Drawing up and finalization of employment contracts, hiring out of employees, termination of employment relationships, corporate restructuring, German-French legal transactions
- Law firm for technology, IP and mediaWe are a specialist IT and IP law firm located in the technology and innovation hubs of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart.
- Law firm for technology, IP and mediaWe advise on all issues of information technology, intellectual and industrial property rights including trademarks and designs. We also advise at the interface to labour and employment law, and business law.
Law firm for technology, IP and media
We are a specialist IT and IP law firm located in the technology and innovation hubs of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. We advise on all issues of information technology, intellectual and industrial property rights including trademarks and designs. We also advise at the interface to labour and employment law, and business law.
We always aim to achieve the best possible business solution for our clients. This requires a high degree of specialization in legal and contract issues as well as an understanding of the larger entrepreneurial interests at stake. Our lawyers have substantial experience and expertise in their areas of practice while also being familiar with the typical contexts in specific projects and branches of industry, combined with their understanding of technical and creative processes. Our clients appreciate the personal, dependable advisory services of our lawyers, which also take the bigger picture into account. We advise innovative enterprises and entrepreneurs in the technological and media fields and from all branches of industry in which know-how, intellectual and industrial property rights promise a competitive advantage. We assist you in safeguarding and enhancing your advantage. This creates added value.
Changes Due to EU General Data Protection Regulation and the New German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)
New national and European data protection provisions apply since 25 May 2018 onwards: Apart from the uniform EU General Data Protection Regulation applicable throughout Europe, on that date the revised German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) also took effect. Enterprises have to establish or adjust processes, IT systems and data-processing structures to the modified statutory requirements, also in order to avert significantly heightened risks of administrative fines and liability.
v—p—What Others Say About Us
Vogel & Partner was once again included by The Legal 500 Deutschland 2019 in the list of the top 25 law firms specializing in IT law (including contracts). more>
Once again, Vogel & Partner was included in the list of the most important German law firms specializing in IT law (contracts, litigation) within the JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019. more>
Vogel & Partner continues to be listed among the top German IT law firms. It was ranked as one of the top law firms from a total of 74 law firms by a selection of 538 IT law experts. more>
Mannheim, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Geistiges Eigentum (IZG)
Prof. Dr. Rupert Vogel
12. Mannheimer IP-Forum
Moderation: "Geheimnisschutz im Verfahren vor staatlichen Gerichten und vor Schiedsgerichten" (Vortrag Prof. Dr. Mary-Rose McGuire)
v—p—Areas of Specilization
The law firm’s core competence lies in IT law. We advise enterprises (both providers and customers) on the protection of software and databases, on drawing up and negotiating all kinds of IT contracts, and on data privacy protection. We take account of the particular legal challenges posed by digitization in all areas of a company and in value-added chains (“Industry 4.0”, “IoT”, autonomous driving). We support our clients when projects run into difficulties and also conduct IT litigation and arbitration proceedings as both lawyers and arbitrators. One of the pivotal factors in the success of Vogel & Partner is the combination of knowledge of the industry, an understanding of technology and legal expertise applied to the best possible advantage of our clients.
Advisory services on intellectual property law form a further focus of our work. Trademarks, patents, designs, copyright and other intellectual property rights - IP increasingly constitutes the fundamental value of an enterprise. We assist our clients in protecting, defending and enhancing the value of their intellectual property. We develop secure portfolios of IP rights, draw up contracts on usage and exploitation, monitor IP rights and defend them against attacks mounted by third parties. Our clients also rely on our substantial experience in matters of competition law – both where disputes are settled out of court and in court proceedings.
We have specialized expertise and extensive experience in labour and employment law. We advise enterprises during all phases and in all situations of employment relationships and their termination. We focus particularly on providing guidance to enterprises in matters governed by the law on works councils. We endeavour to avoid confrontation and prefer to encourage effective, purposeful dealings with the works council. In the area of business law we assist SMEs especially on all issues of corporate and commercial law. In doing so we do not lose sight of the financial consequences of our actions. We are able to rely on an excellent network of colleagues abroad where the foreign activities of our clients are concerned.