Intellectual Property Law Firm - horak Lawyers/ Attorneys/ Patent Attorneys, Germany
We specialise in intellectual property protection (prosecution and litigation).
Intellectual property rights are exclusive rights, i.e. only the proprietor of IP rights decides who advertises a product and how, who manufactures and distributes it, etc. Classic monopolistic IP rights comprising the intersectional area between law and technology include patents and utility models (or “petty patents”). We are experts on the whole spectrum of intellectual property rights including semiconductor topography rights, plant varieties, know-how, trademarks, designs and domain names, the latter playing an increasingly important role in IP law.
We represent both holders of IP rights and those, whose rights are being infringed by third parties. Among our clients are educational establishments, IT enterprises, energy companies, networks of branches, R&D enterprises and establishments, financial institutions, industrial enterprises, innovative undertakings, local authorities, trade fair enterprises, foundations, state authorities, societies and associations, institutions from the publishing sector, insurances, advertising agencies and inventors.
Ideas come into being and spread increasingly faster crossing all borders. Ideas as such cannot be protected. The transformation of ideas into innovations and cultural, economic or other processes can be protected by intellectual property rights (IP rights) and can be a significant value of a company or a legal proprietor. Various goals and strategies can be achieved by means of IP rights management. These goals include among others market delimitation and demarcation against competitors (for example actively – by providing for protection by means of IP rights in a particular competitive area, or passively – by observing the market and the applications for IP protection filed by competitors, or – by adjusting IP rights to the corporate identity or to private goals in compliance with European and international regulations).