WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors advise companies from the areas of machine building, plant construction and electrical engineering as well as self-employed engineers working in these fields on all legal and tax matters with which they are confronted. A team of competent attorneys is available to you, providing for optimum support in collaboration. In addition to legal and tax advice, we also offer you support in legal disputes.
So that research and development work for novel machines, processes or technologies will pay off, not least effective protective mechanisms on the legal level are required. Therefore, the protection of inventions forms a focal point of our activities. We file patents and utility models for you at the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) or the European Patent Office (EPO). When there are conflicts with the GPTO or the EPO, we represent your interests. In the event of infringements committed by third parties, we use the legal instruments in order to help you obtain your rights. Frequently, it is a matter of obtaining injunctive relief, as far as possible also by way of interim legal protection, but also claims for damages and claims for nullification of patents are conceivable depending on the individual circumstances. Moreover, we are happy to clarify for you questions of the law on employee inventions.
Regardless of whether the purchase of raw materials, sub-components, or also employee relationships are concerned – professional contract management is indispensable for a successful business activity. This is all the more the case in the face of globalization tendencies in the area of production: As a consequence, also international legal relations gain in importance. We possess the necessary expertise and negotiating skills to achieve optimum results for you. In the area of employment law, we advise you particularly with regard to legally sound and economically sensible contract drafting and attend to your interests in any case of dispute. Both in the case of individual as well as collective bargaining disputes, it is our premise to find out-of-court solutions wherever this is possible.
The industrial sectors of machine building and electrical engineering rank at the top in export figures – only surpassed by the automotive industry. Therefore, legal and tax advice regarding export, but also regarding sales issues in general, has a correspondingly high significance. Thanks to an outstanding expertise in international tax law and numerous well-respected cooperation partners abroad, we are able to serve you in opening up new markets with the USA forming a focal point.
Besides industry-specific concerns, WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors are also the right contact for you in all other legal matters. We assist in the establishing of new companies with routine and expert knowledge. The choice of a suitable legal form is an initial essential point for economic success. At the same time, tax aspects are to be considered such as possible liability risks. Also, in the case of the restructuring of existing companies or corporate acquisitions (M&A) we are available for you with assistance and advice.