Trademark Law

W/M/W LLP | Trademark Lawyers.

We provide a complete service for the protection of your company and product trademarks and service marks in all sections such as strategic advice of trademarks, domain name law, trademark application, trademark monitoring, and trademark protection.
We can examine whether the intended brand name of a national or international company violates third party rights previous to the registration of a trademark.

We draft license contracts, we design with broadcasting companies, advertising and co-operation partners and we protect their names and their achievements as well.

We also assist in the research of the admissibility of new company or product names to achieve a protection in Germany, Europe or international.

Furthermore, we defend our client's trademarks against violations by third parties. We  represent our clients in all proceedings such as German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht), the office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (Trademarks and Design) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Only a registration will protect your trademark!
Unlike the legal situation in other jurisdictions such as the USA within Germany and the European Union only the registration of a trademark will protect it. The application of the ™-Symbol is useless under European and German trademark laws.

The actual use in the marketplace prior to a registration will not establish the trademark as any intellectual property. Competitors are not restrained to use the same trademark or even register it for their own company.

Did you know?
We handle many trademark-related services, e.g. the registration of a trademark, for fixed prices. Feel free to call or email us for a non-binding offer.

The German Patent- and Trademark Office will charge fees starting from € 300,- for a trademark registration and the European Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market will charge fees starting from € 900,- for the registration of a Community trade mark.