Managing complex brand portfolios has been one of our core competencies for over 16 years. ZIERHUT IP. is one of the law firms with the highest number of national and European trademark applications. We manage numerous international portfolios and maintain a comprehensive network of global agents.
We have many years of experience in registering trademarks, including research and monitoring. For example, we represent in opposition and nullity proceedings against bad faith applicants before the Trademark Offices and the Boards of Appeal of the European Intellectual Property Office.
We have a sophisticated system for monitoring trademarks and we can prevent conflicting trademark become registered by regularly tracking trademark applications published for opposition. We have the know-how to take the necessary steps to fully protect the brands of our clients.
Caring for brands often involves the need for legal enforcement of trademark rights. We have extensive litigation experience before the German courts, trademark offices and the European Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice. One of our core competences is the coordination of transnational legal disputes.
We have many years of experience to prevent the misuse of your brand. We work with customs and law enforcement agencies to conduct seizures quickly and efficiently to prevent the spread of infringing goods.
We also have the experience thwarting counterfeiters by working with the Courts and law enforcement to obtain and execute ex parte seizures and temporary restraining orders to prevent the continued distribution of infringing merchandise. We manage worldwide trademark portfolios, develop branding strategies to meet client goals and coordinate trademark oppositions, cancellations and enforcement disputes in Germany, Europe and on a global basis, working closely with allied leading trademark experts around the world.