Intellectual Property


Markenschutz für Slogans?

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The Power of Green Branding


ERLBURG advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. We are specialists for Trademark Law, Design Law, Unfair Competition Law as well as Copyright Law and have a strong media expertise. Besides litigation in all of these areas we focus on Brand Portfolio Management and secure as well as protect for clients national and international IP rights. We also advise on licensing and in relation to Anti-Piracy.

Our Core Areas

We advise clients in the safeguarding and defence of their Intellectual Property Rights including Copyrights on a national and international level. This comprises brand portfolio management, complex IP litigation as well as advice on licensing issues.

IP Litigation
Brand Management
Media Law
Unfair Competition



Brand Protection for Slogans?

Slogans enjoy a solid position within the advertising landscape. The economic value of a slogan can rise into spheres which are usually only achieved by well-known brands. The significance is further underlined by regular press reports on legal disputes which arise out of use of slogans. It is therefore evident that product managers have an […]

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EU grant scheme for the protection of IP rights

The European Commission and EUIPO support a 20 million Euro grant scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to protect their Intellectual Property Rights. The “Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund” is aimed at businesses that wish to develop their IP strategies and protect their IP rights at a national, regional or EU level. The program covers inter alia trademark application and design application fees (50% off trademark and design basic application fees up to Euro 1.500). It also covers IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan). The programme started on 11/01/2021. 5 application windows will open until 30/09/2021. This is a great opportunity for SMEs!

More information on the application process and eligibility can be found here.