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Justus Kreuels - 3. November 2022
An IP due diligence is a targeted analysis and evaluation of a company's IP portfolio.
It is carried out in preparation for a transaction (e.g. merger, sale and purchase of a company, investment, spin-off, licensing deal) in order to know the value of the IP portfolio, as well as possible legal risks, at an early stage.
Matthias Rößler - 26. September 2022
Trademarks and trademark applications that are similar or identical to your own trademark can be identified through continuous trademark monitoring at an early stage. Trademark searches protect your own trademark from losing distinctiveness and from the threat of trademark dilution due to the existence of similar or identical trademarks.
Justus Kreuels - 29. August 2022
Reasons for the transfer of a patent, trademark or design may be a change of owner, a change of address or a change of name. However, mergers, company takeovers and liquidations also entail a transfer of IP rights. This should be announced and registered with the responsible patent and trademark office.
Matthias Rößler - 27. July 2022
In order to be able to market a product internationally or beyond the EU with trademark protection, an international trademark application is an interesting option. The prerequisite for an international registration (IR) is the existence of an already registered or at least pending trademark. This can be a national trademark or an EU trademark.
Justus Kreuels - 14. June 2022
Under the European Patent Convention (EPC), any third party may file with the EPO observations to the patentability of an invention which is the subject of a published European patent application if one sees grounds which might prevent the grant of a patent.
Matthias Rößler - 20. April 2022
Patent searches are an important tool, e.g. to assess the patentability of an invention or to check whether one's own products infringe third-party property rights. In international databases such as Depatisnet (DPMA), Espacenet (EPO) and Patentscope (WIPO), information on patents and utility models published worldwide can be searched.