Competition law, antitrust law, intellectual property rights

Not everything that is considered economically feasible is legally possible.

So it is vital to recognise the limits and the scope of action at an early stage.

Here at hba we willingly and comprehensively attend to your questions on competition law. Whether determining the admissibility of sales-related or advertising measures, providing support in competition disputes and in the case of restraining orders, or representing clients before national and international competition authorities – in all of these, we demonstrate what the application of in-depth legal knowledge can bring about.

We also offer expertise in relation to complex competition law contracts, namely licensing agreements and distribution and franchise contracts. We advise you on matters of antitrust law and in cases of abuse of market dominance, and in the context of merger control.

Clients can count on our expertise in the areas of planning, co-ordination and execution of national and international M&A transactions, antitrust law, and merger control. At hba the word ‘comprehensive’ actually means comprehensive.

We assist you in protecting all features of intellectual property (especially trademarks, utility models, patents, design rights, works and rights to images). Building on a wide-ranging understanding of your business model, we offer specialist advice to technology-intensive companies, notably start-ups in the areas of IP, IT and e-commerce.


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