Trademark law is part of the branch of tort law known as unfair competition and, more specifically, of the protection of industrial property rights.


The purpose of a trademark is to protect words, phrases and logos used in commerce to identify the source of goods and/or services. Marks in this context are regarded as trademarks, company names, name rights (including domain names) or work titles.


Our legal activities cover the whole area of ​​trademark law:     

  • brands
  • work titles
  • commercial and company names
  • business symbos
  • commercial designations
  • names rights
  • domain names


We advise and represent our clients in the acquisition of trademark protection, in case of a trademark infringement, the purchase or sale of trademarks, the licensing of trademarks and all other legal transactions relating to trademarks and marks: 


  • Trademark applications: national, european, international

  • Trademark infringements: warning, declaration of injunction, interim injunction and action (eg piracy, parallel imports, etc.)

  • Brand cancellations

  • Border seizure (in case the customs authorities remove goods which infringe protection rights from circulation)

  • License Agreements

  • Collision check, trademark search, brand monitoring

  • Protection of domains



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