Legal Fields

We are focused on the legal landscape around patents, design and trademarks. We represent our clients directly before the Institute for Intellectual Property (Switzerland), German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), European Patent Office (EPO) and European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). We are also admitted as patent attorneys before both the Swiss and the German Federal Patent Court. Through our worldwide network and in cooperation with our long-standing local attorneys, we also represent our clients before the offices and courts of the various countries.

Patents, Designs and Trademarks

Official registration procedures

  • Preparing and filing application documents
  • Conducting examination proceedings worldwide
  • Conducting formal proceedings up to registration
  • Limitation proceedings
  • Transfer of property rights

Official opposition proceedings

  • Patent opposition proceedings
  • Trademark opposition proceedings
  • Trademark cancellation proceedings
  • Nullity proceedings

Gerichtliche Verfahren

Combined representation by patent attorney and litigation attorney

  • Property right infringement proceedings
  • Property right nullity proceedings
  • Property right assignment proceedings

Contracts

  • Licensing contracts
  • Delimitation agreements
  • No-litigation agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Analyses and strategies

  • Protection strategies
  • Assessment of viability of patents, designs and trademarks
  • Infringement assessment with regards to patents, designs and trademarks
  • Freedom-to-operate evaluations
  • Due diligence for M&A

Searches, Monitoring

  • Patent searches preferably via our partner Integrate IP
  • Patent monitoring
  • Trademark identity and similarity searches
  • Trademark monitoring