Trademark Litigation &

Any sound IP strategy must include trademark prosecution and a comprehensive enforcement strategy, each of which is equally important. Failure to defend and enforce your trademarks leads to revenue loss, dilution of your brands, and customer disappointment with the quality of counterfeited products.

With more than 500 trademark disputes annually, our team is at the forefront of litigation and enforcement. We rely on longstanding experience combating counterfeits, knockoffs and gray imports in all fields, including consumer products, food and beverages, medical devices, electronics, fashion, sports articles, luggage and luxury products. We successfully handle hundreds of border seizures annually in Germany and the EU. Grünecker is a point of contact for customs authorities, which is why we offer training for customs officers, police and investigators. Our network of investigators surveys the markets for you – both online and off.

Our litigators give you strategic, precise and cost-efficient advice and ensure immediate measures are taken against infringers. This includes preliminary injunctions and seizures of infringing products that can be obtained in Germany within days or even hours – without an oral hearing or the need for a security deposit.

Another strength of our team is the enforcement of non-traditional trademarks such as 3D marks and their interplay with competition law and other IP rights such as designs and copyrights.

Grünecker handles contentious cases before all German regional and higher regional courts up to the Federal Supreme Court (BGH). We have successfully enforced our clients’ rights in hundreds of preliminary injunction procedures and lawsuits on the merits. We defend our clients successfully in many procedures against unjustified claims of competitors, including domain disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and other arbitration procedures.

Focus areas

  • National and cross boarder infringement proceedings
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Border seizures
  • Strategy advice and employee trainings
  • UDRP and other domain disputes
  • Parallel imports
  • Tradeshows