On February 17, 2023, Germany finally ratified the Agreement
Unified Patent Court System
June 1, 2023, uniform patent protection can be obtained and enforced in seventeen EU countries.
In contrast to the legal system of the United States of America, the German and European legal systems
characterized by a two-tier system in both the technical and esthetic fields (namely, patents / utility models and copyright / registered designs). In
case the so-called “small coin” (i.e. utility model or registered design) is laid out for quick availability and very low
requirements in favor of anyone seeking legal protection. The already differentiated intellectual
rights in German law are additionally extended, particularly by the judicial case law of unfair competition as mentioned in §§ 3 and 4 ff. UWG, which also
provides points of reference for
the third important field, namely the law of signs and marks.
As a well-established team that is highly qualified in
handling national, European and international patent, design and
trademark rights, we know the time and costs needed for the development and designing of a new product
the establishment of a trademark or service mark. Since in most cases and for practical reasons, a protection of (trade) secrets cannot be guaranteed, we offer legal
advice to business companies of any size as well as start-ups and free inventors in
all important fields of intellectual property rights and the protection
of innovative performances.
One of our core activities and interests is the individual support of for example an innovation from
development phase to the filing of an intellectual property right up to its enforcement or, as the
case may be, its
From our Headquarters in the middle of the NordAllianz - Metro
North, an alliance of interests of eight communities of the districts Munich and Freising,
Eching, Garching, Hallbergmoos, Ismaning,
Neufahrn, Oberschleissheim, Unterfoehring and Unterschleissheim, as well as our new
Erkrath and Boeblingen
Offices within of the Duesseldorf and Stuttgart Metro Regions we are active throughout Germany.
The team of
HEILEIN IP LAW, located since 2002 in Unterschleissheim near Munich,
maintains contact with a global network of
attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys both in Germany and abroad, thereby enabling us to offer our
clients competent support for a wide range of interests and subjects.