Intellectual Property


Legal Protection for Fictional Characters

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Green Branding vs. Greenwashing

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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



Legal Protection for Fictional Characters

We encounter fictional characters in product advertising as well as in literature or film. Harry Potter, Superman and the Michelin Man also show the high economic value and the possibilities of exploitation for such artificial characters. The legal dispute over the bearded advertising figure of Captain Iglo shows, however, that legal risks can arise when […]

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Brexit & Trademarks/Designs: UK Representatives for comparable IP rights as of 1 January 2024?

The UK Trademark Office (UKIPO) has clarified which changes will apply to UK duplicates of European Union trademarks and Community Designs created as a result of Brexit from 1 January 2024. From this date, if the rights holder’s address changes, it is mandatory to provide an address of the UK, Gibraltar, or the Channel Islands. […]

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