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Intellectual Property (IP) / Information Technology (IT) / Data Protection

Creativity demands progressive solutions

Securing and defending industrial property rights, know-how and intellectual property are elementary components of the success of companies. The IP/IT/Data Protection department therefore advises and represents clients in all matters relating to intellectual property rights as well as IT and data protection law.

We help companies by providing and implementing legally sound, commercially viable and creative solutions. This includes advice in connection with the protection and defence of intangible assets, including trade mark applications and trade mark management, as well as the protection of designs and copyrights. We also have many years of experience in the field of Geographical Indications and work closely with producer associations to secure their regional products as protected designations of origin (PDOs) or protected geographical indications (PGIs). Furthermore, we offer comprehensive advice on the implementation of product and marketing strategies, on competition law issues including defence against unfair practices of your competitors as well as in connection with personal rights.

In the area of IT and data protection law, we are your contact for the realisation of complex and innovative software projects and other digital business models as well as all issues of data protection law. We also advise you on the drafting and negotiation of contracts such as licensing agreements, agency agreements, joint ventures and transactions. If a dispute arises despite our efforts to resolve it out of court, we will defend your interests effectively before German and European courts as well as in proceedings before supervisory authorities on the basis of our comprehensive litigation expertise.

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