Trademarks and designs play a central role in successful marketing of products and services. The opportunities and possibilities they offer are however as numerous as the potential traps. For this reason, before filing or using a trademark or design it is essential to have a well thought-out strategy already worked out that takes into account the regulatory landscape and current developments in case law as well as existing rights of third parties and things to watch out for when enforcing rights against imitators. We advise you in the choice and design of the proper IP right, both prior to filing as well as later on when enforcing granted IP right against competitors. We represent clients in opposition proceedings as well as infringement and nullity actions before the relevant German and European bodies and courts. Thanks to our vast store of experience built up over many years and our wide network of trusted associates worldwide, we are ideally equipped to protect your interests both domestically and overseas.