Intellectual property, unfair competition law and data protection

Our lawyers specialising in the field of IP, competition law and data protection use their many years of experience to support our clients with all their legal issues, domestic and international. These include in particular representations at trademark and patent offices, as well as in extra-judicial and judicial disputes.

Intellectual property

We provide comprehensive advice on registration, enforcement and defence of trademark rights (trademarks, names, company denomination) and Internet domains. Further focus is on the areas of copyright law, design law, of patent and utility model law, the protection of know-how and trade secrets, as well as the drafting of licence agreements.

Selected references:


  • Advising and representing an internationally operating U.S. manufacturer of sports tapes in the enforcement of trademark and domain name rights in Europe
  • Advising a leading chemical fibre producer on the licensing of technologies and know-how
  • Advising a major marketing agency in shaping their brand family
    Unfair competition law

    We support our clients in the design and implementation of both comprehensive marketing campaigns and one-time-advertising. We have expertise in defence against unjustified cease-and-desist letters or other attacks by competitors, as well as in the active enforcement of market positions. This includes the development of corporate strategies, e.g. against product piracy.

    Selected references:

      • Comprehensive advice of a European car manufacturer regarding advertising and marketing activities in Germany
      • Comprehensive advice and legal representation of a jewellery manufacturer with worldwide offices in its clampdown on counterfeiting
      • Advising an international furniture store on the design of advertising campaigns
      • Supporting a component manufacturer in the enforcement of their know-how against competitors
          Data protection

          In the increasingly important area of data protection we advise our clients on all legal issues concerning data protection under German and European law. We assist companies in the development and implementation of concepts for secure and legally compliant data processing operations in this constantly changing legal environment. In particular, we support larger national and international corporate groups and companies in the creation of systems and guidelines in the area of data protection and compliance as well as with international data transfers.

          Selected references:


            • Drafting of data protection guidelines for a Canadian medical technology group
            • Supporting a French bank in the development of a data protection compliance system
            • Supporting a medium sized company from the telecommunications industry in the creation of consistent internal guidelines on data protection
            • Advising a German industrial group on issues of data protection law and compliance
            • Advising an airport on the introduction of a video-based car park management system