Trademarks, Design, Patent and Copyright Law

By advising at an early stage we can help you to avoid adverse conflicts and unnecessary costs. We will be pleased to give advice on your project from the first idea, its realization, the protection of the results, to the potentially necessary enforcement of your protected rights.

 

Global networking, constant availability of and easy access to information, as well as new technologies as easier means to imitating products, endanger creative work and company know-how. We are constant companions of our clients in their trademark, design, patent and copyright law matters. We advise and represent trademark owners, inventors, creators and designers from various industrial sectors – from the first idea and development through the publication to a potential commercialization. PENDL MAIR consists of a team of lawyers, who are highly qualified in all areas of Intellectual Property Law. Our IP attorneys have established their reputation in this field well beyond the Austrian borders.

 

By advising at an early stage we can help our clients to protect their intellectual property rights efficiently and effectively in order to avoid adverse conflicts and unnecessary costs.

 

Principal areas of expertise:

  • Applications for national trademarks and designs, international trademarks and designs as well as of Union Trademarks (formerly „Community Trademarks”) and Community Designs
  • Development of international trademark protection strategies
  • Drafting and answering of cease and desist letters
  • Legal advice and representation in trademark, design, patent and copyright disputes, civil and criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • Opposition proceedings before the Austrian Patent Office or before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in connection with Union Trademarks and Community Designs
  • Cancellation proceedings before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in connection with Union Trademarks and Community Designs, including appeals to the Luxembourg courts
  • Trademark clearance searches
  • Trademark administration with our own trademark administration software, including the monitoring of deadlines with a separate login for clients
  • Licensing agreements, coexistence agreements, prior rights agreements, know-how contracts, research and development agreements, agreements concerning exploitation rights
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • Advice with respect to and representation against collecting societies