Cars, furniture, lamps, bathroom fittings, sculptures, sports equipment, packaging – the external appearance of a product sets its stamp on the market perceptions of a company. We act energetically to protect design rights. If your design is copied by others, we will pursue an out of court strategy with you, but will not hesitate to litigate before the courts.
We understand our clients' needs and know their markets, providing each client with individually tailored and comprehensive advice, whatever their situation. Our advice begins with the strategic development and selection of the design that qualifies for protection and with helping to shape our clients' portfolio of protected designs. We carry out the necessary research, deal with official registration and cancellation procedures, both national and international, and represent your interests before the courts – where necessary all the way to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
In the event of a dispute, we will help you to reach an out of court settlement but will not hesitate to go on the offensive before the courts to enforce your design rights. We ensure that products infringing your rights do not enter the German market, secure injunctions ahead of trade fairs or prevent the importation of infringing designs through confiscation procedures at the border.