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.