McDermott Will & Emery is an international full-service law firm. In IP matters McDermott has a team of specialised lawyers to support clients in matters regarding patents and utility models, business secrets, trademarks, design law, copyright law and unfair competition law.
We represent a client’s interests throughout all stages of disputes, both in litigation and out of court. This includes the gathering of evidence, warning letters, preliminary injunction proceedings, border seizure, infringement actions on the merits and nullity proceedings. Our specialists have an in-depth knowledge and experience to advance a client’s interests even in most demanding cases. In case of transnational disputes our clients benefit from our internal and external network as an international law firm with a strong presence in IP matters.
McDermott also advises on attack or defence strategies and the out-of-court settlement of disputes. Furthermore, McDermott advises on all issues pertaining to the law on employees’ inventions, as well as on the licensing of intellectual property rights. Our lawyers provide freedom-to-operate analyses and register and administer German and European trademarks.