Frequently I feel a strong kinship with innovators, designers and authors. Because to put in words what they created is a creative act by itself.

Henrik Timmann

Reliable competence is the product of many years of extensive practice. For more than 70 years, rospatt osten pross has been concerned exclusively with the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

We concentrate on litigation and the development of litigation strategies, particularly in cross-border proceedings, and on strategies in the area of product piracy, pro-active advice, appraisal of intellectual property rights, the structuring and negotiation of license and cooperation agreements, as well as on alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration proceedings.

We act before the following courts and agencies:

  • Unified Patent Court (EPG/UPC)
  • All German District Courts
  • All German Regional Courts of Appeals
  • Germany’s Federal Patent Court (BPatG)
  • Germany’s Federal Supreme Court (nullity suits)
  • General Court of the European Union (GCEU)
  • Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)
  • German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)
  • European Patent Office (EPO; Opposition Divisions, Boards of Appeal)
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) [EU trade marks and registered Community designs]
  • Criminal-prosecution, customs and finance authorities (product piracy)
  • Arbitral tribunals