About us

About Protective Rights

Protective rights secure your market position and have an immeasurable promotional impact. They protect your investments and are a symbol of quality.

Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler was established in 2003. As illustrated by its annual ranking in JUVE, IP Stars, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global und IAM Patent 1000, the firm has established itself among the leading intellectual property law firms in Germany. Our clients include major corporations within key industries and small to mid-size companies, as well as start-ups and universities.

Our fields of practice include all aspects of the protection of intellectual property. Our patent attorneys advise their clients on the prosecution of technical and non-technical protective rights, as well as the defense and enforcement of patents, utility models, trade marks and designs. We are dedicated to supporting our clients with drafting and negotiating technology-oriented contracts and license or cooperation agreements. In addition, the firm assists clients with establishing and evaluating technology platforms and intellectual property portfolios. We cover all technical fields: chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical engineering, physics, software, as well as electrical, mechanical and process engineering.

In litigation and other civil court proceedings regarding the protection of industrial property, the patent attorneys cooperate with highly recognized external attorneys-at-law.

With offices in Mannheim and Düsseldorf Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler is at your service at important locations for intellectual property rights in Germany. In cooperation with selected, highly qualified foreign associates, the firm provides comprehensive services worldwide.

Our Services

  • Patents

    • Patent filing
    • Patent prosecution
    • Opposition proceedings
    • Appeal proceedings
    • Nullity actions
    • Patent litigation
    • Challenging third party protective rights
    • Performing and evaluating patent searches
    • Opinions on patentability
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

    • SPC filing for medicinal products and plant protection products
    • SPC filing strategies
    • SPC prosecution
    • Pediatric extensions
    • Nullity actions against third parties’ SPCs
    • SPC litigation
    • Opinions on validity and infringement of third parties’ SPCs
  • Utility Models

    • Utility model filing
    • Defending utility models in nullity proceedings and enforcing them in litigation
    • Attacking third party rights
  • Trade Marks and Designs

    • Trade mark and design filing
    • Trade mark and design prosecution
    • Third party rights monitoring
    • Opposition proceedings
    • Performing and evaluating Trade mark searches
    • Opinions on registrability
    • Evaluating the legal situation regarding third party rights
  • Employees’ Inventions

    • Calculating employees’ invention remunerations
    • Devising employees’ invention remunerations and flat-fee payment systems
    • Administrating employees’ invention remuneration
    • Vindication actions
    • Arbitration proceedings
    • Consulting for multinational co-inventorships
  • Further Activities

    • Technology-related agreements
    • Confidentiality agreements
    • Research and development agreements
    • Cooperation agreements
    • License agreements
    • Advising start-ups, spin-offs and joint ventures
    • Protection for plant varieties
    • Registering the transfer of property rights