Trade Mark Attorneys in Berlin
Protect your good name, your products and services.
Trade Marks represent one of the most important and valuable assets for many companies. The value of your company consists not only in the turnover and the stock of goods, the real estate and the employee base, but also in your brands and trademarks.
Therefore, it is important to protect them effectively and sustainably. As a law firm for trademark law, Jüdemann Rechtsanwälte provides you with comprehensive support in all phases of trademark law mandates, from the selection and design of the right trademark for you as well as the trademark search, through the trademark application, to the ongoing monitoring and effective defense of your trademark. In addition, we assist you in the case of cease-and-desist letters under trademark law.
Schlüterstraße 37, D-10629 Berlin, (near Kurfürstendamm)
Tel: 030 88 70 23 80 | Fax: 030 88 70 23 85
What is trademark law?
Trademarks are part of the so called IP or “Intellecual Property” (trademarks, patents, designs).
In addition to trademark law, the protection of intellectual property and fair competition is guaranteed by a large number of other legal provisions which are regularly significant in trademark law cases. Essentially, these are the Unfair Competition Act (UWG), the protection of names under the German Civil Code (BGB), the protection of companies under the German Commercial Code (HGB), and copyright, design and registered design law and most important: regulations of the the EU.
What are trademarks?
Trademarks serve to identify the goods and/or services of a company. They are intended to distinguish the goods and/or services of one company from the goods and/or services of another company. In addition, trademarks fulfill an advertising function for companies, they promote recognition and identification with the company’s products and services, and they are part of the company’s image.
In principle, all so-called signs which are suitable for distinguishing goods and services can be protected as trademarks.
goods and services. For example, the following are protected under trademark law
Words Letters Numbers
images, such as logos
three-dimensional designs (e.g. the shape of a product or its packaging)
other appearances, including colors and color combinations
sounds, such as tones, melodies and noises (sound marks)
odors (olfactory marks)
Most frequently, companies use word marks, figurative marks or the combined word/figurative mark (e.g., graphically depicted words).Protection of trademarks can be achieved in different ways – through entry in registers (register marks), through use in the course of trade or through general awareness in the trade (notoriety). In the case of legal disputes regarding not registered marks, it is up to the owner of the disputed mark to prove that the mark is known within the relevant public or is generally known. This can lead to massive costs, for example for obtaining expert opinions in court proceedings. It therefore makes sense to effectively protect trademarks as early as possible through registration and ongoing monitoring.
Trademarks can be applied for with different geographical ranges. The German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) is responsible for trademark applications in Germany, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for trademarks in the European Union, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for international registrations that extend beyond Germany.
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Our attorneys advise and assist you with trade mark applications, trade mark registration and protection as well as corresponding measures regarding other signs. To this end, we offer you a wide range of services in trade mark and sign law:
Trademark registration at national (DPMA), European (EUIPO) and international (WIPO) level. Further information can be found here.
Advice on all trade marks (word marks, figurative marks, three-dimensional designs, etc.) and other marks
Preparation of lists of goods and services
Search for similar or identical trademarks with possibly earlier priority
Enforcement of claims under trade mark law (injunction, information, damages) in the event of infringements by way of out-of-court warnings or judicial summary proceedings and legal actions
Conducting opposition proceedings against the registration of similar or identical trade marks throughout Germany
Defence against cease-and-desist letters on the grounds of alleged infringements of trade mark and designation rights
Examination and drafting of licence and transfer agreements
Long-term supervision of trade marks (monitoring)
For artists, small start-ups, organisations and private individuals without sufficient funds, we offer our free legal advice on a transitional basis every Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. in our office until the reopening of the Holzmarkt. Please register with us by e-mail or telephone.
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Bei Fragen zum Markenrecht bieten wir eine kostenlose telefonische Erstberatung an.
Rufen Sie uns an: 030 88 70 23 80
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