• We protect
    your intellectual
    property

About us

We are your competent partner in all areas of intellectual property. Your patents, trademarks, utility models and design protection rights are in the best hands with us. We see ourselves as your outsourced patent department and reliably take care of all contract negotiations and drafting relating to your intellectual property rights.

Maintaining and protecting your intellectual property is our mission. We see the protection of intellectual property as an important competitive instrument. For us, intellectual property rights are not honorary certificates, but market positions that must be achieved, defended and eventually enforced.

We are driven by respect for your individual creative performance and knowledge of its value. Highest personal commitment, effective action and a moderate fee structure are the basis of our work. Your continuous success is our goal.

For half a century we have been your experienced partner for intellectual property protection. With us, you place your intellectual property in very experienced hands.

The firm was founded in 1969 by patent attorney Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Geitz. In 1998 Dipl.-Ing. Holger Geitz was associated as junior partner and at the beginning of 1999 Dr.-Ing. Frank Truckenmüller became a further partner.

In summer 2002 Silvia Lucht, Dipl.-Phys., joined the firm as a further partner. In order to meet the growing demand, we also welcome our clients in Freiburg and Stuttgart. In 2011 Dipl.-Ing. Niko Christ became a partner of the firm and has headed our office in Reutlingen since 2016.

Competences

We represent you as an experienced partner in all areas of intellectual property. Patents, trademarks, utility models and design rights as well as all related contract negotiations and arrangements, such as licenses or franchise projects, are our metier.

Our services include the drafting, enforcement and defence of intellectual property rights as well as searches and monitoring of intellectual property rights or competitors. Our portfolio management with accompanying strategy consulting and competition analysis ensures that your IP portfolio is constantly adapted to the market and your corporate strategy.

Accompanying fields of law, such as competition law, multi-media law or copyright law are represented in long-standing cooperation with recognised law firms. In addition, we maintain a network of intellectual property experts in all major industrial nations that has grown over decades.

Patents / Utility Models

We develop the ideal registration strategy for you, with German and foreign national applications for patents and utility models, European patent applications and international patent applications under the PCT . We will file your applications in economically viable patents, represent you in opposition, cancellation and invalidity proceedings and remind you reliably of deadlines for the maintenance of your property rights.

Trademarks

According to your needs, we develop trademark applications together with you and carry out the application procedure for you. We examine older trademark registrations and defend your trademark rights in opposition and cancellation proceedings. Within the framework of ongoing collision monitoring, we search for interfering third-party rights, attack them and thus maintain your trademark.

Design

We prepare your design application, file it after consultation and joint voting, defend and accompany it. In the event of infringement of your design protection, we defend your rights.

Licenses / Franchise Agreements

We develop license and franchise agreements for patents, utility models, trademarks and designs according to your needs. We advise you in detail and, of course, take into account antitrust aspects.

Strategy Consulting / Competition Analysis

A consultation tailored to your individual needs is very important to us. This includes market and competition analyses, as well as a precise evaluation of your current situation, so that together we can find and pursue the perfect strategy for you.

Search / Monitoring

In the run-up to filing your application, we conduct a comprehensive search for state-of-the-art and relevant third-party rights. As part of the monitoring of industrial property rights, we examine newly registered industrial property rights at regular intervals or inform you about the progress of your competitors’ proceedings.

Attorneys

Five patent attorneys, one goal: to cultivate and protect your ideas. Together, our partners can look back on over 60 years of experience. They have wide-ranging legal and technical qualifications and are authorized to represent clients before all national and international intellectual property authorities. We can advise you either in German or English.

Dipl.-Ing. Holger Geitz

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • Studies in the field of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Two years of service in the patent division of Siemens AG
  • Partner of the law firm since 1998 and management of the main branch in Karlsruhe
  • Member of the board of the German patent attorneys’ association since 2002

Karlsruhe branch
+49 721 8304060
karlsruhe@patent-server.de

Dipl.-Ing. Holger Geitz

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • Studies in the field of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Two years of service in the patent division of Siemens AG
  • Partner of the law firm since 1998 and management of the main branch in Karlsruhe
  • Member of the board of the German patent attorneys’ association since 2002

Karlsruhe branch
+49 721 8304060
karlsruhe@patent-server.de

Dr.-Ing. Frank Truckenmüller

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • Studies in the field of mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart with doctorate
  • Over two years as a development engineer for a vehicle supplier in the field of R & D
  • Partner of the law firm since 1999
  • Management of the Stuttgart branch since 2002

Stuttgart branch
+49 711 45999790
E  stuttgart@patent-server.de

Dipl.-Phys. Silvia Lucht

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • Studies in the field of physics at the University of Freiburg
  • Two years at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Freiburg
  • 1997 to June 2002 Partner at Schuster & Partner in Stuttgart
  • Partner of the law firm and management of the Freiburg branch since July 2002

Freiburg branch
T  +49 761 4570520
freiburg@patent-server.de

Dipl.-Phys. Silvia Lucht

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • Studies in the field of physics at the University of Freiburg
  • Two years at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Freiburg
  • 1997 to June 2002 Partner at Schuster & Partner in Stuttgart
  • Partner of the law firm and management of the Freiburg branch since July 2002

Freiburg branch
T  +49 761 4570520
freiburg@patent-server.de

Dipl.-Ing. Niko Christ

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • 1999–2004 Studies in der electrical engineering and  information technologies at  Stuttgart University
  • 2004–2007 Training as a  patent attorney at the Karlsruhe Branch
  • Since 2011 Partner of the law firm
  • Since 2016 Management of the Reutlingen  branch

Reutlingen branch
+49 7121 9943960 (Reutlingen)
+49 7127 7998780 (Pliezhausen)
E  reutlingen@patent-server.de

Dr. rer. nat. Cornelia Haas

German Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • Studies of Crystalline Materials at Freiburg University
  • Doctoral thesis on modern semiconductor materials at the Freiburg Materials Research Center with research stay at the University of California Santa Barbara, funded by a Fulbright-Scholarship
  • German Patent Attorney since October 2017

Freiburg branch
T  +49 761 4570520
freiburg@patent-server.de

Dr. rer. nat. Cornelia Haas

German Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

  • Studies of Crystalline Materials at Freiburg University
  • Doctoral thesis on modern semiconductor materials at the Freiburg Materials Research Center with research stay at the University of California Santa Barbara, funded by a Fulbright-Scholarship
  • German Patent Attorney since October 2017

Freiburg branch
T +49 761 4570520
E freiburg@patent-server.de

Contact us

Baden-Württemberg is the federal state with the highest number of patent applications per inhabitant. Karlsruhe is home to two of the highest German courts and Stuttgart has the highest national density of inventions. We can’t imagine a better location and offer a local representation in almost the entire southwest that you can reach quickly and personally.

Karlsruhe

Dipl.-Ing. Holger Geitz
Kriegsstraße 234
76135 Karlsruhe, Germany
+49 721 8304060
F  +49 721 8304066
karlsruhe@patent-server.de

Stuttgart

Dr.-Ing. Frank Truckenmüller
Kirchheimer Straße 60
70619 Stuttgart, Germany
T  +49 711 45999790
F  +49 711 45999796
stuttgart@patent-server.de

Freiburg

Dipl.-Phys. Silvia Lucht
Werthmannstraße 15
79098 Freiburg, Germany
T  +49 761 4570520
+49 761 4570521
freiburg@patent-server.de

Reutlingen

Dipl.-Ing. Niko Christ
Obere Wässere 3-7
72764 Reutlingen, Germany
+49 7121 9943960
F  +49 7121 9943966
reutlingen@patent-server.de

Career

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Geitz Truckenmüller Lucht Christ
Your patent attorneys since 1969