Our IP team understands the notions of ever-increasing competition and on-going technical innovations; meaning you receive up-to-date services in line with the latest trends. You are an international firm? The international level at which we operate covers everything it takes for the comprehensive protection of your IP rights portfolio. This covers not only the classical offline sector, but also the application of IP rights online.
The team’s industry sector expertise spans a wide range of industries. Whether you are a multinational corporation or a significantly smaller but highly specialised company, we have an extensive network of contacts with registration authorities, courts, and specialised partner law firms across the CEE/SEE region which benefits you when it comes to expediting registrations and enforcing claims effectively.
Areas of Specialisation
Intellectual Property assets are essential to keeping your business stable and innovative. Our team is used to handling ground-breaking cases relating to trademarks and 3D trademarks. We offer you trademark portfolio management (including prosecution, clearance and monitoring services), protection and strategy, litigation before courts and patent offices, and anti-counterfeiting and M&A related to trademarks, all throughout the CEE/SEE region.
Wolf Theiss knows patents, inside and out. Our work covers all aspects of patent law with a focus on litigation, but also includes acquisitions, licensing and transfers of patents as well as dispute resolution services, with a particular focus on infringement proceedings, preliminary injunctions and entitlement issues. You can trust us for a sound opinion on patent validity and infringement and advice on employee inventions, pledge agreements on patents and utility models in M&A transactions.
Whether offline or online, your copyright is your copyright. We have experience in devising and advising on copyright protection in relation to literature, art, music, film and TV as well as computer software and online media. If you come across a song or story that reminds you just a bit too much of your own work, we can advise you on copyright infringement proceedings, even in complex cross-border cases.
Keeping your business competitive means ensuring a level playing field. We can advise you on matters such as misleading and comparative advertisements, sole position advertisements, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information and other unfair business practices. Our clients come from traditional sectors such as retail but also include pharma, software companies and clients from new media.
You want to protect the creative output of your business at all costs. We can represent you in all types of intellectual property claims, including contract disputes and unfair business practices. Our team also has particular expertise in handling all aspects of patent litigation. If necessary, we don't shy from more heated disputes over issues such as ownership rights and personal rights protection in the media. You benefit from our full range of dispute resolution services including arbitration and other alternatives.
A client praises the team's pragmatism: "We are so pleased with the IP practice at Wolf Theiss because they give us no abstract recommendations, but always have the practical effects and implementations in mind."
Another client confirms that the "lawyers not only have an analytical approach to legal issues but also have the capability to provide hands-on solutions which take into account the specific needs of our company and business field."