Attorneys, Associates und Co-operation Partners
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Attorney at Law und Specialist Solicitor for Intellectual Property Right
ZAPFE LEGAL Attorneys at Law.
Patent Attorneys in Berlin
We are a Berlinian law firm existing since 1967. Since almost 50 years we serve national and foreign clients for represention before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) in Munich an Berlin, before the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, The Hague (Netherlands) and Berlin, as well as before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva (Switzerland). Further, we represent clients from all over Europe before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, formerly Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, OHIM) for obtaining European Union Trademarks and European Designs.
We maintain contact to a larger network of foreign correspondence attorneys, by via we represent German and European clients abroad and vice versa.
Obtain Intellectual Property Rights
As patent attorneys we serve you for obtaining German Intellectual Property Rights, European Intellectual Property Rights, namely patents, utility models, trademarks and designs. For that, we lead you through the maze of terms, fees, and the necessary dialogues with the corresponding authorities for intellectual property rights up to the desired grant. Further, we take care of maintenance of IP-rights and payment of annuity fees for intellectual property rights by payment and forwarding of annuity fees, fees for extension of protective term and by conducting proves of use.
Enforce Intellectual Property Rights
We work closely together with specialized solicitors for intellectual property and provide you with services from obtaining IP-rights up to attacking third party IP-rights like patents, trademarks, designs and utiliy models. In close cooperation with specialized solicitors we also provide enforcement of intellectual property rights by means of warning letters, requests for injunctive relief, trademark and patent infringement actions. The typical division of work between patent attorneys and specialized solicitors consits of covering technical related aspects of intellectual property and procedural aspects in extrajudicial and judicial matters before court, which have to be considered for enforcement.
We Protect your Intellectual Property
For protection of your inventions and ideas for novel technical methods against forgery by third parties we support you in applying of patents and utility models for your intellectual property.
To maintain good reputation of your products and services, we provide you with applying your trademarks and quality marks and we conduct oppositions against third party trademarks for you.
To prevent copies of the design of your products by third parties we conduct for you the applications of designs and we represent your interests before German, European and international IP-authorities.
When granting licenses and when negotiating or conducting settlements in a potential infringement case we support you in drafting license agreements and help to avoid pitfalls