Legal Expertise

Safely represented, even beyond your patent


In addition to the legal competence of our patent attorneys before the offices, Prüfer & Partner represents you decisively in litigation before the infringement courts: with five licensed German lawyers specialised in the protection of intellectual property – as well as four patent attorneys, who upgraded their education to Master of Laws (LL.M.).

We are constantly working in the following areas of intellectual property rights protection and therefore have solid practical knowledge:

  • patent law/utility model law
  • trademark law
  • design rights/design protection
  • protection of varieties
  • interim legal protection
  • litigation and infringement processes concerning patents, utility models, trademarks, design patterns and designs
  • appeals and nullity proceedings against patents and utility models and deletions of opposing patent rights
  • claims for damages
  • patent rating
  • customs confiscation
  • competitive performance protection
  • domain rights
  • copyright
  • development of registration strategies
  • licensing law/licensing agreement law
  • R&D contracts
  • antitrust law in the IP area
  • contractual law in intellectual property rights protection
  • freedom-to-operate (FTO) analyses
  • IP due diligence, IP post-merger integration
  • research on the state of the art
  • development of attack and defence strategies against IP rights of competitors
  • cooperation and secrecy agreements
  • coexistence agreements in the brand field

Do you need more than intellectual property rights protection? For many years, we have been working closely with our cooperation firm Streitbörger-Speckmann.  With more than 50 lawyers and notaries, the law firm offers a wide range of advisory services in the area of corporate law.