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    About us

    We strive to exceed your expectations

    We learned our business from scratch at a leading international law firm. Here we have advised large corporations, traditional mid-sized companies as well as innovative start-ups for many years. We are therefore well familiar with the challenges intellectual property matters can present to companies and we know how to overcome them.

    Our fields of expertise
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      Trademark law

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      Copyright law

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      Unfair competition law

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      Media law

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      Marketing law

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      Design law

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      Press and Broadcasting law

    • Overview

      Trademark law in any form and manifestation is one of our core competencies. No matter whether you want to assess the availability of your mark, ensure its smooth registration or enforce it against infringers – we have extensive experience with it and are happy to help you as a reliable partner in all trademark related matters.

      Key competencies

      • Representation before trademark offices and courts
      • Cease and desist letters and preliminary injunctions proceedings
      • Clearance searches and registrations
      • Management of trademark portfolios

    • Overview

      Another of our core competencies is copyright law. This area of law may well have gained the most importance within the digital revolution. We have been monitoring the developments for many years and can advise you comprehensively regarding all questions on creation, distribution, administration, defense and licensing of copyright protected works.

      Key competencies

      • Licensing of rights
      • Development of protection strategies
      • Enforcement of rights in and out of court
      • Copyright in employment situations

    • Overview

      Not everyone in the business world is playing fair. Unfair competition law is a powerful tool to inhibit all forms of unfair business practices from the unlawful replication of goods to misleading advertising. We will not only take action against your competitors, but also – if need be – defend you against unjustified claims from competitors.

      Key competencies

      • Cease and desist letters and preliminary injunctions
      • Action against lookalikes and misleading advertisement
      • Action against all forms of unlawful practices of competitors
      • Defense against unjustified claims from competitors

    • Overview

      The media landscape is constantly changing in the digital era. From online shopping to digital broadcasting up to delivery and taxi services, more and more services move from the offline to the online world. We help you to comply with the legal requirements arising from broadcasting, media and advertising law for your business model.

      Key competencies

      • Website-compliance, including check of ToS and imprints
      • Strategic advice on regulatory framework for online services
      • Cease and desist letters, preliminary injunctions and court proceedings

    • Overview

      The are as many different legal requirements for advertising as there are different forms of marketing. The regulations differ not only with regard to the products that are advertised (e.g. foodstuff, alcohol, tobacco), but also regarding the medium in which the marketing campaign is available (e.g. print, TV, Internet). We guide you through the jungle of rules and support you regarding all questions relating to advertising and marketing.

      Key competencies

      • Advice on advertising for restricted products, e.g. pharmaceuticals, alcohol or tobacco
      • Check of compliance on sweepstakes
      • Drafting of contracts for new forms of marketing, e.g. influencer marketing
      • Drafting of licenses for pictures, videos and other marketing material

    • Overview

      Companies from innovation-driven industry sectors (such as the fashion or foodstuff industry) protect their creative output by means of design law. If you would like to develop a design strategy, register your designs or enforce them against copycats, we are happy to assist you.

      Key competencies

      • Cease and desist letters and preliminary injunctions
      • Representation before courts
      • Clearance and registration proceedings

    • Overview

      The media landscape is constantly changing in our digital era. More and more press and broadcasting services become available online. We provide advice on how to proceed against false and defamatory statements,  false test scores and and misleading reviews published in new and old media settings. If you are providing a press or broadcasting service or would like to start one we advise you on all questions regarding the regulatory framework.

      Key competencies

      • Strategic advice at the development stage of new services
      • Counterstatements and corrections
      • Proceeding against unjustified test results
      • Advice on applicable broadcasting law on the Internet

       

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    A strong team

    We introduce ourselves

    Dr. David Slopek Anwalt Hamburg

    IP matters


    »I firmly believe that protecting intellectual property is key to success for innovative companies.«

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    Dr. David E.F. Slopek, LL.M.
    Attorney-at-law
    Bar-certified specialist in IP
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    Dr. Eva Vonau Anwalt Hamburg

    My approach


    »I understand myself as translator between creatives, non-legal departments and lawyers«

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    Dr. Eva Vonau
    Attorney-at-law
    Always up-to-date

    Always up-to-date

    • Rechtserhaltende Benutzung bei Verwendung einer Marke mit Zusätzen (GRUR-Prax 2017, 429)
    • Auch “hybride” Marken können schutzunfähig sein, Anmerkung zu EuGH, Urt. v. 11.05.2017, Az. C-421-15 P (GRUR-Prax 2017, S. 254)
    • Die Entscheidungspraxis zu Arzneimittelmarken im Jahr 2016 (PharmR 2017, S. 287-293)
    • Ausweitung des Begriffs der „öffentlichen Wiedergabe“, Urteilsbesprechung zu EuGH, Urteil vom 26.4.2017, Az. C-527/15 (GRUR-Prax 2017, S. 213 - with Nils Rauer)
    • Panoramafreiheit für den „AIDA Kussmund”, Urteilsbesprechung zu BGH 27.4.2017 – I ZR 247/15 (GRUR-Prax 2017, 329 - with Nils Rauer)
    • Vorlagefrage zum EuGH zur Ausdehnung der Hyperlink-Rechtsprechung, Urteilsbesprechung zu BGH 23.2.2017 – I ZR 267/15 (GRUR-Prax 2017, S. 168 - mit Nils Rauer)
    • Hersteller von Cheat-Bots für Online-Rollenspiele verletzt Urheberrecht, Urteilsbesprechung zu BGH 6.10.2016 – I ZR 25/15 (GRUR Prax 2017, S. 46)
    • Alter, was geht? Zulässigkeit und Grenzen von Traditionswerbung aus wettbewerbs- und markenrechtlicher Sicht (WRP 2016, S. 678-684 - with Jan Malte Wachsmuth)
    • Urheberrechtlicher Schutz für minimalistisches Design von Bierflaschen, Urteilsbesprechung zu LG Hamburg, Urteil vom 7.7.2016 – 310 O 212/1 (GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 536)
    • EuGH stellt digitale Ausleihe dem Verleih physischer Bücher gleich (GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 517-518 - with Nils Rauer)
    • Urheberrechtsreform II: Ein Blick auf die kürzlich veröffentlichten Dokumente (GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 430-432 - with Nils Rauer)
    • Benutzung einer Individualmarke als Gütezeichen, Anmerkung zu OLG Düsseldorf, Urt. v. 15.12.2015, Az. I-20 U 222/14 (GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 405)
    • Wiki darf Lichtbildkopie von gemeinfreiem Werk nicht verwenden, Urteilsbesprechung zu LG Berlin, Urteil vom 31.5.2016 – 15 O 428/15 (GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 386)
    • Strenge Anforderungen an Beweislast des Nichtigkeitsantragstellers (GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 347)
    • Have a shape. Have a trade mark?, Anmerkung zu EuGH, Urt. v. 16.09.2015 – C-215/14 (KitKat) (GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 148)
    • Die Entscheidungspraxis zu Arzneimittelmarken im Jahr 2015 (PharmR 2016, S. 116-125)
    • Context does matter – Böhmermann als Buhmann? (KuR 2016, S. 66-69 - with Dr. Eva Vonau)
    • Context does matter – Böhmermann als Buhmann? (KuR 2016, S. 66-69 - with Dr. David Slopek)
    • Schutz für blaue Diamanten und andere Schätze in Europa (Pharma und Marke (PuM) 2016, S. 3-10)
    • Life-Cycle-Management und gewerbliche Schutzrechte für Arzneimittel (GRUR 2015, S. 1050-1059 - with Andreas von Falck und Arne Thiermann)
    • Apothekerwerbung im Wartezimmer – “Fernsehen bis der Arzt kommt”, Anm. zu BGH, Urteil v. 12.3.2015 – I ZR 84/14 – TV-Wartezimmer (GRUR-Prax. 2015, S. 382)
    • Die Entscheidungspraxis zu Arzneimittelmarken im Jahr 2014 (PharmR 2015, S. 342-349)
    • Anscheinsbeweis bei Werkübereinstimmungen, Urteilsbesprechung zu KG, Urteil vom 20.4.2015 – 24 U 3/14 (GRUR-Prax 2015, S. 286)
    • Urheberrechtliche Ansprüche nach Schaffung eines Landeswappens , Urteilsbesprechung OLG Frankfurt a. M., Beschluss vom 15.8.2014 – 11 W 5/14 (GRUR-Prax 2015, S. 40)
    • Das sieht doch aus wie… Marken- und Wettbewerbsrechtlicher Nachahmungsschutz für Arzneimittel (Healthcare Marketing 2015, S. 34-35)
    • Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz bei Verletzung von Arzneimittelmarken (PharmR 2015, S. 14-15)
    • Urheberrechtlicher Schutz von Arzneimittelpackungen? (Pharma und Marke (PuM) 2015, S. 12-17 - with Dr. Eva Vonau)
    • Urheberrechtlicher Schutz von Arzneimittelpackungen? (Pharma und Marke (PuM) 2015, S. 12-17 - with Dr. David Slopek)
    • Best practices: How to protect the product’s packaging? (Pharma und Marke (PuM) 2015, S. 3-5)
    • Lookalikes in der Lebensmittelindustrie (WRP 2014, S. 1030 - with Dr. Morten Petersenn)
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