Patent Attorney | European Trademark and Design Attorney
Matthias Richter is a German Patent Attorney and is admitted to practice before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, as well as the World Intellectual Property Organization, Federal Plant Variety Office, Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), the European Unified Patent Court.
Patent law, in particular application, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and the Federal Patent Court as well as infringement proceedings in the fields of mechanical engineering, plant engineering, engineering geology (tunnelling, structural engineering, dam construction, reservoir engineering, mining, petroleum, remediation of contaminated sites), and environmental engineering;
Utility models, in particular application and cancellation procedures;
Trade mark law with a focus on trade mark application proceedings, opposition proceedings, cancellation proceedings and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Union Intellectual Property Office and registration proceedings for international trade marks at WIPO as well as infringement proceedings;
Design law, in particular application proceedings and cancellation proceedings as well as infringement proceedings, trade mark law, company names and business designations;
Internet law, domain law;
Competition law with reference to industrial property protection;
Employee Invention Law;
Semiconductor protection rights;
Plant variety rights, application and approval procedures at the Federal Plant Variety Office and the European Plant Variety Office;
Supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for medicinal products and plant protection products.
Matthias Richter speaks German and English.
Studied geology in 1996 at the Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH Aachen University). Graduated as Dipl. Geol.
Started working in intellectual property law in spring 1996 in a patent law firm in Munich.
Studied “Law for Patent Attorneys” at the Fern Universität Hagen from 1997 to 1999.
Admitted as a German Patent Attorney and also as a European Trademark and Design Attorney since 2000.
With RGTH since 1996, partner since 2005.