Inva­li­da­ting IP Rights

Crea­ting free­dom to ope­ra­te and war­ding of attacks

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 wit­hin the frame­work of the nul­li­fi­ca­ti­on of IP 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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