ABP. Services.

Together with its clients, ABP develops specially tailored solutions.

Already in the development phase, the client is supported by a qualified team with legal and technical competence. Thus, already the research work is supported significantly. The support ranges from idea generation to implementation and finally to the enforcement of IP rights. This comprehensive support, combined with a high degree of identification with the customer's wishes, ensures the best possible result.

Our services range from legal advice and representation before authorities, courts, trademark or patent offices to the drafting and registration of intellectual property rights and the enforcement of intellectual property. This diversity makes the company the ideal partner in the field of intellectual property. Particularly industrial companies benefit from the unique range of services.

In order to offer these services worldwide, Anwälte Burger und Partner cooperates with competent local experts. In addition to obtaining IP rights, attention is paid to the enforcement against the competition. This is how ABP makes development, protection and management of intellectual property successful.

ABP makes its clients internationally successful with the development, protection and management of intellectual property – in a communicative, integrated and sustainable manner.

We see ourselves as an overall partner for our clients in the field of IP and have an international network of specialized law firms at our disposal.

Patent Intelligence

Develop new markets using Technology Reports and Patent Benchmarks

You want your technology to gain traction in new markets? Then you need information on the environment and the potential.

ABP Patent Intelligence provides answers as well as

  • a detailed market analysis by industry and technology.
  • an overview of current technology trends in the target markets.
  • a presentation of potential competitors.

Patent information forms the basis for your strategic planning. Using Patent Intelligence, you may pinpoint the innovation focus of a company, an industry or a country, you can determine the technology leaders and find out which IP right strategies they pursue or where competitors position themselves with regard to technology or over the course of time. Our experts at ABP present the result to you in the form of analyses, evaluations, diagrams, tag clouds or thematic maps. This helps you gain a detailed overview of your perspectives so you can make strategic decisions for Research & Development, market cultivation and cooperations. Let us plan your success. Use ABP Patent Intelligence.


Patent law ­nationally and internationally

  • Patent applications
  • Proceedings before patent offices
  • Patent examinations
  • Patent enforcement
  • Innovation support

Trademark law ­nationally and internationally

  • Trademark applications
  • Proceedings before patent and trademark offices
  • Trademark examinations
  • Trademark enforcement

National and international ­contracts and agreements

  • License agreements
  • R&D agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • IP purchase agreements
  • Contracts relating to the compensation for employee inventions
  • Cooperation agreements

Further IP-related legal services

  • Design law
  • Unfair Competition Act, competition law
  • Internet and domain law
  • Compensation for employee inventions
  • Legal evaluation of search results
  • and many others

IP Searches

Investigative searches for intellectual property rights

Professional searches are a valuable basis for strategic and operative decisions in each phase of the product life cycle. The ideal search is selected based on the individual problem and objective. We analyze country-specific differences and highlight the competitors’ application strategies.

Advantages of ABP searches

  • ABP accompanies you from the first idea to the market launch and further development.
  • ABP quickly provides you with search results.
  • You receive useful results based on professional search strategies.
  • You benefit from competent and personal advice.
  • To ensure the highest possible quality, ABP agrees on the precise requirements with you personally.
  • ABP has very comprehensive technical know-how.
  • ABP can draw on around 40 years of experience.
  • ABP searches diverse renowned special data bases.
  • Machine-translated documents do not represent a problem.
  • ABP analyzes trends for your market cultivation.

Renewal fees


The maintenance of your patents, trademarks and designs requires ongoing observation of deadlines and on-time payment of fees at patent and/or trademark offices worldwide. Your reliable partner for renewal fees.

  • Information in good time. WE WILL REMIND YOU IN GOOD TIME which fees are due
  • You decide when WE REMIND YOU. We can agree on individual intervals 
  • Automatic approval UNTIL YOUR WITHDRAWAL. If you wish, all processes are automated
  • No additional charges IF YOU PAY LAST MINUTE. Paying later than usual is no problem
  • Global service. PROVIDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK. ABP has a great global network – and you benefit from it
  • Low administration effort. MAKING INTERNAL PROCESSES MORE EFFICIENT especially with the uptoIP® software

IP Management Software

Your intelligent IP management

uptoIP® is a powerful tool for ensuring and growing your success in the IP sector. The uptoIP® system supports you in the safe administration of all matters relating to your IP rights.

Besides the administration of your own publications, you can also search, assess, categorize, distribute and archive your competitors’ publications.


Patents and utility models are IP rights for protecting technical inventions. Correspondingly protected inventions represent a significant value for companies as well as for private individuals and protect the results of specific research and development projects or spontaneous ideas or problem solutions.

ABP takes care of:

  • Searches
  • Drafting application documents
  • Handling application and examination procedures before regional and national patent offices
  • Enforcement of your IP rights
  • Review of and defense against attacks by third parties on IP rights Review of conflict or infringements matters
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Administration of fees
  • Renewals


Trademarks play a significant role in modern business. Therefore, they require professional legal protection. ABP Anwälte Burger und Partner is your reliable partner in all legal matters related to trademark protection.

ABP takes care of:

  • Searches
  • Trademark applications
  • Preparation of application strategies
  • Responding to objections
  • Evaluations
  • Assignments/Assuming representation
  • Proof of use/statement of use
  • Observation of use
  • Enforcement of trademarks
  • Continuous trademark monitoring
  • Administration of fees
  • Renewals

Design Patents

Designs (design patents) are models for the appearance of industrial products. Similar to trademarks, they are of high value for companies and therefore require legal protection.

ABP takes care of:

  • Searches
  • Design applications
  • Responding to objections
  • Evaluations
  • Assignment/assuming representation
  • Enforcement of designs
  • Renewals

IP Contracts and Agreements

An agreement or contract represents the individual set of rules of a cooperation between two or more contractual partners. It should contain the most important rules of the respective cooperation and be comprehensible, acceptable and implementable in practice for all parties involved. Therefore, drafting and negotiating an agreement or contract requires both a profound understanding of the factual circumstances of the cooperation and of the interests of the contracting parties and a sound knowledge of the relevant legal matter.

ABP takes care of:

  • License agreements
  • R&D agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • IP purchase agreements
  • Contracts relating to the compensation for employee inventions
  • Cooperation agreements

IP litigation

When things get tough, you can rely on ABP Anwälte Burger und Partner. We represent you professionally in all forms of IP disputes and litigation.

ABP takes care of:

  • Patents | utility models
  • Trademarks
  • Designs (design patents)
  • Contract disputes
  • Copyrights
  • Disputes relating to unfair competition
  • Preliminary injunctions


Back in the Wild West, settlers staked out their conquered land. Today, the "plots" on the Internet are domains. With the rapidly increasing significance of the Internet, reliable and legally secure domain management is of great importance.

ABP takes care of:

  • Searches
  • Domain registrations
  • Assignments
  • Strategy consulting
  • Renewals

ABP considers comprehensive support the key to long-term success.