DURY is a specialized German law firm which offers comprehensive legal counsel with its competent team of attorneys at law in the field of intellectual property and information technology law.

In order to provide the best support for our clients in global competition we strongly focus on IP & IT-Law and have a comprehensive network of colleagues in the area of international trademark law.

IP-Law in Germany

Trademarks, patents and designs need effective protection.

We can help you uphold and defend your interests against competitors as well as counterfeiters. Our attorneys-at-law not only represent you in proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA / GPTO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) – but also before all district and appeal courts of Germany, the federal German Patent Court (BPatG) and the European Court of Justice.

IT-Law in Germany

DURY also focuses on information technology law (IT-Law), e.g. German Software Law and German Data Protection law.

German IT-Law

Software entrepreneurs seeking to protect and exploit their software also in Germany require specialised German IT-Law Attorneys with the industry-specific experience, relevant legal expertise and the ability to successfully manage the most complex software license transactions. DURY has over 10 years experience working with innumerable software companies.

Drawing on their first hand experience of software industry challenges, our German IT-Law Attorneys provide practical and efficient advise and representation for clients in various industry sectors and at every stage of development.

Our IT-Law Attorneys have developed substantial experience in the licensing, exploitation and distribution of software assets. So whether a client plans to distribute through traditional channels or the more recent service models, like software-as-a-service and cloud computing, we have the experience and knowledge to advise on the appropriate licensing model.

Our German IT-Law Attorneys have a full understanding of German IT-Law and substantial experience of:

  • Drafting and negotiating outbound software license agreements to help our clients extract the most from their software assets
  • Reviewing inbound software license agreements both for internal use and for further distribution with a clients' software assets
  • Assisting in developing go-to-market strategies for software-as-a-service and cloud computing platforms
  • Performing open source license reviews to help ensure compliance with and avoid any unintended effects of open source licenses

DURY IT-Law Attorneys provide outside general counsel, licensing, distribution, litigation and other services while also regularly representing software companies from abroad doing business in Germany.