IP and Competition Law

In the face of fierce competition you need to be assertive. If your advertising is too defensive this can unnecessarily cost you market share. With our competition law advice we can help you exploit the potential in permitted competition and restrict your competitors to these boundaries. Intangible legal assets are becoming increasingly important (the key term being:  “Intellectual Property”). Rights form a key competition and cost factor in modern businesses, for example as patents, trademarks, originator, design and utility rights, or in the form of know-how to be protected. Whether you wish to market intellectual property profitably through suitable agreements, or to protect or purchase it, or to defend alleged infringements of rights – we can support you on the basis of upon decades of experience.

  • Advice on competition law concepts
  • Extra-judicial and judicial pursuit of competition law breaches
  • Copyright advice and conduct of disputes, e.g.
    • Licence audits
    • Scope of rights of use
    • Open source compliance
  • Registration and administration of trade mark portfolios
  • Conduct of trade mark law disputes
  • Design protection
  • Patent and utility model law