Trademark law / Design patent law

The value of a trademark can quickly exceed the value of a business's tangible assets. Therefore it is essential for all any business to secure trademark rights and protect these against infringement.

We help you to maintain a valid trademarks portfolio, we design and manage  your trademarks and supervise them at a national and international level. One of KLAKA's core strenghts lies in the enforcement of trademark and design patent rights in court litigation.

Registration and maintenance of trademarks and design patents

Our trademark and design patent department will advise you in the preparation, prosecution and maintenance of trademark and design patent protection. This includes searches for prior publications and older rights and advice on the choice of names, the filing and prosecution of trademark applications with the appropriate authorities, e.g. the German patent and trademark office (Munich), the office for harmonisation in the internal market ("European Community Trademark Office" in Alicante), and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (OMPI/WIPO) in Geneva.

If trademarks or design patents shall be internationally registered and supervised, we closely cooperate with communicating lawyers. We watch existing trademarks for collision with other parties' applications and settle trademark conflicts if possible, e.g. through pre-right agreements. We also handle the registration of internet domains to secure and round off the protection of your brand.