LB & Co. Solicitors and Notary Public

Patents, Trademark, Designs

EU IP, EU trade mark, design and patent law

What is intellectual property?

Known intellectual property, including the products, processes, or work you create and provide you with a competitive advantage.

There are 3 subcategories of IP:

  1. Engineering industrial property: inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, new plant varieties and geographical indications of origin
  2. Copyright protection of artistic works: original literary and artistic works, music, television broadcasts, software, databases, architectural design, creative advertising, multimedia.
  3. Business sector strategy: trade secrets, know-how, confidentiality agreements or rapid production.

How to protect your IP?
You can develop intellectual property protection knowledge through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to protect your intellectual property. The form of protection depends on the type of IP:

Patents – allow you to commit to prevent third parties from producing, using or selling your invention for a certain period of time
depending on the type of invention Business Standards – protect your product name by preventing other companies from selling the same product name
Version Rights – notify others, You (as the author) intend to control the production and distribution, display or performance of the work. Copyright is granted automatically without formal registration. You can start using the copyright symbol immediately.

Dr. Liu’s law firm is qualified as an EU lawyer. If you have multiple EU countries/do business regionally, the EU Trademark and Registration Community Design may provide you with a first registration in the EU among 28 registrations to protect member states. We can register your trademark or design for you with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (euipo).