Mila Federis

Mila Federis is the co-founder and managing partner of Federis & Associates Law Office, a boutique law firm. Federis is one of just a handful of Philippine law firms whose practice is exclusively focused on IP law.

Ms. Federis works with clients from a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, hotel, leisure, electronics, automotive, telecommunications and IT. Her extensive experience in an IP-focused practice involves copyright, trademark and design prosecution, enforcement, licensing, advertising and privacy issues. She manages a range of trademark work, from clearance to prosecution and maintenance. Her enforcement work includes cease and desist letter campaigns, raids, coordination with government officials and court actions.

Ms. Federis began her IP career during her first job after law school. At that firm, she handled a large portfolio of trademark and patent applications. She also prepared pleadings and memoranda in trademark oppositions, interference, cancellations, unfair competition and trademark infringement actions. Furthermore, Ms. Federis collected and presented evidence in cases, prepared complaints and affidavits for search warrant applications and coordinated with criminal enforcement agents in raids against counterfeiters.

Her initial training in IP was supplemented by several years of experience working in a law firm in the United States with more than 120 lawyers. She managed the filing of trademark applications with the US Patents & Trademarks Office (USPTO). She also handled and coordinated applications filed in foreign jurisdictions, supervised trademark disputes in different countries, prepared and filed post-registration maintenance Affidavits of Use with the USPTO.

Ms. Federis is involved in committee work for professional organizations. She organized a roundtable conference for the International Trademark Association (INTA), moderated an INTA conference panel discussion and represented INTA at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation IP Rights Experts’ Group consultation. She is a regular contributor to the Philippines section in INTA publications: Anti-Counterfeiting in Asia and the Pacific Rim, the International Oppositions Guide, Country Guides and the Madrid Practitioner’s Guide. Ms. Federis is also the regular contributor to the Getting the Deal Through: Patents Edition and Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks Edition.

In addition to her professional activities, Ms. Federis devotes time for pro-bono cases. She acted as defense counsel for students accused in anti-subversion cases and was defense counsel for seven women accused in a criminal case for malicious mischief. This case was filed by a prominent political family who illegally constructed fish pens in a lake that was declared by the government as a fish sanctuary. Ms. Federis is also a passionate proponent for the firm’s annual gift to the Office of Legal Affairs at the University of the Philippines College of Law and is a regular contributor to the funding of non-government organizations involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of street children.


Leaders in Intellectual Property Law

Properly protecting and enforcing intellectual property is vital to the success of a company or product. Federis and its attorneys have been in a leading position in the IP legal market in the Philippines for many years.

Federis is one of the top filers of trademark and patent applications in the Philippines, as well as one of the highest in official fee remittances for the last three years. The firm has been identified as one of the top law firms for patent prosecution by Managing IP, and its attorneys have been cited by Asialaw Leading Lawyers as one of the leading experts in the Asia-Pacific region.

We boast a team of highly qualified attorneys, lawyers, licensed patent and trademark agents, engineers, paralegals and technical staff. The attorneys at Federis draw their skill and expertise from their unique experiences working exclusively in the field of intellectual property law.

We are proud of our reputation and look forward to the challenge of maintaining it every day—one satisfied client at a time.


Carolina del Rio

Carolina Del Río is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Under her leadership, Clarke, Modet & Co. Chile, was recognized for the second time with the “IP Enforcement Law Firm of the Year in Chile” award by the magazine Corporate INTL Legal Awards Magazine. Award recognition of the history and experience of the legal team of Clarke, Modet & C ° Chile as well as cases of success they have achieved on behalf of multinational companies in terms of defending their industrial property rights in Chile.


– Degree in Law from Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. With more than 20 years of experience in issues related to Intellectual Property.
– Member of the Chilean Bar Association and INTA.
– Speaker in intellectual property and innovation seminars in China, Spain, USA and Chile.
– Important media columnist such as Diario Financiero, Revista del Campo, El Mercurio newspaper, Poder & Negocios magazine and La Segunda newspaper among others.
– She was elected by “Entrepreneurs Women” as one of the ten entrepreneurs’ women between 35 and 40 years in 2005.
– She is part of Mujeres del Pacifico an organization with the main goal of empowering women to try their own business in the countries of the Pacific Alliance , Chile peru México and Colombia.
– Degree in how to organize and lead projects and important teams and groups of work from IESE. master of full at Universidad de los Andes.


Clarke, Modet & Cº is one of the largest groups specialized in Intellectual Property in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries, founded in Spain in 1879.

It was created as a company to manage patents and perform Intellectual Property services. Our walls are plastered in framed Industrial Property journals from the SPTO, some of which have changed the face of the industry since the 19th century. We have some real gems, such as Edison’s light bulb and Goodyear’s tire.

Since the 1960s the company has made a bid for expanding internationally by opening subsidiaries in Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal and Mexico. Thirty years on, this start-up was completed with openings in Colombia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay, as well as, of course, the new territorial offices which we keep opening in each of the countries where we are present.

Our current presence in the world covers a total of 10 countries with more than 450 professional experts working from our 34 offices, together with a network of carefully selected agents across the world.

The key to our success is constant adaptation to the present and knowing how to anticipate market needs, which has always allowed us to offer ad-hoc customized solutions to accompany our clients throughout the life cycle of their IP rights.

Dr. Insan Budi Maulana

Insan Budi Maulana holds a law degree from Faculty of Law at University of Indonesia (1986) and he started his career as a lawyer in 1986 when he joined a reputable law firm soon after he graduated. He was appointed as a partner at the last law firm he worked with, before he then decided to establish MAULANA AND PARTNERS Law Firm.

As a Lawyer and Patent Attorney since 1986, he voted as was voted as the leading individual in Intellectual Property practice in Indonesia in The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – 2006/2007 editions


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Sarjana Hukum), University of Indonesia, Indonesia, 1986
  • Master’s Degree in Law (LLM), Kobe University, Japan, 1992
  • Doctorate Degree in Law, Kobe University, Japan, 1998
  • Appointed as Professor in Business Law by Ministry of Education in 2006.


  • Founder of Indonesian Intellectual Property Society (IIPS), IP Studies in Indonesia (FIPSI) and IP Clinic (Yayasan Klinik HAKI)
  • Member of AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industriale), APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association) and IPBA (Inter Pacific Bar Association),
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • Member of the Association of Indonesian Intellectual Property Consultant (Asosiasi Konsultan HaKI Indonesia)


  • Guest Researcher at MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE, Munich, Germany, August – September 1994, July – August 1996 and September – October 2001
  • Attended Certification Program in Intellectual Property Rights Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, England, October 1994 – January 1995
  • Member of the drafting team for “Undisclosed Information Act” (Undang-Undang Kerahasiaan Informasi), January – March 1995
  • Attended Patent Drafting Course in Singapore, organized by FICPI, September 1996
  • Member of the Expert Committee of the Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia (1998 – 2006)
  • Attended Symposium on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Litigation inMunich, Germany, 10 – 14 September 2001
  • Vice Coordinator of the drafting team for Bill of Trademark Appeal Commission, Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, April 2003
  • Vice Coordinator of the drafting team for Bill of Trademark Registration Procedures, Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, April 2003
  • Patent consultant for the ASEAN-ROCKEFELLER Project for pharmaceutical patents in the Phillipines and Laos, 2 -14 May 2004
  • Attended Hessen International University Summer Program for the course of New Technologies and Law: Biotechnology in Europe, Giessen, Germany, 24 July – 20 August 2005
  • Member of the advisory team for Intellectual Property at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, 2008
  • Chief Coordinator of the drafting team for the Bill of Amendment of Trademark Law
  • Speaker at the 4th Symposium China-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Exchange in Beijing, China, 8-9 December 2008
  • Speaker of “ABUSE OF DOMINANT BARGAINING POSITION” at the Fair Trade Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha) about unfair trade practices, Jakarta, 27 Juli 2010
  • Speaker of “Market Control” at the Fair Trade Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha), October 26, 2011.
  • Speaker for Korea Institute of Intellectual Property (KIIP) held in Seoul by the Faculty of Law, Hanyang University on 16 December 2013
  • Speaker for Osaka Shoko Kaigisho (Osaka Chamber of Commerce) with title “Investment and IP Protection in Indonesia” on 26 May 2014 in Osaka, Japan
  • Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan on 30 September 2013 and 27 May 2014
  • Guest Lecturer for Kobe SALAD 2015 (Summer School of Asian Law & Dispute Management) with title “IP Issues in Indonesia” at Faculty of Law, Kobe University on 19 August 2015
  • Lecturer at IP Training held by Trisakti University in August 2015
    Speaker for Public Hearing regarding Patent and Trademark held at the House of Representative of Indonesia in August 2015.
  • Lecturer at IP Training held by Trisakti University in August 2015
  • Lecturer at Training Course for Commercial Court Judges Certification in November 2015.

University Lecturer for Graduate Program at:

  • University of Indonesia, Notary Program, 1999 – present (Course: Intellectual Property Rights)
  • University of Indonesia, Accountancy Program, 2001 – present (Course: Business Law)
  • Trisakti University, Faculty of Law, 2015 – Present (Course : Intellectual Property Rights)
  • Sebelas Maret University, Faculty of Law, 2007 – Present
  • Krisnadwipayana University, Faculty of Law, 2000 –2014 (Course: Intellectual Property Rights and Unfair Competition)
  • Institute of Business and Information of Indonesia, Accountancy Program, 2004 –2013 (Course: Business Law)
  • University of Riau, Accountancy Program (Course: Business Law)


  • Indonesian IPR Laws (Undang-Undang HaKI Indonesia), Preface by Insan Budi Maulana, publisher PT Citra Aditya Bakti, Bandung, 2004
  • Protect IPR Right Now!(Lindungi HaKI Sekarang Juga!), written with Dwi Koendoro, 2005
  • Politics and Management of Intellectual Property Rights(Politik dan Manajemen HKI), publisher PT Alumni, Jakarta, 2009
  • A-B-C Industrial Design: Theories and Practices in Indonesia (A-B-C Desain Industri: Teori dan Praktek di Indonesia), publisher PT Citra AdityaBakti,Bandung, 2010
  • Putting Value On Your IP Assets, Economic Impact And Legal Protection Of Intellectual Property Rights: Experience On IP Law Implementation In Indonesia, IP Theses, IP CommunityMagazineNo. 8, March 2005 Edition
  • Benefiting from Patent Law No. 14 of 2001 for National Patent Development(Memanfaatkan UU Paten No. 14 Tahun 2001 untuk Pengembangan Paten Nasional), Widya Yustia Journal No. 2 (VII) July-December 2005
  • Regional Report, The ASEAN-Rockefeller Foundation Project on Intellectual Property Laws Review and Capacity Building on Intellectual Property Rights Related to Public Health in the ASEAN Region, Mission Report in Indonesia, LAO PDR and Philippine, ASEAN Secretarial, Jakarta, 2005
  • Patent and the Biotechnology Industry, IP Theses, IP Community Magazine No. 9, March 2006 Edition
  • The Analysis of the Implementation of Law No. 31 of 2000 on Industrial Design (Analisis Pelaksanaan Undang-undang Nomor 31 Tahun 2000 tentang Desain Industri), Legislasi Indonesia Journal Vol. 3 No. 4 December 2006

Along with over 20 other books and publications

Fluent in English, Japanese, and Indonesian

Dr Nikolaos Lyberis

Dr Nikolaos Lyberis is attorney and Managing Partner of VAYANOS KOSTOPOULOS Law Firm (1900), specializing in Intellectual Property Law in Greece and abroad. Being a litigator, he is admitted before the Supreme Courts for civil and administrative matters. Nikolaos represents prestigious clients in trademark, patent and other IP rights conflicts from all branches of industry and commerce, such as pharma and cosmoceuticals, consumer goods, automobile manufacturing, food and beverages, engineering, and others.

Nikolaos graduated from the Athens University Law School, worked as an assistant at the European Law Section of the Law School of the Democritus University and holds a PhD in European Economic Law of the Law School of Hamburg University, where he also worked as an assistant responsible for the European Documentation Center. Nikolaos served as legal adviser (Referent) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law in Hamburg for seven years delivering legal advices to inquiring German courts.

He is the author of various contributions inter alia on aspects of Community Trademarks Law, Unfair Competition, Patent and Design Law and he has conducted seminars on trademarks case law in the frame of educational programs for Examiners of the Greek Trademarks Office.

Nikolaos is a member of numerous international associations focusing on IP law. He currently serves as a Council Member of ECTA and as member of the ECTA’s  Harmonization Committee and Law Committee. He is also Secretary of the Hellenic Group of AIPPI. In the years 2005-2010 he worked as an active member of the Legislative Committee for the new Greek Trademarks Law 4072/2012, resp. Law 4155/2013 for the implementation of the Enforcement Directive 48/2004 in the Greek legal order.  He has also served as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Patent Office.


Farah Namazie

Farah has worked in the field of Intellectual Property & Technology law since her call to the Singapore Bar in 1991. She left private practice to work as in house counsel for Apple Computer Inc. where she worked on a range of technology law issues, including complex software licensing and outsourcing projects. She returned to private practice and in 2001 founded Namazie & Co., where she has since been involved comprehensively in the practice of Intellectual Property & Technology law. She represents and works closely with many international clients to develop and maintain their IPR portfolios, with a particular focus on IP protection and IP transactional work.

A graduate of Oxford University, she obtained a Masters in Intellectual Property & Commercial law from the University of London, and qualified as a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn before returning to Singapore to start a career in Intellectual Property law. Farah has published and lectured on IP & Technology law internationally. She is a member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and the ASEAN IPA and is a registered Patent Agent in Singapore.


NAMAZIE & Co. is an Intellectual Property & Technology law firm. Founded in 2001, it serves clients who require specialized legal services and solutions to protect and commercialise their Intellectual Property assets in Asia.

The firm’s clientele includes a rich mix of multi-national corporations, local and foreign law firms, research institutions, technology start-ups, small and medium enterprises and individuals, both locally and internationally, across diverse industries.

NAMAZIE & Co. has earned an international reputation for providing “first-class service” and “excellent support to clients” on a range of legal issues in Intellectual Property & Technology law.

Our guiding principles have consistently been:-

  • Specialization in IP & Technology law
  • Acquiring Contemporary, Industry based experience
  • To Provide Optimal Solutions for our clients


Nina Moshynska

Nina Moshynska is a Ukrainian patent and trademark attorney and a managing partner in Ukraine of Gorodissky & Partners.

Ms. Moshynska has an extensive practice, covering all aspects of IP rights protection, including patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, copyrights and has a history of successful protection of clients’ rights in courts of law.

Nina Moshynska graduated from Kiev Polytechnic University and Central Institute of Intellectual Property (Moscow). While working as a deputy director of the Ukrainian Patent Office Research Centre from 1992 to 1995, she contributed to the establishment of the patent system and drafting of the legislative framework for the protection of IP rights in Ukraine.

Ms. Moshynska received training at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and in 1994 she was a member of the Ukrainian government delegation which signed the Trademark Law Treaty in Geneva.

Nina Moshynska was certified and began her activity as a patent attorney in 1996. During this period, she established the Ukrainian Patent Attorney Association and became its first president.

Ms. Moshynska is a co-founder and a managing partner in Ukraine of Gorodissky & Partners.

Ms. Moshynska has many awards from the Ukrainian Patent Office. She contributed to numerous foreign specialised publications, with regard to the IP rights protection.

Ms. Moshynska is a co-founder, the first President and a member of the Ukrainian Patent Attorney Association, as well as a member of AIPPI, INTA, LESI and MARQUES.

Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine:

Gorodissky and Partners is one of the leading IP law firms in Ukraine.

According to the results of international surveys held annually by the British magazine «Managing Intellectual Property» among IP specialists from more than 100 countries around the world, Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine is recognized as one of the best firms in Ukraine in the field of intellectual property rights registration, as well as protection of IP  rights in courts and during pre-trial procedures.

Patent attorneys and lawyers of Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine provide a full range of services in the field of intellectual property, including: filing applications for titles of protection on industrial property objects, applying for copyright registration, conducting application paperwork, preparing drafts of license agreements and assignment agreements as well as filing them for registration in the patent office, keeping titles of protection in force, representing clients’ interests in prejudicial settlement of disputes, before courts and other competent authorities.

Advanced system of partnerships with foreign law firms, extensive experience and modern means of communication allow handling matters of national and international clients quickly and efficiently, both in Ukraine and in any other country in the world.

Patent attorneys and lawyers of Gorodissky and Partners are members of Ukrainian Association of Patent Attorneys, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), and Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES).


Afam Francis Nwokedi

STILLWATERS is an award winning leading law firm that specialises in corporate and commercial, intellectual property (IP) law, taxation and dispute resolution/litigation. The firm operates from the commercial cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, with extended IP practice is Angola and under the OAPI dispensation.

Our mission is to meet the needs of our clients by providing quality legal representation on a cost effective basis.

Professionalism, flexibility and innovation are the hallmark of our practice. We value professional excellence, outstanding result and realise they both require creativity and hard work. We strive to gain every legal advantage for our clients while upholding the principles behind the practice of the law.

From corporate commercial contracts, media rights mergers, sport licensing, corporate income tax, copyright issues, due diligence to general trademark/patent administration, infringement, passing-off, anti-counterfeiting, piracy technology transfer, joint venture, dispute resolution, litigation and enforcement, practice representative clients include over 600 clients including foreign and local multinationals, publicly quoted companies, financial institutions, industries, small and medium-size businesses and private entrepreneurs. We are adequately equipped and well positioned to meet the challenges of legal practice in this ever-changing technological age. Whether a client’s matter is small or large, we strive always to provide the individual attention and quality service that has helped many of our clients to grow with us over the years.


Omar M. A Obeidat

Partner, Regional Head of Intellectual Property


Yarmouk University, Jordan – LLB degree              1996

University of Georgia at Athens, USA – LL.M. degree      1997

Admission Details/Call to Bar

Jordan Lawyers Bar Association 1997


  • English
  • Arabic


Omar Obeidat is a Partner in Al Tamimi & Company and the Head of Intellectual Property Department and enjoys over 18 years of experience in this field.

Omar obtained his LL.B degree in 1996 from Yarmouk University, Jordan, and his LL.M. degree in 1997 from the University of Georgia at Athens, USA. His main field of specialisation is in Intellectual Property, Competition, Media, Data Protection, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Consumer Protection. In the UAE and also in the Arab region.

He has extensive experience in IP Audit Due Diligence having managed the entire IP Audit for Qatar Rail, Emaar Malls and Meraas Holding IPO.

Omar helped his clients protect their managing intellectual property rights in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq, by way of managing trademark portfolios and advised on protection of IP rights, and enforcing trademarks and copyright throughout the region whether through Customs authorities for in-bound and out-bound shipments or through local police and administrative authorities in respect of offending goods in-market. His experience in the field of intellectual property enabled him to train judges, police officers and custom officials on the laws and practice of enforcement and prosecution of rights.

Omar is also particularly strong on pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and acted for the main organisation and members of the pharmaceutical organisation (PhRMA) on challenging unauthorised marketing approvals. Omar also advises tobacco clients on standards and specifications conformity and also in acting against Contraband and illicit trade. Omar further advises on Marketing Campaigns and Promotions and clearances for advertisements. Omar also took on high profile cases of defamation in favour of major broadcasters and advises on false advertisement and unfair commercial practices.

On the legislative side, Omar assisted in drafting or commenting on Trademarks Regulation, Industrial Property (Design & Patent) Law, Trade Secrets Draft, Competition draft, Cyber Crimes Law, Plant Varieties Law, and E-commerce Law.

Omar has spoken at tens of seminars, conferences, round tables on mostly intellectual property and, is regularly hosted on Televised programs including BBC’ World; Middle East Business report, Dubai TV, One TV and Abu Dhabi TV and has extensive publications.

Omar is member to many organisations locally and internationally including Dubai Quality Group, Board member of Brand Owners Protection Group (BPG). Jordan Bar Association and International Trademarks Association. (INTA) and chaired and sat on various committees with INTA.  Omar is on the editorial board of the Trademark Lawyer Publication.  He is also a Trustee and Board member to the Dubai Advisory Board for Intellectual Property.  This Board advises the Dubai Government on high level matters and strategies in relation to Intellectual Property. In addition to be a member of the Advisory Board for the Middle East North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA).

Omar is ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Tier 1 in Legal 500, The World Trademark Review ranked Omar as Gold and states “IP head Omar Obeidat is the star of the show; he is strongly endorsed for his anti-counterfeiting know-how and his in-depth understanding of IP law”. Omar was also a Winner of the Client Choice Awards 2015 under the practice Intellectual Property-Trademarks. He was also chosen by Managing Intellectual Property in the IP Stars Handbook of 2014 and 2015.


Carlton Fon Akkum

Cameroon / African Intellectual Property Organization, (OAPI)

Carlton is the Managing Partner of the firm with more than fifteen years of outstanding practice. He studied Law and Economics and has many qualifications. Admitted to the Cameroon Bar Association in 1996, he advices local and international clients in all aspects of corporate transactions and corporate Law as well as venture capital investments. He also has extensive experience in Intellectual Property Law, Mining and Hydro-carbons, Civil Aviation and Labour and Trade Relations. He is currently advising Rodeo Resources and Grynberg Petroleum Company, United States based Corporation, on the Exploration, Exploitation, Development and Marketing of the on-shore Logbaba natural Gas/Condensate Field project in Cameroon. He has advised Ansette World Wide Aviation and G.E. Capital Aviation Ltd., with respect to five (5) Air-Craft Lease Transactions contracted with the Cameroon Airlines. Carlton has also handled other highly complex structured finance transactions.

The firm is a full-service IP firm, accredited before the 17 Memberstate Countries of the  African Intellectual Property Organization,(OAPI). 

Prior to joining AKKUM, AKKUM & Associates LLP, he constituted one of the two (2) partners in the Nico Halle & Co Law Firm and was the Assistant Managing Partner for several years. Carlton has a well established practice and is proficient in both English and French.


Alexander Münster-Horstkotte

Alexander Münster-Horstkotte is German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney as well as European Trademark and Design Attorney. He works in the area of intellectual property protection since 2007.

He holds a degree in computer science from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich. He specialised in technical computer science and operations research.

Alexander Münster-Horstkotte has been project manager of an international team with members from Germany, USA and France for more than three years and has, inter alia, worked at locations as Boston (USA), Norfolk (USA) and Paris (France). Moreover, he has worked as an instructor in the training of network administrators. He gained experience in the areas of computer simulation, network and database technology and IT security.

In the field of intellectual property, his main areas are information and communication technology, IT security technology, printing technology and software-related inventions.

Samson & Partner Patentanwälte mbB:

Samson & Partner (now Samson & Partner Patentanwälte mbB) was founded by Friedrich R. von Samson-Himmelstjerna in 1983. Since then it has grown to a mid-sized patent law firm.

Our vast experience in implementing patents and trademarks benefits our clients’ right from the outset, i.e. during the procurement of intellectual property rights.

Our head office is situated in Munich, Germany, in direct proximity to the European Patent Office (EPA) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA). Furthermore, we have our own representation in Alicante, Spain.

We work in all areas of intellectual property law – national, European and world-wide:

  • Assessment of protectability and drafting of intellectual property applications, such as patents, utility models, trademarks, designs
  • Procurement of protection rights through the responsible authorities
  • Defence of intellectual property rights against attacks by third parties, e.g. against objections, contradictions, nullity and cancelation actions
  • Enforcement against infringers, through infringement analysis, warning and infringement indictment
  • We also support companies concerned with intellectual property rights of competitors, for example through clearance and violation analyses, removal of questionable patent rights by objection, nullity and cancelation actions, defence in infringement procedures
  • Advice on licensing, transmission, partnership and secrecy contracts, due diligence, intellectual property law strategies, intellectual property law evaluation