Trademarks & Designs

Trade­marks iden­ti­fy a company’s goods and ser­vices and dis­tin­guish them from the goods and ser­vices of oth­er com­pa­nies. With the reg­is­tra­tion of a trade­mark its own­er acquires the sole right to use the trade­mark for the pro­tect­ed goods and ser­vices. The trade­mark own­der can pro­hib­it third par­ties from using con­fus­ing trade­marks and thus pro­tects the mar­ket posi­tion that it has cre­at­ed for its customers.

Designs pro­tect the appear­ance of prod­ucts or parts of a prod­uct. Reg­is­tered designs grant their own­er a tem­po­rary monop­oly over the appearance—shape and color—of a prod­uct. The own­er of a reg­is­tered design can pro­hib­it third par­ties from using his pro­tect­ed design in the man­u­fac­ture, sale, or import and export of products.

In this respect, brands and designs rep­re­sent a sig­nif­i­cant asset of every company. 

Our many years of expe­ri­ence in this area dis­tin­guish us as a com­pe­tent part­ner when it comes to the top­ic of brand and design protection.

On the one hand, DTS advis­es you with great com­pe­tence and pro­fes­sion­al­i­ty on which brands and designs are best suit­ed for the pro­tec­tion of your company’s assets. Togeth­er with our clients we devel­op the appro­pri­ate appli­ca­tion strat­e­gy and then take over the reg­is­tra­tion of your trade­marks and designs in Ger­many, Switzer­land, the Euro­pean Union and worldwide.

As a patent and law firm, we also effec­tive­ly enforce our clients’ trade­marks and designs in court or, con­verse­ly, defend our clients against attacks by third par­ties. In this respect, our clients can rely on our well-found­ed and long­time exper­tise as well as on our ded­i­cat­ed commitment.