copyright and Media Law
We advise on all aspects of Copyright and Media Law, both in and out of court. Our particular areas of focus include the drafting and review of contracts granting rights (testimonial contracts, buy-out contracts etc.) and the enforcement of Copyright.
We advise on issues relating to Information Technology Law, e.g. on software projects or IT contracts in e-commerce. Advising innovative start-ups is a focus of our activities.
We draft contracts in the abovementioned areas, e.g. licence agreements, non-disclosure agreements, R&D contracts, advertising and testimonial contracts and cooperation agreements. We also represent you in legal disputes relating to these types of contracts.
Employees’ inventions law
Protection of (employee) data
We can assist you in designing and implementing internal processes that ensure that data is processed in accordance with the law, with a specific focus on employee data.
Moreover, we can represent you in disputes before data protection agencies and enforce your rights in court if necessary.
Protection of trade secrets
In addition, we can rely on our experience of representing clients in numerous proceedings relating to the protection of trade secrets. We represent you before employment and civil courts to enforce all claims relating to the unlawful disclosure of trade secrets, in particular in claims for injunction, disclosure and damages. When the unlawful disclosure of trade secrets is suspected, we can conduct inspection proceedings if possible, to collect evidence for our clients. Moreover, we advise on the criminal aspects of the protection of trade secrets when enforcing our clients’ rights.
We also represent our clients in litigation disputes, both to enforce non-competition covenants and to challenge invalid non-competition covenants.
The prerequisites for liability and measures to avoid liability must be carefully considered. Depending on the intellectual property right affected, these are treated differently by the civil division of the Bundesgerichtshofs.
In addition to civil law aspects, we also advise on criminal liability for infringement of intellectual property rights. Our advice is aimed at both companies and criminal defence lawyers who request intellectual property expertise in ongoing proceedings. It should be noted that the essential prerequisites for criminal liability correspond to those for civil liability. Calling in civil law expertise can add significant value in this context.
Do you need help in our specialist areas?
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