Dr. Christian Engelhardt
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt)
Partner

PD Dr. Jens Thomas Füller
Attorney-at-Law
Senior Manager

Intangible assets are not only of tremendous importance for an enterprise value, they also influence economic success to a great extent. On a global market, such assets must be protect-ed, enforced and marketed in a strategic manner. 

Furthermore, due to increasing digitalization throughout all sectors and industries, the importance of data protection, media and IT law related issues continues to grow. 
In light of the above, Baker Tilly advises both international businesses as well as small and medium-sized companies on all issues in connection with intellectual and industrial property rights, media law and information technologies. Our experts offer tailor-made and interdisciplinary solutions with a holistic view on every client. 

Our range of services includes: 
 

The protection of patents, know-how, design rights, trademarks and copyrights as well as their enforcement and exploitation are inevitable for a company’s long-term economic success.

Baker Tilly advises both international groups as well as small and medium-sized companies on all issues in connection with industrial property rights. Our experts offer – if requested together with cooperation partners – tailor-made and interdisciplinary solutions. A holistic view on each client is of particular importance. 

Our range of services includes: 

Trademark and design law

  • Advice on the registration of trademarks (also domain names) and designs as well as representation before the authorities (German Patent and Trademark Office (“DPMA”), Office of Harmonization for the internal market (“OHIM”), World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”), etc.)
  • Support and management of the property rights portfolio; brand management
  • Commercialization of rights; drafting of license agreements (worldwide)
  • Enforcement of trademark and design rights against infringements by third parties
  • Defense against third parties’ allegations of infringement or invalidity

Patent law

  • Strategic consulting on the property rights portfolio
  • Commercialization of rights; drafting of license agreements (worldwide)
  • Advice on SEPs/FRAND
  • Advice on development cooperation and contract development
  • German law on employee inventions
  • Enforcement of patents and utility models against infringements by third parties
  • Defense against third parties’ allegations of infringement 

Business secrets and know-how

  • Advice on comprehensive protection of business secrets and know-how
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Action against unauthorized access

Software / copyright

  • Commercialization of rights; design of license agreements (worldwide)
  • Advice on development cooperation and contract development
  • Enforcement of copyright claims
  • Defense against third parties’ allegations of infringement 
     

News, entertainment and games are merging increasingly. Boundaries between different media become blurred where social media, games and news merge or overlap. This entails not only social but, in particular, also legal challenges – both for providers and consumers. An early identification and avoidance of the involved legal risks is very important, not least because of these sectors’ business models’ and transactions’ international character. Our experts will pro-vide you with comprehensive advice taking into account your individual business model. 

Our range of services includes: 

  • Advice on the acquisition, production and marketing/licensing of content
  • Advice on personal marketing
  • Transfer and acquisition of licenses and rights of use
  • Advice on local requirements (such as terms of use)
  • Advertising law
  • Press law
     

Information technology has long become an indispensable factor of economic life. Data are often more important than physical assets. Correspondingly, the protection of personal data but also the protection of corporate data has gained in importance. The legal framework for a secure and legal handling of data is quite complex. An early identification and avoidance of legal risks in these sectors is of utmost importance, not least because of these sectors’ business models’ and transactions’ international character. Our experts will provide you with comprehensive advice taking into account your individual business model.

Our range of services includes: 

Technology

  • Advice on FinTech projects
  • Legal advice on all issues related with internet law, distance selling law and e-commerce
  • Support of and advice on IT projects
  • Advice on development cooperation and contract development

Data protection / cyber security

  • GDPR compliance
  • Privacy notices
  • Advice on contract data processing
  • Employee data protection