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Trademark Lawyers

We provide support for creating, defending and commercialising your designation rights.

Trademarks are of major importance for a company’s value and competitive position. The lawyers at CMS Germany offer cost-effective management of your property rights portfolio based on your specific requirements. To do this, we use state-of-the-art software that is precision-tailored to our clients' needs.

We register trademarks in Germany and throughout the world

CMS takes responsibility for your property rights. We manage some of the biggest German trademark portfolios. Our objective is to deliver the best possible protection for your distinctive marks within the available budget. We always take financial aspects into account in addition to legal factors.

Good defence begins far from the goal

Based on this insight, we advise you even before your trademarks are registered. The issues we look at include trademark clearance, the scope of protection and potential conflicts with existing trademarks.

A good attack ends with a goal

Our specialists represent you against violators of your property rights – out-of-court, before trademark offices, in arbitration proceedings and mediation, and in court (fast-track and principal proceedings). We also possess extensive specialist knowledge and experience in domain disputes and border seizure procedures.

You can also count on us in licensing contract law

CMS can advise you on exploiting your property rights or licensing third-party property rights. This work includes complex contract design for international and worldwide licensing, both as licensee and as licensor, for all property rights in a wide range of industries.

Domains are our domain

In addition to safeguarding the designations of companies, products and services, our lawyers also deal with the registration and defence of domain names. We are experienced in taking action against domain grabbers through out-of-court, in-court or domain arbitration proceedings. We also provide advice in relation to the launch of top-level domains, for example in "sunrise periods".

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Jens Wagner
Dr. Jens Wagner
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare Group, CMS
Germany, Hamburg
With long-standing experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and food supplements sectors, Jens Wagner provides comprehensive advisory and litigation services to life science...
Heike Blank
Dr. Heike Blank
Rechtsanwältin | Global Co-Head of Consumer Products Group, CMS
Germany, Cologne
Heike Blank specialises in unfair competition, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics and trademark law and represents major German and international companies in court, in particular in the context of...
Matthias Eck
Prof. Dr. Matthias Eck
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Intellectual Property Group, CMS
Germany, Stuttgart
Matthias Eck advises German and international clients on all intellectual property and unfair competition law matters. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright and competition law, advises on and...
Nikolas Gregor
Dr. Nikolas Gregor, LL.M. (Boston) Maître en droit
Germany, Hamburg
Nikolas Gregor is an intellectual property law expert. With a focus on the consumer goods industry as well as life science companies (pharma, plant protection, food, cosmetics), he has special...
Peter Endres
Peter Endres
Germany, Munich
With deep insight and expertise, Peter Endres advises his clients on all legal aspects of procurement, production and distribution and also represents them in court in this field. His distribution...
Winfried Bullinger
Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
Germany, Berlin
Winfried Bullinger is one of Germany’s leading copyright lawyers. He advises his clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including media law and know-how protection and also represents t...
Markus Deck
Markus Deck, M.C.J. (University of Texas, Austin)
Germany, Duesseldorf
Markus Deck is an intellectual property expert with more than 25 years of experience and a particular focus on technology-related projects. He specialises in patent law and represents clients in...
Torsten Sill
Dr. Torsten Sill
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)
Germany, Hamburg
Torsten Sill specialises in all aspects of unfair competition, intellectual property as well as related purchasing and distribution matters. He has more than 20 years of experience advising his...
Markus Schöner
Dr. Markus Schöner, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Competition & EU Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Hamburg
Markus Schöner is a specialist for EU and German antitrust law, including merger control. His competition law expertise is in particular demand in the context of setting up selective distribution ...
Heralt Hug
Dr. Heralt Hug
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)
Germany, Leipzig
Heralt Hug, certified lawyer for intellectual property, specialises in competition, trademark, copyright and media law and represents clients in and out of court. The companies he works for are...