karo IP is an intellectual property law firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Those who seek effective protection for their innovations find themselves confronted by an environment in which conditions are changing ever more rapidly. Its challenges, along with an increase in the complexity of intersecting technologies and fields of international law, are virtually impossible to negotiate nowadays without a concerted team approach on the part of the professional consultants. This motivated us to form a patent attorney team that collectively embodies all of the skills and expertise needed to address the specifics of your particular case, one that can provide you with quick, comprehensive and interdisciplinary assistance in order to patent your idea.

That team, which bears the name karo IP, therefore comprises specialists in a number of different technical, scientific and legal disciplines, and it enjoys the support of highly qualified and experienced professionals. At our offices in Düsseldorf, Munich and Dresden, our team offers for your projects the appropriate patent attorney.

karo IP is regularly ranked and recommended in various renowned publications, including Best Lawyers, Legal 500, JUVE, WWL, IAM Patent, WirtschaftsWoche and Financial Times.

Since June 2023 unitary patents can be applied for or registered at the European Patent Office (EPO). Further information about the European patent with unitary effect (UPC).

Visit the karo IP blog to learn more about IP strategies, trademark and design protection, the possibilities of patent protection in the context of digital technologies, the law on employees' inventions, etc.

karo IP Blog

Design protection: European design vs. US design patent

Justus Kreuels -
5. December 2023

The protection of the external shape and design of a product is an important issue for companies, not least due to the large number of product imitations worldwide. About the similarities and differences in the registration of designs in Europe (Community & Industrial Design) and in the USA (Design Patent).



Düsseldorf, Germany

Patent Attorney Training

You are interested in patent law and want to become a patent attorney?

We are looking forward to hearing from talented engineers (m/f) and scientists (m/f) who are interested in being trained as a German patent attorney and European patent attorney at karo IP.