IP/IT

Appraising creativity,
safeguarding ideas.

Industrial and intellectual property (better known as IP) is recognised as the most important asset of many of the world’s most successful companies. IP is the foundation for continuing profitability and what gives a company its competitive advantage.

Our team here at GSK Stockmann will help you safeguard your IP effectively and sustainably, and ensure that you maximise the value of these assets.

Our experienced and committed team of experts is extremely well versed in technologies and digitalisation. We have the knowledge to guide you through the legal and contractual challenges of high tech transactions and complex IT and sourcing projects.

Main areas of expertise

We like to have answers to every challenge and a solution to every issue. That is our ambition, always focussing on what drives your success.

GSK Stockmann is a leading specialist in IP law and associated fields of law. Efficiency and exceptional quality are the hallmarks of our work. We are keenly aware that time is often of the essence when it comes to protecting our clients’ interests, and we act accordingly. We have an impressive track record in warding off preliminary injunctions in the field of IP as well as in handling disputes connected with competition law.

IP issues are often complex in nature – we take a comprehensive and strategic approach. This enables us to swiftly develop innovative and pragmatic solutions. We offer comprehensive advice and support you inside and outside the courtroom with regard to protecting, managing, exploiting, enforcing, defending and transferring your IP rights. Our experience covers the whole spectrum of IP law and practice, specifically:

  • Brands, designs and patents
  • Copyright, including software and databases
  • International IP portfolio management
  • Trade secrets, confidential business information and unfair competition
  • Offering advice on personality rights, particularly with regard to protection and/or the right of publicity
  • Providing support with IP-related aspects of mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital transactions and joint venture projects
  • Due diligence processes, including research and registering rights
  • Structuring and organising contracts for transferring rights and licensing contracts, including comprehensive strategic advice
  • Consulting on research and development projects

GSK lawyers have particular expertise in offering legal advice on projects in the fields of technology and digitalisation. You can rely on our competence and experience to provide you with fast, efficient and expert legal, economic and technical support. Our aim is to develop innovative and legally watertight strategies and solutions which are tailored to the specific needs of your project.

Utilising our extensive technical expertise, we can provide you with in-depth advice and support on complex projects and issues relating to transactions, outsourcing, compliance as well as digital products and solutions. Over the years, we have worked for a wide array of national and international companies and acquired considerable know-how and experience in these fields. When monitoring transactions, we regularly work alongside our clients’ in-house IT specialists and other practice groups within our law firm. We have particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Drafting IT contracts, particularly regarding the development, sale, licensing and maintenance of software
  • Protecting and deriving economic benefit from software and software-related products, including electronic data
  • Private and public IT projects, from tendering through to implementation (particularly ERP and CRM projects)
  • IT sourcing, such as hosting, IT outsourcing, cloud computing and XaaS
  • IT compliance and IT security
  • Industry 4.0 and the sharing economy
  • E-commerce and mobile commerce projects, online advertising and social media
  • Transaction-related migration and integration of IT systems, business processes and data
  • Digital transformation consulting

“The enthusiasm and expertise of GSK lawyers is remarkable. The GSK lawyers with whom I work offer down-to-earth and pragmatic solutions based on an in-depth understanding of the subject matter.”

Scott Miller
Managing Director, Legal and Administration, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (OSCAR Movie Awards)

“The lawyers at GSK have an impressive track record in resolving IP disputes with Ryanair, and successfully protect the Ryanair brand on our behalf. GSK lawyers have an instinctive feel for what is economically important for the client.”

Juliusz Komorek
Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Company Secretary, Ryanair

Latest news

  • GSK Updates
    25 March 2021

    German Federal Ministry of Finance issues new circular on taxation of IP registered in Germany

    With the BMF circular of 11 February 2021, taxpayers receive a framework for action.

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  • Deal News
    04 February 2021

    GSK Stockmann advised Target Global and Princeville Capital as investors in the IPO of AUTO1 Group

    GSK Stockmann provided comprehensive advice to venture capital and tech investors Target Global and Princeville Capital regarding the IPO of the online used car platform AUTO1 Grou...

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  • Deal News
    02 February 2021

    Vienna House Group sells large hotel portfolio with GSK Stockmann

    GSK Stockmann has provided comprehensive legal advice to Vienna House Group on the sale of shares in a large hotel portfolio consisting of 23 hotels and hotel projects in Germany, ...

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