Claudia Bettendorf’s practice focuses on counselling national and foreign clients with regard to all aspects of trademark and design law. She offers competent and strategically creative advice regarding the chances and options of protection as well as cost effective optimisation of your trademark and/or design portfolio.
She provides an extensive range of legal services, including trademark searches, preparing and filing of trademark and design applications, maintaining trademark and design registrations, watching for third party rights and evaluating infringement.
Relevant searches, such as identity searches, similarity searches and searches for third party rights will be conducted and evaluated based upon their respective results. Possible courses of action will be presented.
Preparation, Drafting, Filing and Accompanying the Application until Registration
The above services are provided for national, European and international trademarks and designs before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) as well as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). For world-wide foreign national applications Claudia Bettendorf works closely with experienced colleagues in the respective country.
Trademark Watch and Enforcement of Rights
Enforcing your trademark rights especially demands setting up a trademark watch. Possible collisions with third party rights will be reported and an evaluation of the infringement situation will be provided. If necessary, legal action in the form of oppositions, appeals and/or cancellation actions may be taken.
In some cases it may be advisable to reach an agreement between the parties. Claudia Bettendorf has extensive experience in evaluating and negotiating her clients` objectives.
Maintaining your trademark and/or design rights requires regular payment of official fees. Claudia Bettendorf’s services include providing you with timely renewal reminders and payment of the respective fees.