Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB Widenmayerstraße 23
D-80538 München
Fon +49 (0)89 290 100
Fax +49 (0)89 290 10 100
Mail info@lsg.eu

Trademark protection and management

We can offer our clients a full-service in all areas of trademark protection and will stay at your side from the creation of a mark to its registration and its enforcement. Our consultation services include:

  • Strategy consultation prior to applying for a trademark: We provide advice on the choice of signs which can be protected and prepare the most efficient strategy for applicants. 
  • Trademark availability searches: We cooperate with professional search agencies and a global network of other law firms to check the availability of signs with respect to collisions with older marks. 
  • Trademark registrations: We take over all application, opposition or cancellation proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. Our attorneys are admitted to the Federal Patent Court, the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice. We coordinate global applications through our partner firms abroad.
  • Trademark monitoring: Following the acquisition of protection, we monitor the marks continuously and check whether the application of more later marks, corporate signs or domain names collides with the rights of our clients. 
  • Trademark portfolio management: We manage trademarks in all economically relevant countries for our national and international clients. We use powerful software which provides clear evaluations of the trademark portfolio within a very short time. On request, we can allow our clients to consult and evaluate their trademark portfolios themselves via protected online access for an up-to-date review.
  • Product piracy and parallel imports: We will support you in uncovering and prosecuting trademark infringements. In cases of product piracy we work closely with the customs authorities and specialized detective agencies to enforce border confiscation procedures. 
  • Trademark infringement proceedings: Our attorneys appear regularly before all the specialized boards of the district courts and courts of appeal in the area of industrial property. In proceedings before the Federal Court of Justice, we accompany our clients in cooperation with our colleagues licensed to practice there. In the field of international trademark infringement proceedings, our office coordinates the strategy for the enforcement of trademark rights and the cooperation with partner firms. 
  • License agreements: Our office provides comprehensive assistance for our clients in the drafting, negotiating and enforcing of license agreements.