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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Heike Blank
Dr. Heike Blank
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Cologne
Heike Blank specialises in unfair competition, pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics law and represents major German and international companies in court, in particular in the context of interim injunctions...
Alexander Bossel
Dr. Alexander von Bossel, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Alexander von Bossel specialises in IP/IT litigation with a focus on representing international and German companies, many of whom DAX-listed, in unfair competition and trademark law cases. Another core...
Winfried Bullinger
Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
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...
Markus Deck
Markus Deck, M.C.J. (University of Texas, Austin)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Intellectual Property, CMS Germany
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 litigation...
Julia Dönch
Julia Dönch, M.A.
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Stuttgart
Julia Dönch specialises in IP law, advising companies on unfair competition matters, copyright and publishing law as well as on trademark applications, enforcement and defence. She has long standing...
Matthias Eck
Prof. Dr. Matthias Eck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
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 negotiates...
Peter Endres
Peter Endres
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
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 practice...
Nikolas Gregor
Dr. Nikolas Gregor, LL.M. (Boston University), Maître en droit
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
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 expertise...
Gordian N. Hasselblatt
Prof. Dr. Gordian N. Hasselblatt, LL.M. (McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento/CA)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Gordian Hasselblatt is a partner in the Cologne office of CMS Hasche Sigle. He has many years of experience and comprehensive expertise in intellectual property law focussing particularly on international...
Thomas Hirse
Dr. Thomas Hirse
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Thomas Hirse has particular experience with the legal evaluation of intellectual property in the context of corporate transactions and IPOs. He regularly advises on technology-driven mergers and acquisitions...