Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you, we will identify the essence of your inventions. If necessary, we will conduct a preliminary survey of the relevant state-of-the-art in order to ensure the ideal positioning of your patent or utility model application. As a matter of course, we attend to all national, European and international application processes.
We have a wealth of experience in the investigation and analysis of extensive and complex intellectual property rights scenarios. Opinions that we furnish within the scope of a “patent clearing” (for products) or “freedom-to-operate analysis” (for fields of technology) are thourogh and pragmatic interpretations of the risks posed by infringement of intellectual property rights. You receive goal-oriented legal advice with an eye to what is economically possible and reasonable for you.
In line with such opinions, critical patent applications from your competitors must be monitored even before patents are granted to determine if, and to what extent, the development of legally valid and enforceable patents seems probable. By monitoring critical patent applications and taking pre-emptive measures for opposition procedures, we flank the development and marketing of your technology against that of your competitors. By these measures we aim to create a “freedom-to-operate” situation for you.
Germany alone receives approximately 70,000 new trademark applications each year. The large number of existing trademarks requires an optimal positioning of your trademark. We can develop a tailor-made brand concept that will serve you into the future both at home and abroad.
Our experience and focused knowledge management guarantee solid support for your trademark application, opposition and registration procedures at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. We arrange for the registration and positioning of your trademarks in countries all over the world.
In many cases, licensing serves as a means for market expansion by bringing new products to the market or by bringing existing products to new markets or regions. In this way, the licensor gains a profitable source of income while a promising market opens up for the licensee. Your individual interests are authoritative as we draft and negotiate license contracts for you.
Together, we will help you find the intersection of the legally optimal, the economically sensible and the strategically wise. The same applies to contracts for the sale of intellectual property rights and to research-and-development agreements.
We advise both employers and employees on all aspects of the German Employee Invention Act. Transnational companies and collaborations constantly must take appropriate steps to comply with the German Employee Invention Act.
With the help of checklists and suggestions for individual agreements between employers and employees, we offer you attractive possibilities for the utilization of your in-house creative potential. Create a customised incentive-program with us.
Unfair trade practices require an immediate response. Our strength lies in our ability to act quickly and flexibly. We can help you respond to your competitors’ unfair trade practices and ensure that your own business decisions comply with the German Competition Protection Act.
Preventative advice is vital to avoid legal disputes involving the German Drug Advertising Law. Advertising investments should pay off in the market, not disappear due to attacks from your competitors. Simultaneously, it is imperative to prevent your competitors from disturbing your market position through unfair trade practices.
We can show you strategies to optimize the lawful marketing of your health products, or review your current strategies.
If a dispute cannot be avoided, a strategy must be developed with careful attention to the relevant circumstances and laws. We will help you analyze the potential legal scenarios, risks, and costs to determine whether your priority is saving time, profit, or image. At adares, your profitability undergirds every discussion.
In case of infringement of an intellectual property right – such as a patent or a trademark – or violation of the demands of fair competition, you can rely on our sound ability to represent your interests with all appropriate legal means. Notices, preliminary injunctions and lawsuits are proven means of prosecution. In these areas in particular, adares sets a high value on detail-oriented work to achieve a better result for you.