Apart from trademarks and patents, design rights have gain more importance recently. In times of rapid technical progress, more than ever designs can become the decisive criterion for the consumers’ choice of a product.

Design law comprises the registered design rights under the German Design Act and the Community Design Regulation. In a broader sense, it encompasses the protection of designs against product imitations under the law against unfair competition and the copyright protection for applied art. We have extensive experience in all these fields of law. We have gathered this experience in many years of practice in the fields of fast moving consumer goods, fashion and furniture, to name just the most important ones.

The focus of our work is on representing our clients in court litigation and out of court. We also advise and represent our clients in application and administration of design rights.