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Intellectual Property Law in Germany

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Are you looking for advice from an intellectual property attorney? Then you have come to the right place. The team of WINHELLER is at your disposal for all questions concerning German intellectual property law.

Whether you are engaging in an M&A transaction, restructuring your own company or evaluating asset values: Without a comprehensive IP audit, companies often sell their intellectual property rights for less than it is worth. We can help you get greater insight into your IP portfolio so that you achieve a return that reflects the actual value of your IP assets.

What is intellectual property law?

The protection of intellectual property comprises various areas of law dealing with the protection of intellectual property, including

Internationally, this is also referred to as IP law.

IP audits and IP due diligence

Intellectual property (IP) is usually among the most important, high-value assets that any company holds. As a result, IP audits and IP due diligence are often critical to the success of an M&A transaction. IP audits and due diligence will help you to understand risks and opportunities related to patents held by your own and/or the target company, allowing for more informed and accurate decision making.

Trademark law & trademark protection in Germany

Regular and vigilant investigation and elimination of incidents of trademark infringement are essential to protecting your company's rights and interests. But not every violation calls for the same solution. Drawing on their experience representing German and foreign companies in matters regarding German trademark law throughout the world, our intellectual property lawyers can recommend the strategy best suited to your particular situation.

We also provide advice and support in complex matters requiring a high degree of technical expertise and entrepreneurial foresight. And we can assist with applications for trademark protection

  • in Germany (German Patent and Trade Mark Office),
  • at EU level (European Union Intellectual Property Office, EUIPO) or
  • worldwide (WIPO).

IP due diligence

If you are considering buying a new company or a patent portfolio, it is important to remember that buying IP entails opportunities and risks. We therefore advise our clients to carefully examine IP risks before consummating a deal that may have unexpected consequences by means of an IP due diligence. If you are considering purchasing a company or a patent portfolio we can advise you on all relevant IP issues so that you have full insight into all matters affecting valuation, including the risks.

License agreements

License agreements allow for the monetization of IP rights without an outright sale. Licensing agreements can be particularly helpful when the future value of an IP asset is expected to rise or a company holds a portfolio of IP that is not being properly monetized. However, licensing agreements should be carefully drafted to ensure maximum monetization and the retention of key rights. If you are considering entering into license agreements we can advise you on the options and can also help finalize the deal by assisting with negotiations and the drafting of the license agreements.

Your German intellectual property lawyer

If you are seeking help regarding German intellectual property law and are looking for an experienced intellectual property attorney, we can help you.

are looking forward to finding a solution for your IP issue. You can contact us via e-mail (info@winheller.com) or by phone (+49 69 76 75 77 80).

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