REHKATSCH Att­or­neys at Law

Spe­cia­list law firm

For trade­mark law

As a law firm in Colo­gne and Ber­lin, we are spe­cia­li­zed in copy­right and media law, espe­ci­al­ly we fre­quent­ly deal with the field of trade­mark law.

Trade­mark law pro­tects
- the brand
- busi­ness desi­gna­ti­ons and
- geo­gra­phi­cal indi­ca­ti­ons.

Pur­su­ant to Sec­tion 5 of the Ger­man Trade­mark Act (Mar­kenG), busi­ness desi­gna­ti­ons include com­pa­ny trade­marks and work titles. The­se ari­se from the mere act of put­ting the pro­duct into use, and far more fre­quent­ly wit­hout the respec­ti­ve owner even being awa­re of it.

Anyo­ne who uses a pro­tec­ted trade­mark or other mark wit­hout aut­ho­riza­ti­on vio­la­tes trade­mark law. One can pro­tect ones­elf against this with war­nings and final­ly enforce injunc­ti­ve reli­ef as a pro­hi­bi­ti­on in court.

A trade­mark ser­ves to iden­ti­fy the goods or ser­vices of a com­pa­ny. Trade­mark pro­tec­tion is estab­lished by regis­tra­ti­on in the regis­ter of the Ger­man Patent and Trade­mark Office (DPMA), the Euro­pean Uni­on Intellec­tu­al Pro­per­ty Office (EUIPO) or the World Intellec­tu­al Pro­per­ty Orga­niza­ti­on (WIPO).

With the regis­tra­ti­on of the trade­mark, the owner has the exclu­si­ve right to use the trade­mark for the pro­tec­ted goods and/or ser­vices.

The­re are a num­ber of pit­falls to con­sider during the trade­mark search pro­cess lea­ding up to a trade­mark appli­ca­ti­on. Thus, not only iden­ti­cal licen­se pla­tes col­l­i­de with each other, but also simi­lar licen­se pla­tes. This is often a legal assess­ment and requi­res some expe­ri­ence to weigh any risks.

Cont­act us if you have any ques­ti­ons regar­ding trade­mark appli­ca­ti­ons, exis­ting cea­se-and-desist let­ters, pos­si­ble inf­rin­ge­ments, or any other ques­ti­ons rela­ted to trade­mark, work title, or com­pa­ny trade­mark law. We will be hap­py to arran­ge an appoint­ment with you.

Click here for more infor­ma­ti­on on trade­mark law in our tuto­ri­al What is actual­ly trade­mark pro­tec­tion?

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