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Klinkert Rechtsanwälte is an independent German business law firm focusing on legal advice in specific areas of law and certain businesses. We draw from many years of experience gained in large international firms and from having served many international clients most of them domiciled in the US. We also assist our clients in litigation abroad in Europe, the US and in Asia. We are highly familiar with the specific demands and expectations of our clients in these fields and utilize our experience to deliver supreme solutions, often combining elements of civil and criminal law to fully achieve our clients' objectives.

Klinkert Rechtsanwälte represent and advise in complex disputes and contractual matters ranging from intellectual property (patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights) and trade secret protection to unfair competition, white collar litigation, media, entertainment, commercial and sport.

Klinkert Rechtsanwälte has gained an excellent reputation for its expertise in IP and trade secret litigation. We are a regular player before the German specialized IP courts and in multi-jurisdictional matters we develop a lead strategy and coordinate selected and dedicated local firms before foreign courts and authorities. Our distinct experience with discovery proceedings abroad, in particular in the US under 28 USC § 1782 (e.g.: 7th Circuit cases Nos. 09-2858, 10-2639) enable us to utilize evidence derived from overseas in German litigation otherwise not being available under local procedural rules. Our clients benefit greatly from our attorneys' in-depth technical understanding in IP and trade secret matters. We possess a profound comprehension in matters involving biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, automotive, semiconductor, LED and computer technology.

In the area of pharmaceuticals and medical devices we furthermore assist our clients in all phases of a product’s lifecycle: from invention over market entry to marketing communication and distribution. Advice ranges from licensing agreements for technology transfer, distribution, manufacture and supply agreements, joint ventures, research and development, and clinical research agreements, advice on marketing concepts, as well as high profile partnering deals, accompanied by legal monitoring of compliance with requirements from regulatory and advertising laws. 

Klinkert Rechtsanwälte has an internationally recognized experience in White Collar litigation concerning both individuals and companies. We defend our clients in all traditional areas of criminal litigation such as fraud, embezzlement, corruption and bankruptcy fraud and of administrative offenses or violations of accessory criminal laws. These may pertain to tax laws, accounting and capital market regulations, trade secret misappropriation, foreign trade, antitrust and competition regulations. Aside from defense in actual litigation, we also engage in preventive counseling. For clients from a variety of industries we have analyzed weak points, developed criminal compliance programs and trained management and staff.

In trade mark matters, Klinkert Rechtsanwälte has many years of litigation experience in Germany as well as before the European Court of Justice having obtained landmark decisions in both jurisdictions. This experience is combined with our longstanding expertise in strategic counseling with regard to finding the proper brand strategy and the creation and management of worldwide trademark portfolios.

In the areas of copyright, media & new business, many US based clients retain the services of Klinkert Rechtsanwälte. We are handling licensing and rights clearance for all media. We help to review marketing communication and sales activities for legal compliance (laws on fair competition, consumers, privacy and product liability, antitrust etc). For multi-territorial projects (e.g. central licensing, e-commerce etc.) we serve as central hub, leading and coordinating via our network of top firms in other European territories.

In sports Klinkert Rechtsanwälte provide services to our clients based on our deep understanding for their economic interests. In most cases these services are related to clients operating on an international scale. Our expertise covers the entire range of legal structuring and general contract modeling up to providing advice on strategic transactions and representation in the case of disputes. Specific agreements are drafted and negotiated for national and international TV-marketing for sports associations including legal support during all stages of respective tendering processes.

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