We are Intellectual Property Lawyers

In our clients' interests, we make the point.

We handle complex legal issues with the goal of achieving the best solutions for our client by never loosing economical aspects out of sight. To this end, we work quickly, efficiently and with a high degree of creativity. We vigorously assert our clients; interests both out of court and before courts and authorities.

Our clients include medium-sized companies as well as international corporations from numerous sectors. We also advise and represent executives and private individuals on all relevant legal issues in our specialist areas. For cross-jurisdictional or international case constellations, we have access to a tried and tested network of specialized colleagues.

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We don't only search for problems, but develop solutions

Our clients regularly hire us for solving multi-jurisdictional IP law matters which are often complex and full of problems. With our experienced team of specialized lawyers, we work hand in hand with our clients to develop solutions. In doing so, we not only consider the entire range of IP law. Rather, we focus on working on the facts of a case that regularly decide legal disputes or which help to prevent them. To achieve the perfect result, we also consult with specialized lawyers from other disciplines or jurisdictions if necessary.

We are experts in IP law

Our law firm consists of highly specialized lawyers. As a team, we combine our individual skills to develop the best solutions for our clients.

Dr. Martin Wintermeierplus
Dr. Martin Wintermeier
Partner, lawyer, specialist in industrial property rights, UPC Representative
Jakob Nüzelplus
Jakob Nüzel
Salary Partner, Lawyer, Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer, UPC Representative
Agnes Lauerplus
Agnes Lauer
Counsel, Attorney, UPC Representative
Nathalie Wintermeierplus
Nathalie Wintermeier
Partner, Attorney, UPC Representative
Antonia Kählerplus
Antonia Kähler
Lawyer, Associate

Our Services

Reputation protection

We provide you with comprehensive advice in the area of commercial reputation protection in order to protect your business reputation and credibility. In particular, we defend your company against defamatory statements and reports against or enforce your rights against such statements. We also provide preventive advice on statements made by our clients that are relevant to competition, such as customer information letters or press releases, which often want to be published in parallel to ongoing legal proceedings.

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Trade secrets

In the area of trade secret protection, we regularly advise and represent our clients not only to protect valuable company information, but above all to enforce our client's rights in the event of trade secret infringement. Due to the high level of digitalization and the increase in remote working, we are increasingly observing leaks of secret information, which are bound to surface at competitors, especially in times of high employee turnover. Companies are in this regard also regularly confronted with accusations of alleged trade secret infringement from competitors. We support our clients in preventing this by taking effective preventive measures (e.g. trade secret protection concepts or employee training) and using all legally available means to take action against trade secret infringement. In addition, we draw on our experience from numerous cases involving the trade secret infringement to provide significant expertise in defending against unjustified civil and criminal attacks and accusations of alleged trade secret infringement. In recent years, we have successfully fended off unjustified attacks, thereby safeguarding our clients' interests.

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Patents

We provide comprehensive advice and representation in all technical areas on questions of patent infringement or attacks on legal validity. We enforce our clients patents in the event of infringement by third parties both before the national courts and before the Unified Patent Court (UPC). A particular focus is on the enforcement of standard essential patents (SEPs) and the defense against unjustified claims arising from alleged SEPs. We also defend against warning letters, preliminary injunctions and lawsuits alleging patent infringement. We are equally at home on both the plaint and defendant side and can use our experience of each side in the interests of our clients in order to achieve an economically optimal result. In the context of infringement analyses, we advise on questions of freedom to operate (FTO analyses) as well as before or during ongoing patent infringement proceedings (second opinion). Together with experienced patent attorney colleagues from our clients' network or from our established network, we also represent our clients in validity proceedings before the patent offices and courts. Furthermore, we are regularly handling employee invention matters for our clients.

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Software/IT law

Due to our strong technical focus, we advise numerous software and IT companies. We regularly advise and negotiate complex software licensing projects to ensure that our clients can keep pace not only technically but also legally, focusing on a legally secure but equally pragmatic and economically efficient solution for our clients. Accordingly, our approach is clearly geared towards our clients' operational business and solving complex legal issues as straightforwardly as possible.

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Trademarks/Designs

We offer complete services in trademark and design law, enforcing your rights against infringers and defending against unwarranted claims. We prioritize strategic, cost-effective advice, including exploring actions based on unregistered rights and unfair competition law.

Brand Protection
We specialize in combating counterfeits and grey market imports, leveraging our experience with luxury brands and working with customs and law enforcement. We act swiftly and effectively, using civil measures and supporting criminal actions against counterfeit distribution. For international conflicts, we have a global network of skilled partners.
Portfolio management
We assist in developing and managing your national or international trademark and design portfolio, crafting a tailored filing strategy utilizing a mix of property rights and registration practices. We monitor trademarks for conflicts, guide on actions using our extensive experience, and represent clients in proceedings before German and European offices and courts. For international disputes, we offer a global network of partners.
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Licensing / R&D

We draft contracts for the granting of use, exploitation and research of patents, trademarks and copyrights, such as license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, R&D agreements and cooperation agreements. Together with our clients, we carefully identify the strategic and commercial objectives of the planned cooperation and the best possible legal implementation. We carefully anticipate the numerous legal pitfalls and the considerable economic risks that often result from agreements on the use of intellectual property rights. Where necessary, we work in close cooperation with our proven network of specialists from other fields, such as tax law. We also represent our clients in legal disputes in connection with these types of contracts.

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Unfair competition law

We provide comprehensive advice on unfair competition law, particularly in contentious matters. We advise on effective action against competitors acting unfairly and defend against unjustified warnings, injunctions and lawsuits for alleged unfair practices. German unfair competition law offers a wide range of options for taking action against competitors, particularly in the area of trade and distribution. This applies in particular to constellations of misleading advertising, price information, advertising with test results and aggressive business methods towards consumers or competitors. We also have proven expertise from numerous proceedings in the area of the competitive protection of products and other performance results via the so-called competitive performance protection (wettbewerblicher Leistungsschutz). This exists independently of intellectual property rights. Thanks to our many years of representation before the relevant German courts, we are familiar with the decision-making practice of the courts, as competition law is characterized by extensive "case law". We also provide preventive advice on compliance with relevant legal regulations, in particular on advertising campaigns and product labeling.

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Commercial

IP due diligence
We offer sound support for IP-heavy transactions, work with specialized teams, analyse intellectual property rights portfolios, identify legal issues and develop solutions that protect client interests and enable rapid completion.
Distribution law
We advise numerous brand manufacturers on distribution law, such as the implementation or development of selective distribution systems or franchise systems. In addition, we also enforce the distribution system, for example against illegal gray market offers. We also advise large retailers who are or want to become part of such distribution systems on related legal issues, such as delivery claims.
Marketing agreements
We offer advice for marketing contracts, particularly in the context of social media, for advertising contracts with influencers or testimonials. We support agencies in drafting campaigns legally and advise companies directly on working with influencers, always with a focus on compliance with competition law to avoid liability.
Data protection law
Hardly any industry and hardly any area of law can do without points of contact with data protection law. As part of our IP law consulting approach, we also cover questions of data protection law for our clients and take them into account both in consulting mandates and in court proceedings, for example in the area of providing information.
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We develop industry-specific solutions

Even though laws are generally binding for all sectors, our clients have individual requirements when it comes to solving legal problems. We advise our clients individually, taking into account not only legal aspects but also the economic environment in which our clients operate.

Healthcare
Healthcare
We specialize in the healthcare industry, representing medical device manufacturers in patent infringements, preparing for trade fairs, and advising on pharmaceutical R&D and cooperation agreements. Our expertise extends to protecting trade secrets and advising on pharmaceutical advertising law, ensuring legal compliance and representing clients in disputes.
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Startups
Startups
Aligned with technology and IT, our young, innovative team offers agile, practical solutions to startups. We provide comprehensive legal advice tailored to each phase of growth, including early-stage legal frameworks, trademark applications, and complex intellectual property enforcement.
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Luxury Brands
Healthcare
We protect luxury brands from unauthorized infringements, preserving their reputation and unique design aesthetics. Our services include advising on selective distribution systems to maintain the established luxury image and defending against harmful strategies.
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Automotive
Automotive
Passionate about the automotive industry, we represent supplier companies in intellectual property litigation and advise on SEPs, FTO analyses, license negotiations, supply contracts, and R&D cooperation agreements. We leverage our expertise to protect innovation and combat imitation products.
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Telecommunications
Telecommunications
We navigate the dynamic telecommunications sector, advising on licensing and enforcement of standard essential patents, defense against unlawful SEP claims, and dealing with unfair advertising and end device labeling.
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Advertising and Marketing
Advertising and Marketing
We address complex legal issues for creative and innovative companies, helping navigate the challenges of intellectual property law to foster creativity and innovation. Our goal is to turn legal obstacles into solutions that promote business growth.
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Others
Others
Our firm provides custom IP solutions across industries. We leverage our experience from various sectors to develop individual strategies for each client's unique IP challenges, ensuring effective and innovative legal representation.
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Twainscore is a highly specialized boutique law firm

Like our clients we seek for a steady development to be able to continuously provide excellent legal services.

2024
2024
  • TWAINSCORE is IP Boutique
  • TWAINSCORE grows with partner Nathalie Wintermeier and expands consulting practice in IP
  • Legal500 – Twainscore is named as „Firm to Watch“ for Germany in Patent Litigation and Trademark Law.
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2024
  • TWAINSCORE is IP Boutique
  • TWAINSCORE grows with partner Nathalie Wintermeier and expands consulting practice in IP
  • Legal500 – Twainscore is named as „Firm to Watch“ for Germany in Patent Litigation and Trademark Law.

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2023
2023
  • TWAINSCORE grows with experienced counsel Agnes Lauer
  • Agnes Lauer and Dr. Martin Wintermeier are listed as Notable Practitioners by IP stars (by Managing IP)
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2023
  • TWAINSCORE grows with experienced counsel Agnes Lauer
  • Agnes Lauer and Dr. Martin Wintermeier are listed as Notable Practitioners by IP stars (by Managing IP)
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2022
2022

TWAINSCORE grows with salary partner Jakob Nüzel

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2022

TWAINSCORE grows with salary partner Jakob Nüzel

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2020
2020

TWAINSCORE starts on April 1

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2020

TWAINSCORE starts on April 1

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