Mark rights also include the protection of so-called work titles for publications, films, recordings, stage works, trade show names, computer software etc. The protection of such titles results from start of use. However, this point in time can be brought forward by up to 6 months by publicising a title protection notice.
We advise in the selection of a protectable title and implement the publicising of title protection notices for our clients. We represent our clients in the event of infringement of title protection and also advice them regarding the question whether accompanying trademark protection for the purpose of obtaining a broader scope of protection is advantageous. We also carry out search with regard to the existence of older title rights so as to prevent conflicts.