We advise our clients over the entire range of trade mark and design law – and have been doing so as specialists for more than 130 years. Whether you are an international group, a medium-sized company or a private individual – we will stand by you as your experienced partners. Along with our long-standing network of specialised fellow attorneys around the world, we can assist you in both the national and international contexts.
Weickmann & Weickmann establishes extensive trade mark portfolios and then monitors and attends to them. It goes without saying that we likewise represent our clients when enforcing property rights in court.
We assist our clients in particular with the following services:
We advise our clients in the entire range of design law (former German “Geschmacksmusterrecht”) – and have been doing so as specialists for more than 130 years. In both the national and international contexts, we will assist you as your partners when obtaining design rights.
Designs protect colour and shape embodiments of (almost all industrially manufactured or crafted) products. Designs grant a monopoly for a limited period of time on the presentation of a product.
Together with our client, we find the appropriate property right strategy. If need be, technical property rights and design rights are filed for simultaneously so as to achieve the broadest possible scope of protection.
We assist our clients in the field of designs as follows, for example:
It goes without saying we also advise our clients in conflicts relating to competition law. Competition law has always been closely linked to industrial property rights (trade marks, designs, patents, utility models, etc.), for instance as ancillary copyright. Thus, claims under trade mark and competition law may be asserted jointly if and whenever necessary.
We secure corresponding domain names for our clients under all current top-level domains. Moreover, we conduct negotiations on the purchase of domain names in the event the latter are already taken. We of course also take action in and out of court against the unauthorised use of domain names.
Copyright originates when the work is created, e.g. a(n advertising) text, a piece of software, a graphic design, a piece of music, etc. Its protection expires 70 years after the author's death. In addition, the name of a work is protected as a work title and may also be protected even further by means of a copyright notice. We assist our clients in drafting copyright licence agreements as well as in enforcing copyright claims, also in court if need be.