Design and Design Patent Law

HERTIN & Partner protects your design

Design can be a substantial aspect of your economic success. Thus, it deserves a special kind of protection. This is where we come into play. After having consulted the members of the largest German design association for years, we know the concerns of the designers and companies with an affinity for design.

In HERTIN & Partner, you will always find a competent representative, keeping track of all aspects relevant in design law while developing cost-effective options for protection and defense. Besides design law, the core area of the work of our attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys also includes all other legal areas relevant for design protection, e.g. copyright, competition law and trademark law.

Our services in the area of design law

Amongst other things, our services comprise the following:

  • Individual consultation and legal support regarding the creation of new design concepts
  • Clarification of the legal status of industrial property rights in view of already known designs
  • Development and implementation of protection strategies while taking into account your commercial specifications and the cost-benefit aspect
  • National and international applications of your design
  • Maintenance of your intellectual property rights portfolio
  • Defense of your design against legal actions by third parties
  • Enforcement of your intellectual property rights against infringements by third parties in all official proceedings, in legal proceedings in court and out of court, also in line with confiscation by customs

In addition, you can count on us in all matters regarding your creations and other creative activities. Our attorneys-at-law prepare

  • Expert opinions regarding patentability and scope of protection of your designs
  • Contracts for the transfer of designs, licensing agreements and contracts regarding the exploitation of the design patent
  • Evaluation of your design portfolio

… and much more

Contact Persons with HERTIN & Partner

Our team responsible for design law comprises the legal attorneys Dr. Hermann-Josef Omsels, and the patent attorneys Dr. Tobias Boeckh and Julia Becker.