Creating Freedom to Operate and Warding Off Attacks

INVALIDATING IP RIGHTS

Sometimes, intellectual property rights like patents, utility models, trademarks and designs exist without proper justification, limiting your company’s freedom to operate, diluting your own IP rights or being used against you. We examine your options to act quickly and competently to defend your rights.

PATENT OPPOSITIONS & NULLITY ACTIONS

We monitor trademark registers to prevent the registration of trademarks that could violate or dilute your own trademark rights. If you are accused of violating a trademark, we determine options to counter-attack and to avert damages from your company.

TRADEMARK OPPOSITIONS & CANCELLATION ACTIONS

We monitor patent and utility model applications of your competitors so that action can be taken where necessary. If you are accused of infringing a patent, our international search team determines the prior art in order to nullify the patent or to optimize your negotiating position.

WORKAROUND SOLUTIONS & SETTLEMENTS

Our creative department will develop workaround solutions with your in-house specialists when troublesome IP rights cannot or shall not be attacked. At the negotiating table, too, often extraordinary results may be achieved if interests instead of positions are negotiated. Our deal design team helps you to reach favorable agreements.

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