Esche Schümann Commichau

Trademark Law, Copyright and Design Protection

Trademark law

Research on, filings for and management of brands, (Germany, European Union and international registrations); development of cross-border brand protection strategies; collision monitoring; trademark portfolio management; judicial and non-judicial prosecution and defense in all areas of trademark law; advice on corporate logos, titles of works, naming rights and other identifiers; design of brand purchase and licensing agreements; infringement and deletion suits; appeal and complaint proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the Federal Patent Court of Germany, EUIPO, the CFI and the ECJ; arbitration; combating brand piracy (border measures); securing of internet domains and representation in domain name litigation; domain dispute resolution, including particularly WIPO arbitration.

Copyright

Judicial and non-judicial prosecution and defense in all areas of copyright law, including particularly copyright infringement suits and prosecution of internet piracy cases; copyright and internet (protection and use of photos, texts, web designs, embedded content); licensing, structuring of copyright agreements.

Design protection

Filings and registration of designs and Community designs (Germany, European Union and international registrations); development of cross-border design protection strategies; judicial and non-judicial prosecution and defense in all areas of design law, including particularly design infringement suits and deletion proceedings; combating of product piracy (border measures); design research; structuring of license agreements.