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Nexia Ebner Stolz

Legal Advice

Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property Rights

Often, the value of a company also consists of intangible assets such as intellectual property, know-how, registered rights, a customer base, and a strong reputation. Laboriously developed products can be severely impaired or crowded out of the market by lower-quality copies.

The com­pany’s own posi­tion in the mar­ket can be wea­ke­ned by com­pe­ti­tors taking unfair advan­tage. Care­less mana­ge­ment of know-how or trade sec­rets can cause per­ma­nent damage to a com­pany.

We'll help you pro­tect your ideas, brands, designs, copy­right, and pat­ents as effec­ti­vely as pos­si­ble, advi­sing and rep­re­sen­ting you in the glo­bal acqui­si­tion of rights and defense against tra­de­mark offices as well as in legal pro­cee­dings.

We'll advise and rep­re­sent you in issues of com­pe­ti­tion law and dis­pu­tes. We'll be right by your side when you need to fight com­pe­ti­tors’ unfair busi­ness practi­ces, or to defend your­self against suspi­ci­ons of dis­tor­ting com­pe­ti­tion, for example by price-fixing.

Our range of con­sul­ting ser­vices beg­ins long before any dis­pute ari­ses. We can advise you on any legal mat­ters in deve­lo­ping your adver­ti­sing and mar­ke­ting stra­tegy, to keep them safe from com­pe­ti­tors’ attacks and to make sure the bene­fits of a suc­cess­ful stra­tegy don’t go unpro­tec­ted. If you’re plan­ning to make agree­ments with com­pe­ti­tors, we’ll assist you in com­p­lying with anti­trust requi­re­ments.

Our ser­vices at a glance

  • Legal advice in deve­lo­ping adver­ti­sing and mar­ke­ting stra­te­gies
  • Assi­s­tance with war­ning let­ters resul­ting from unfair com­pe­ti­tion
  • Exa­mi­ning web­si­tes and web shops for com­p­li­ance with com­pe­ti­tion law
  • Advi­sing on Inter­net law and e-com­merce law
  • Acqui­ring and enfor­cing intel­lec­tual pro­perty rights (pat­ents, tra­de­marks, designs, copy­right)
  • Dra­wing up and revie­wing license agree­ments
  • Pro­tec­ting and defen­ding trade sec­rets (pos­si­bly in con­junc­tion with GBIT, the IT Tes­ting divi­sion at Ebner Stolz) for IT secu­rity issues
    Legal rep­re­sen­ta­tion
  • Advi­sing on agree­ments with com­pe­ti­tors that may have anti­trust imp­li­ca­ti­ons (e.g., sales agree­ments, license agree­ments, coope­ra­tion agree­ments)
  • Advi­sing on and rep­re­sen­ta­tion in anti­trust dis­pu­tes
  • Plan­ning and exe­cu­ting mer­ger con­trol pro­cee­dings

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