Enforcement and defense of INTELLECTUAL property rights
After obtaining an intellectual property right, it is advisable to systematically set up monitoring concerning potential infringement of the intellectual property right and to carry out appropriate searches. In case of identification of potential violations, the actual circumstances should be carefully examined and documented by means of an infringement analysis. In the event of an actual infringement, the next steps may consist in a reminder and, if appropriate, a dispute settlement procedure to reach a consensual and cost-effective solution with the infringer. Finally, this may eventually result into an infringement lawsuit at court. Our law firm can take over the conduct of such lawsuit and the representation of the holder of the intellectual property right as well as all other steps mentioned above.
In case a third party wrongly accuses you of violating one of its intellectual property rights, we can take suitable measures to prevent unlawful claims.
After obtaining an intellectual property right, it may also occur that third parties question its validity, for example in the case of an officially granted patent based on documents relating to the state of the art that were previously unknown to the holder of the intellectual property right. In this case, analysis of validity of patents and of other intellectual property rights allow to obtain clarity and to take a decision about how to further proceed. It may be necessary or advisable to conduct negotiations with the counterparty and, if applicable, to provide for appropriate legal remedy. Our law firm can take over the conduct of such negotiations and legal proceedings as well as the representation of the owner of the intellectual property right and all other steps mentioned above, too.
In case you find that an intellectual property right erroneously has been officially granted to a third party, we can take suitable measures for cancellation of the corresponding intellectual property right.