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Trademark Law


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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