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Our areas of expertise and law

Labor law & protection against dismissal

The Law between employee and employer is probably by far the most important and everyday area of law for many companies and private individuals. German and European labor law is characterized by the multitude and complexity of legal regulations and issues.

Whether you are filing an action for protection against dismissal, defending yourself against a warning or enforcing wage claims as well as obtaining fair severance pay - we will provide you with competent support.

IT Law & Data Protection Law

IT law and data protection law are subject to extremely rapid change. Today's laws and regulations can be obsolete tomorrow. In this context, IT and data protection law presents many entrepreneurs, private individuals and startups with challenges that need to be overcome.

We help you with the drafting of software development contracts, the enforcement of claims for defects against software developers, employment contracts and contracts for work and services between software developers and employees, or even with the legally secure implementation of an online store.

Industrial property protection

Industrial property protection includes both competition law and the protection of intellectual property. 

There is hardly any other area of law where the battle is as fierce as in intellectual property law. Know-how and protection of secrets, trademark law, design law, antitrust law and the law of unfair competition characterize this discipline.

We are experts in the field of trademark law as well as trade secret law. We will help you enforce intellectual property rights and help you defend yourself against unfair competitors.

- Minimum wage

- Employee posting

- Protection against dismissal

- Severance payments

- Collective agreements

- Partial retirement

- Personnel leasing

- Part-time and fixed-term contracts

- Continued remuneration

- Vacation

- Working time

- Workplace protection

- Vocational education

- Occupational safety

- Works and service agreements

- General equal treatment

- Job reference correction

- General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO)

- Warnings

- Private International Law

- Trademark law

- Telecommunications law

- Copyright

- Telemedia law

- Right of Confidentiality

- File sharing

 

- Trademark law

- Design law

- Patent law

- Utility model law

- Semiconductor protection law

- Plant Variety Protection Law

- Intellectual property law / special protection law

- Competition law

- Antitrust law

- Design law

- Secret protection

 

Common mistakes of the employee in labor law

The legally effective representation in the case of termination by the lawyer

Many employees and employers significantly underestimate the legal field of employment law. Especially in this fast-moving area of law, which is dominated by case law, it is essential to know the case law relevant to this area of law. Ignorance in a field of law usually leads to a high risk, which can be avoided by hiring a lawyer specialized in this field of law.

In the event of termination by the employer, many employees fail to file an action for protection against dismissal in good time or find themselves intimidated into doing so without checking its effectiveness.


The action for protection against dismissal must also be filed within certain deadlines with the labor court, which reviews it for legally relevant grounds for invalidity and social justification.


In most cases, such proceedings end in a settlement and an amicable termination of the employment relationship through the payment of a lavish severance package.


Especially in this case, the employee should not do this on his own, because without the representation of an attorney for labor law, he risks losing the proceedings due to many legal pitfalls. Many employees have already lost due to avoidable formal errors.


It must be remembered that the employer is also usually represented by a lawyer in court. The employee sIn this case, it is better to hire a lawyer who will examine his case in detail, advise him on his next actions and also represent him in the labor court in a goal-oriented manner.
 

Common mistakes in IT law and data protection

The formal and substantive review of contracts and GTCs by the lawyer

The fast-moving legal field of IT law and data protection law is also characterized by knowledge of the relevant case law. Especially with regard to the pitfalls that arise from negligent ignorance in this area lead to a high risk for software developers, consumers, startups and founders.

IT law is also characterized by a good knowledge of European case law in this area of law. Numerous proceedings land on the desk of ECJ judges due to a wide variety of harmonization regulations in this area of law.

And last but not least, the introduction of the GDPR by the European legislator showed that there is still a lot of need for clarification in this area of law.

In many relationships between contractor and client, the license conditions of the software manufacturer are too often neglected to be agreed with the customer and also contractually recorded. This results in a legal deficiency. In the worst case, this can lead to a customer being able to assert warranty claims against the manufacturer. This can lead to a license violation, civil law or criminal law consequences.

 

Therefore, the manufacturer should have all contracts reviewed by a lawyer in advance. Because the legal case will always amount to a multiple of the examination costs of a lawyer in the field of IT law!

Many software manufacturers or software service providers make the mistake of using standardized GTCs that are freely available on the Internet for reasons of time and cost. However, the careless use of these can lead to considerable complications in legal cases, as they are rarely adapted to the legal requirements of system houses and IT companies.

 

In this case, too, it is highly advisable to have your terms and conditions checked by a lawyer specializing in IT law, online law or data protection law before publishing and using them, and to have them adapted accordingly if necessary!

Common mistakes in industrial Legal Protection

The examination of the internal secrecy protection measures by the lawyer

Many entrepreneurs are not even aware of which trade secrets exist in the company and, above all, who handles which trade secrets. The legal field of trade secret protection is also regarded as the new data protection law. Here, it is primarily a matter of company-critical data. The field of law is constantly changing, so it is necessary to wait for case law.

Once again, the will of the European directive-maker, who has decisively shaped this area of law, is evident here.

Whether it is sufficient that this critical information is collected and evaluated by one of the company's own employees is more than questionable.

Instead, it is recommended that an independent third party bound to secrecy, in the best case a lawyer, classify trade secrets in the company with the help of new technical possibilities and determine legal and technical-organizational measures. After all, even the internal "know-how officer" becomes the bearer of secrets and thus a potential weak point in the company, at the latest when searching for trade secrets.

In such a case, it is therefore advisable for the entrepreneur to have the auditing of the legal, technical-organizational measures for the effective enforcement of the legal protection of trade secrets examined by an experienced lawyer.

This begins with the introduction of a protection concept so that the right under the Secrecy Protection Act can be established in the first place and ends with the enforcement of claims against employees and competing companies.

In any case, entrepreneurs should seek comprehensive legal advice in this area of law so that the protection afforded by the Secrecy Protection Act is also maintained.

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