Before launching a new product on the market it is advisable to analyse existing third-party industrial property rights and to check whether the product infringes on these rights. Therefore, we prepare a “freedom to operate” opinion for you.
In the event of confrontation with a competitor’s older industrial property right, you usually need a definite assessment of whether you infringe on this right or not. In the reverse case, it may be necessary to determine whether a competitor infringes on your existing industrial property rights or not.
In particular, you may have to be able to decide at very short notice whether you would like to engage in judicial proceedings, or whether there are more pragmatic or cost-saving solutions. In such cases, you also have to be able to estimate the costs in the case of judicial proceedings.
Therefore, we prepare infringement opinions for you containing clear recommendations for action.