Intellectual Property Law (IP / IT Law)

VOELKER's IP / IT Law Team (Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law) is specialized in the law for cutting-edge technologies as well as for classical technologies (e.g. books). We strongly believe in finding the ideal overlap of law and technology; thus not only making your technology compliant to the law but also giving you and your technology an advantage over your competitors.

The areas of service of our IP / IT Team include:

  • Copyright Law (in Germany and Europe software is subject to copyright law)
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Law of Trade Secrets
  • Competition Law
  • Design Law and other Laws for protecting Intellectual Property
  • Data Privacy Law
  • Contract Law (Technology Transfer and Licensing Contracts)
  • Litigation
To give you that advantage, we study the changing statutory German and European law as well as the developing case law daily. We are proud to render our services to you in the areas of:
  • Cloud Systems
  • Smart Products
  • Server-Client based Setups
  • Software-as-a-Service
  • Mobile Apps
  • Software as Medical Devices (especially Mobile Medical Apps)
  • E-Commerce, Online Shops, Online Platforms
  • Software Development: Contracts, Terms and Conditions
  • Open-Source-Software: Copyleft and Licensing
  • Software Escrow
  • Outsourcing
  • Entertainment and Content
  • Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Social Media: Social Media Plugins, Labor Law and Social Media
  • Defamation

We are also specialized in the more classical technologies and media:

  • Law of the Copyright Holders such as Publishers
  • Contract Law for Copyright Holders and Licensees
  • Licensing of Texts, Pictures, Music, Film and Videos
  • Litigation and Cease-and-Desist Orders
  • Law of the Press

Our IP / IT Team is used to working closely together with our Corporate Team in case of Due Diligences including Intellectual Property Rights.