Whether for patents, trademarks or designs – we serve our clients in obtaining intellectual property rights on the national, European and international level and in the administration, enforcement and defense of your intellectual property rights.
Patents and Utility Models
Patents and utility models protect technical developments, on the condition that they are novel, are based on an inventive step, and can be used commercially. Patent protection is granted after a detailed process of examination by the Patent Office. For patent application documents, preparation based on expertise is essential if the examination process is to be successful.
A trademark protects the name of a business, product, or service. Trademarks are not limited to word and image marks. Trademarks can also be granted for slogans, for the form and makeup of a product, or for audible marks. We aid our clients in the trademark application process, including for instance formulating an appropriate list of goods and services.
A design provides protection for the external form of a product or of a part thereof. This comparatively inexpensive protection offers a term of protection for a maximum of 25 years. We advise our clients in all their objectives in this respect, such as to how the appearance of a design is presented. These objectives define the subject and scope of the protection and are therefore of crucial significance.
Licensing and Contract Law
Intellectual property rights can be profitably used not only directly by their owners, but also by others, for instance through the issuance of licenses to third parties. We provide comprehensive advice to our clients as to possible options for cooperation, and we represent them until they have attained all their goals in this respect.
Employee Invention Law
The law on employee inventions regulates the conditions of ownership of an invention between employee and employer. We advise our clients on the use of the appropriate legal regulations in terms of the applicable subject matter.
Expert Opinions, Infringement and Defense of Intellectual Property Rights
Is our intellectual property right being infringed by a competitor? What are the appropriate steps to take in asserting our rights? Can we put our product on the market without infringing the intellectual property rights of a competitor? For our clients, we research the facts of the situation and advise them of all their options, including alternatives to the procedural route, such as issuing licenses.
Our Patent Attorneys
The attorneys on our team are authorized German patent attorneys, European patent attorneys*, and European trademark and design attorneys.
Dipl.-Ing. Anton Jeck*
Active in commercial rights protection since 1979
Primary technical focuses: nuclear reactors, nuclear technology, general mechanical engineering, gear technology, heating, and household devices
Bachelor's degree from the Czech Technical University (FJFI) in Prague majoring in technical nuclear physics
Primarily, Mr. Jeck advises and helps clients with questions of patent, utility model, and trademark law as well as with licensing agreements and dealing with infringements of intellectual property rights
Primary technical focuses: biomedical technology, measurement technology, information technology, regulating technology, lighting engineering, and mechanical engineering
Doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe
Engineering studies in electrical technical at the Technical University of Karlsruhe
Visiting professor of patent law at the Birkenfeld Campus for Environmental Studies of the University of Applied Sciences in Trier until 2015
Languages: German, English, French
Dr.-Ing. Julia Fleck*
Active in commercial rights protection since 2014
Primary technical focuses: thermal, chemical and mechanical methods technology, combustion technology, fluid mechanics, energy technology
Doctoral degree from the Institute for Combustion Technology at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. [German Aerospace Center], focusing on combustion chamber development for turbo engines
Graduate degree in environmental protection technology engineering at the University of Stuttgart
Languages: German, English, French
Dr. Jonathan Jeck
Active in commercial rights protection since 2013
Primary technical focuses: general machinery and plant engineering, gear technology, chemistry, genetics, and household devices
Bachelor's degree in of chemistry at the University of Freiburg and the Technical University of Berlin
Doctoral degree from the Imperial College, London
Scientific work at the University of the Saarland
Primarily, Dr. Jeck advises and helps clients with questions of patent, utility model, and trademark law as well as with licensing agreements and dealing with infringements of intellectual property rights
Languages: German, English, fundamental knowledge of French
Our Patent Firm
JFP was founded as a patent law firm in 1968. Our office, located in the immediate vicinity of the commercial centers of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, advises and represents middle-sized businesses, engineering offices, individual inventors, startup companies, and research institutions, among others, in questions of commercial and intellectual property rights.
With over 50 years of experience, our firm has already been serving many of our clients for decades.
We secure your added value creation comprehensively by securing appropriate intellectual property rights for you, and thus support you in successfully augmenting your market position.
In close cooperation with international colleagues, we offer you an appropriate strategy for achieving worldwide protection of your intellectual property.
You can be have confidence in us. Contact us.
We look forward to your inquiry.
Klingengasse 2 | D-71665 Vaihingen/Enz
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