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In the battle for market shares and profits, companies sometimes exploit the activities or reputation of the competitor unfairly. Besides the special law of trademark and patents, the law of unfair competition offers so called supplementary competitive rights.


How to protect know-how efficiently:

Patents, Utility Models or other intellectual property rights can not protect every relevant information. Therefore, the proctection of know-how plays an important role. In the age of digital communication, exclusive knowledge is an essential asset of many companies. Due to the use of new media, the change of emloyees and cooperation partners, there is a growing risk of spreading valuable knowledge without authorization. Confidentiality Agreements, guidelines for the use of new media and actions against any unauthorized distribution are part of the know-how protection within the civil law.

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If third parties imitate your products or services or take unfair advantage of the reputation of your company, we advise on the possibilities of supplementary protection of achievements under competition law. By the means of warning letters and interim injunctions, we are able to react quickly and efficiently to new situations and expected disputes, e.g. by depositing protective letters in court, which can prevent the granting of interim injunctions in favor of competitors. This can protect your company from severe financial damage – for example as a result of non-payment of license fees.

Additionally, we support you in questions concerning media and press law, broadcasting, IT, internet and domain law.


Competition Law

In the battle for market shares and profits, companies sometimes use illegal strategies: They exploit the activities or reputation of the competitor unfairly. Besides the special law of trademark and patents, the law of unfair competition offers so called supplementary competitive rights.

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Our consultancy in competition law includes the examination of your planned measures and actions against other market players or the according defense. We offer you the earliest possible protection and planning reliability.


Antitrust examination

The antitrust law not only prohibits the existence of anticompetitive market structures like monopoles but also anticompetitive contractual agreements like those related to intellctual property rights. As a result of the breach of antitrust law, the agreements as such become invalid. Due to the invalidity, there exists a high commercial risk if companies do not examine their contractual agreements of a possible breach of antitrust law. Our services. To the point.

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When drafting new or reviewing existing agreements regarding intellectual property rights, we keep an eye on limits laid down by antitrust laws. Hereby, we prevent your contracts from violating antitrust laws and thus being null and void. This can protect your company from severe financial damage – for example as a result of non-payment of license fees.