Ideas and innovation are the creative potential of a successful business. This intellectual potential becomes a measurable enterprise value when expressed in property rights (e.g. patents, utility patents and copyright) or monetised through licences. Legally watertight advertising campaigns, press materials that are beyond reproach and careful media usage also make a quantifiable contribution to business success.
What others say about us
"CMS has one of the best IP teams in the business."
(Law firms in Germany)
"The team offers good know-how, experience, value for money and excellent client services."
"Clients say that 'nothing compares with' CMS's practice."
(Legal 500, 2013)
Experience and expertise whenever you need us
CMS assists both SMEs and international corporations to optimise their intellectual property rights and assert them effectively. More than 70 specialised IP lawyers provide tailored advice that is designed to achieve results. Thanks to their experience from practice, teaching and research, they are always familiar with the latest developments across all areas of intellectual property.
Unlike most other areas of law, intellectual property is repeatedly affected by new legislative proposals at a national and international level. Accordingly, our lawyers are widely represented in professional associations and expert committees that deal with these developments and provide expert comment.
- Design Law
- In-Court and Out-of-Court Representation
- Border Seizure
- Trademark Law
- Patent and Utility Patent Law
- Competition Law (Unfair Competition Act – UWG)
CMS – presence in Europe
In European countries outside Germany, the international CMS network provides CMS with access to specialists to advise on your claims out-of-court and enforce them in court. We take over the coordination of parallel infringement cases in various countries.
Key markets and industries
Our experienced team successfully advises companies from every sector, including:
- Internet and new media
- Cosmetics industry
- Medical technology
- Pharmaceuticals and food
- Press and publishing
- Advertising and marketing