GRAU LAW OFFICE

Legal counseling offered by GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP  – a law firm operating in Germany includes in particular:

GERMAN LAW

Trademark law is the leading specialization of GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP. This law firm provides services in that field, including strategic consulting in connection with registration and licensing of trademarks. The legal assistance covers trademark search in databases in Europe and worldwide. The Law Firm GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP represents clients in application procedures and in disputes before the German Patent Office (German trademarks), before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market OHIM (Community trademarks) and before the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva (international trademarks). Trademark law is the leading specialization of the Law Firm GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP. This law firm provides services in that field, including strategic consulting in connection with trademark registration and licensing. The legal assistance covers trademark search in databases in Europe and worldwide. The Law Firm GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP represents clients in application procedures and in disputes before the German Patent Office (German trademarks), before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market OHIM (Community trademarks) and before the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva (international trademarks). In cases involving trademarks, we represent our clients before all German courts and before  the Supreme Patent Court for. In addition, we provide legal services in other matters relating to trademarks, such as drawing up  calls for cessation of infringements, drafting  contracts for disposal of rights, licensing agreements and implementation agreements. Furthermore, we offer trademark management and represent you in criminal matters and customs procedures related to trademarks in Germany.

The Law Firm GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP represents its  clients during national registration in Germany (the German Patent and Trademark Office, community registration before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and international registration of industrial designs before the World Intellectual Property Organization. We also provide legal assistance in searching registered and unregistered industrial designs  in databases in Europe and worldwide. In cases involving industrial designs, we represent our clients before all German courts and before  the Supreme Patent Court for. In addition, we represent clients in out-of-court procedures  in all matters relating to industrial design and such issues   as drawing up  calls for cessation of infringements, drafting  contracts for disposal of rights, licensing agreements and implementation agreements. Furthermore, we offer industrial designs management and represent you in criminal matters and customs procedures related to industrial designs  in Germany. In addition, we provide legal assistance at trade fairs in Germany, seek  cessation of infringements  by counterfeiters and defend our clients suspected of infringements.

In cooperation with  patent attorneys of various specializations, we  represent  our clients in application procedures before the German Patent Office and in disputes in connection with patent infringements. In addition, we develop all draft various types of agreements under patent law and the utility model law, such as cooperation agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements and confidentiality agreements.

GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP  offers legal counseling in all areas of competition law. We draw up legal opinions on the lawfulness of the advertising campaigns and individual activities of operators in the German market. GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP represents clients in disputes with competitors, trade and consumer associations. We call  competitors to refrain from violations and respond to calls, as we  file on behalf of our clients the so-called protective pleadings. We represent our clients on the territory of Germany in provisional injunction proceedings  and principal proceedings.

Nowadays, goods are  less frequently distributed by entrepreneurs directly or through their own subsidiaries. Instead, many companies are organized in a network of distribution systems and rely on cooperation with agents (sales representatives), traders bound by agreements with manufacturers and franchisees. The selected form of distribution shall be decisive for the operator’s  success on the  market. When concluding contracts for another operator, a sales agent acts on behalf of and on account of a third party. A  dealer bound by a contract with the manufacturer acts on its own behalf and on its own account. Similarly,  a franchisee operates in its own name and on its own account, except that the franchisor grant to the franchisee the right and imposes the obligation of doing business according to franchisor’s concept. A characteristic feature of a franchise agreement is   the licensing element: the franchisee pays a license fee and in return is entitled to use the name, trademark, copyright and know-how of the franchise system. GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP  supports its clients in establishing a distribution system that best suits the needs of their businesses. We draft and negotiate agency contracts, contracts with dealers bound  with the manufacturer and franchise agreements in Germany and in the European Union.

We provide legal services for companies in all issues related to the German commercial law and the contract law. We draw up and negotiate individual contracts as well as general terms and conditions. We also provide advice in the field of civil liability of the manufacturer for marketing a defective product. As a rule, the manufacturer is subject to product  liability is case of any injury, damage to health or private property of a third party.

GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP provides legal advice when it comes to incorporation and transformation of partnerships and companies in Germany. We also provide ongoing support for business entities in Germany, such as drawing up, , assessing and negotiating civil and commercial contracts  related to their functioning. We provide legal advice also for individuals or companies that intend to establish a new business entity or a branch in Germany. We advise both on legal and tax issues. We apply on your behalf for relevant authorizations to conduct business activity and draw up  contracts.
GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP  provides legal services for companies seated in Germany and abroad in relation to mergers, liquidation or transformation. We offer  support at every stage of cooperation between the parties, from drawing up a letter of intent, due diligence, through negotiating terms and conditions, to establishing a new business unit, as well as further legal assistance. Moreover, we have experience in providing legal services in acquisitions and disposals of German enterprises in crisis or in bankruptcy (distressed M & A). Our experts have extensive experience in the field of German company law and know the specific nature  of the local market and international trade.
GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP advises at all stages of  establishing a Joint Venture  and drawing up Joint Venture agreements in Germany. We draft transaction plans, prepare legal analyzes regarding the financial and administrative requirements as well as finalize the agreement signed between the partners. Our aim is to negotiate most favorable conditions for our clients and to achieve a satisfactory conclusion and long-term protection of their interests.
As far as the transport law is concerned, Grau Rechtsanwälte LLP  advises to and represents German / Polish and foreign shippers, carriers, and transport insurers operating in Germany. We will support you in areas such as forwarding law, regulations  governing land,  air and railway transport in Germany and abroad, as well as commercial maritime law, as well as legal regulations regarding storage and logistics of goods. Our services include  the German insurance law, customs law and private international law. Our objective is to support your legal and economic interests. Grau Rechtsanwälte LLP will help you in drawing up any contracts and general terms and conditions governed by the German law. We will represent you on  the German market in court and  out-of-court proceedings  to  protect your rights.
Do you run a business in Germany and have staff on employment  or secondment in Germany? GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP will help you in every aspect of the labor law. We draw up and assess you employment and  managerial contracts. Should it be necessary to terminate an  employment contract or a managerial contract,  we can advise you and protect your interests and prepare warning letters, notices of termination, or resolutions of the shareholders. We can help when it comes to wages salaries, or annual leaves. We will support you in  such issues as: part-time employment  and protection during parental leave. We help to draw up statutes and to negotiate with  the Works Council. In case of court disputes,  we represent you before a German Labor Court, the National Labor Court and before the Federal Labor Court. If you have seconded workers to Germany - we will identify the applicable employment rights under the German law and take care of the notifications to the Customs Office.
GRAU Rechtsanwälte LLP offers professional debt collection services  in Germany. Our services are addressed primarily to Polish entrepreneurs, who repeatedly face the problem of inefficiency and high costs associated with debt collection in Germany.  Knowing the German market, we are able to act quickly and effectively. While maintaining affordable and transparent prices, we refute the myth of expensive German law firms. Constantly increasing number of bankruptcy proceedings shows that debt collection - even against a regular  business partners - becomes a necessary step. Debt collection against German debtors should be carried out by a law firm seated in Germany, specializing in commercial law.  Fast and effective debt collection  is possible only when you know the German market and the German legal system. By contacting directly a law firm, instead of a debt collection company, you can  reduce your waiting time for receivables, since a vast majority of cases require court proceedings and where the debtor lodges an objection in the writ-of-payment proceedings  we, as lawyers,  can represent you in court. Thereby, you will receive a service  that is comprehensive and financially attractive, because due to the legal requirement to be represented in court by an attorney, debt collection companies must outsource services and hire a lawyer to conduct litigation.