Anwalt Deutschland Fachanwalt deutsch German Lawyer Germany English language Attorney-at-law English Lawyer germany french advocat francais allemagne French Attorney in Germany spanish language abogado alemania Spanish Attorney/ Lawyer in Germany Italian language avvocatto germania Italian Lawyer/ Attorney Germany Portuguese language advogado Alemanha Portuguese Polish speaking Lawyer/ Attorney in Germany adwokat Niemcy Polish Japanese speaking Lawyer/ Attorney in Germany Bengoshi Doitsu Japanese Attorney/ Lawyer Vietnamese language luat su Vietnamese Korean speaking lawyer/ attorney in Germany, Europe Korean Chinese language Lawyer/ Attorney in Germany/ Europe Chinese Lawyer/ Attorney russian speaking advokat Germaniya Russian

 

Attorney-at-Law Michael Horak, graduate engineer (Electrical Engineering), LL.M. (European Law)  | Julia Ziegeler, Attorney-at-law  | Attorney Umberg, LL.M., M.A.  | Lisa Schwerdt, Attorney-at-law  | Ansgar Kluge, Attorney-at-law  | Andree Eckhard, Patent Attorney  | Katharina Gitmann, Lawyer  | Karoline Behrend, Lawyer  | Johanna Müller, Patent Attorney

horak.
Attorneys at law

Overview   Practice   IP Law   Patent Law   Trademark Law   Law Office   Trademark Application   Patent filer   Sample Texts   German Acts   Court Rulings   Contact   Imprint   Links 
ip attorney germany lawyer attorney law office germany german law european law patent law design law trademark law copyright law german law ip specialist media law music law film law event law entertainment law contracts license agreement draft contract under german law  hannover prosecution infringement patent trade name copyright reseller contract attorney patent law  utility model law unfair competition law anti trust lawyer
file trdaemark application patent application design application lawyer patent trademark attorney trademark searches similiarity search opposition file an infingement suit germany german attorney ip specialist copyright specialist food law plant law patent lawyer domain law internet law it law computer law

patents-trademarks-copyright-europe law lawyer german law german lawyer german attorney trade mark law patent law utility model law design law

ip-lawyer it lawyer attorney for patents trade specialist ip attorney  marks germany european lawyer trademark european community mark ct ect law europen patent office germany representation

ohim euipo representative german patent office munich lawyer germany ip attorney patent lawyer trademark lawyer patent attorney german patent attorney epo eurpean patent office reprsentation law firm european patent german patent austrian patent office intellectual property design lawyer copyright law trademark law patent attorney trademark attorney design attorney

... Start ... Overview ... Practice
Start
Law Office
Practice
Research
Sample Texts
German Acts
Court Rulings
Contact
Links


horak
.
Attorneys at Law
Lawyers
Patent Attorneys
Design Attorneys
Trademark Attorneys

Georgstr. 48 · 30159 Hannover · Germany
Fon +49.511.357356.0 · Fax +49.511.357356.29
horak@iprecht.de Anwalt Deutschland Fachanwalt deutsch
deutsch Lawyer Germany English language Attorney-at-law english

 

horak.
Lawyers Hannover (Main Office)
Georgstr. 48
30159 Hannover
Germany

Tel +49.511/357356-0
Fax +49.511/357356-29
hannover@iprecht.de

 

horak.
Lawyers Munich
Landshuter Allee 8-10
80637 Munich
Germany

Tel.: +49.89.2500790-50
Fax: +49.89.2500790-59
munich@iprecht.de

 

horak.
Lawyers Vienna
Trauttmansdorffgasse 8
1130 Vienna
Austria

Tel.: +43.1.8761517
Fax: +49.511.357356-29
vienna@iprecht.de

 

Main areas of practice

Intellectual Property Rights (IP rights): patents, registered designs, utility models, trademarks, semiconductor topographies, plant varieties, as well as copyright and know-how.

Technology law (online law, telecommunications law, etc.) or for instance computer law as such are not self-contained areas of law, nonetheless the technical aspects of these fields demand for special legal attention.

Advertising law (law on competition, regulation on discounts (repealed), regulation on free gifts (repealed), regulation on price indication, food and commodity goods law, pharmaceutical law, etc).

Main areas of interest

Company law plays a significant role for every company. Both company set-ups and listed companies ought to comply with numerous complex legal regulations, the meaning of which can be understood and paid attention to in advance.

Criminal law in relation to business offences (white-collar crime) complements the abovementioned areas of practice and interest.

Intellectual Property Rights

Ideas come into being and spread increasingly faster crossing all borders. Ideas as such cannot be protected – human thoughts will not be monopolised in the future, either. The transformation of ideas into innovations and cultural, economic or other processes can be protected by intellectual property rights (IP rights) and can be a significant value of a company or a legal proprietor. Various goals and strategies can be achieved by means of Intellectual Property rights management. These goals include among others market delimitation and demarcation against competitors (for example actively – by providing for protection by means of IP rights in a particular competitive area, or passively – by observing the market and the applications for IP protection filed by competitors, or – by adjusting IP rights to the corporate identity or to private goals in compliance with European and international regulations).

Computer and online law

Computer law has not asserted itself as a separate area of law with its own regulations. This term is used to comprise issues relating to the internet (including e-commerce), hardware, software, as well as to consumers, retailers and manufacturers.

Law on competition

Regardless of a particular marketing mix measure applied and of the medium used or industrial sector involved, advertising law is shaped by regulations such as the Act against Unfair Competition and the regulation on price indication, etc. Superimposed by European regulations (e.g. “comparative advertising”) and supplemented by norms relating to the market or the media, advertising law is on the one hand restricted by a number of regulations and on the other hand shaped by case law, similar to that in the Anglo-American legal system. As a result, if a lawyer developed a marketing measure as legally “waterproof” as possible, it would no longer be an “advertisement”. Nonetheless, the risk of legal consequences can be minimised for the majority of marketing measures by means of minor alterations especially during the planning phase.

Cartel law: Law on competition (commonly referred to as advertising law) contrary to cartel law, encourages competition. Therefore, cartel law is partly referred to as law on competition, although in reality there are only few areas of overlap between both areas of law: Speaking in simplified terms, antitrust law provides for the avoidance of cartels, whereas law on competition attempts at regulating individual publicity negotiations between market participants.

Special areas

Foodstuffs law – articles of food are substances which are intended to be consumed by human beings in an unprocessed, processed or prepared condition. The delimitation of dietary supplements from medicinal products is often very difficult and at the same time decisive as far as marketability is concerned.

Law relating to medical preparations – The Medical Preparations Act, The Law on the Advertising of Medicaments and the legal regulations for pharmacies are very sensitive areas of law, especially as far as advertising is concerned. They are also of special importance in the light of the reforms of the German health care system.

Telecommunications law: There is no standardised definition of the term „telecommunications”, and therefore the scope of telecommunications law varies according to definition. In any case, it comprises the Telecommunications Act.

Public procurement law is connected with law on competition and deals with the Standard Official Contracting Terms for Services, Standard Building Contract Terms, Standard Official Contracting Terms for Independent Professions, European public procurement law, some parts of the Non-Restraint of Trade Act (Cartel Act) and the Fees Ordinance for Architects and Engineers. Public procurement law provides an opportunity for competing enterprises to take action against legally incorrect procurement of public contracts.

Criminal law in relation to business offences (white-collar crime): The generic term “criminal law in relation to business offences” (or white-collar crime) comprises the application of criminal law in economic life. The main emphasis is on the offences listed in the Criminal Code but also on the relevant areas of the so-called criminal law statues in addition to those olisted in the Criminal Code. We are dealing here with e.g. the Regulatory Offences Act relating to Sanctioning of Enterprises, Penal Law in relation to Competition, Penal Law in relation to Foodstuffs, Penal Law in relation to Medical Preparations, Penal Law in relation to Insolvency and Penal Law in relation to Financial Markets. In the area of penal law in relation to fiscal offences, we are dealing first of all with tax evasion and lesser penalty in case of self-accusation of tax evasion.

© 1998-2017 IP Attorney at law Michael Horak, LL.M, Certified IP Law Specialist

ip-attorney-ip-lawyer german law german lawyer patent law patent application file patent lawyer print trademark-law-patent-domain-design-utility-model-europe design law eu design community design law design right international design save law-of-technics-multi-media-law-german-business-lawyerback european-trademark-protection-german-trademarks-european-lawenquiry