Design Law

  • Counsel on all aspects of design patents/ design rights
  • Protection of product and industrial design
  • Protection of graphic and communication design and packaging design,
  • Warnings and injunction proceedings
  • Representation against infringement of German, European and international designs
  • Representation before German and European design courts
  • Strategic Litigation of design infringement
  • Litigation of illegally deceptive statements of origin, infringement of three-dimensional trademarks or copyrights
  • Counsel and representation on product piracy and plagiarism
  • Counsel and representation in German and European border seizure proceedings
  • Seizures at trade fairs and exhibitions; representation in trade fair disputes
  • Counsel and representation in contract disputes re design (patents) and other design rights
  • Registration of designs worldwide
  • National and international management of design portfolios
  • Representation in all patent proceedings in design matters before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the European Trademark Office (OHIM) and the International Trademark Office (WIPO)
  • Counsel and representation in cancellation and revocation proceedings before these patent and trademark offices
  • Representation before the Federal Patent Court, the Federal Supreme Court (alongside admitted counsel), the European Court and the European Court of Justice
  • Counsel re contracts involving designs


Eike Markus Gerstenberg

Marc Pütz-Poulalion

Carolina Vargas

Marina Bouscant


Publications on Design Law


Events and Activities

Events on Design Law