5 03, 2018

Düsseldorf Patent Law Days 2018

Düsseldorf Patent Law Days 2018 On March 15 and 16, the 17th Düsseldorf Patent Law Days of the Centre for Intellectual Property of Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf are taking place. In a workshop, our partner Christopher Weber and three other [...]

2 03, 2018

Germany’s most valuable brands

Germany's most valuable brands The global BrandZ brand ranking of Kantar Millward Brown, a British consulting firm, is eagerly awaited each year. This year, there is a novelty to the ranking, as a separate ranking list of the [...]

21 02, 2018

Constitutional Court forecasts decision on UPC complaint for 2018

Today on the 21st February 2018 the Bundesverfassungsgericht publicly announced the cases in which a decision is expected for this year. In the published overview of the Second Senate the UPC constitutional complaint is mentioned on which we have already reported before (cf. number 11 of the cased of the second senate). This means that a decision is likely to be taken this year in these proceedings.

8 02, 2018

Dr. Peter Kather receives Client Choice Awards 2018

Dr. Peter Kather receives Client Choice Awards 2018 On 8 February 2018, the International Law Office honours our partner Dr. Peter Kather with the "Client Choice Award 2018". He is the sole winner in the category "Intellectual Property [...]

18 01, 2018

New year, new start: Düsseldorf receives new brand strategy and slogan

New year, new start: Düsseldorf receives new brand strategy and slogan Trademark law very practical: NRW's state capital presented its new concept with the slogan "Nähe trifft Freiheit" or in English “Live close feel free”. The new strategy [...]

13 12, 2017

European Union trade mark without European Union?

European Union trade mark without European Union? It once sounded so beautiful: trade mark protection for the entire EU domestic market by the EU trade mark and that with only one application at the EU Intellectual Property Office [...]

30 11, 2017

Legal500 Germany ranks us in the second highest category with immediate effect

We move up two tiers in a single year. The "industry knowledge of the partners is impressive" and "the advice of the associates is always at the highest level" ...

20 10, 2017

2nd Kather Breakfast – The Future of Community Design Law

On 18.10.2017 the second Kather breakfast took place in our office in Düsseldorf.

11 10, 2017

Our Managing Partner Dr Christof Augenstein visits JETRO

The Japanese external trade organisation JETRO has invited our managing partner to Tokyo to give a lecture on patent infringement proceedings in Germany and under the upcoming UPC.

25 09, 2017

Leibniz – Brandprotection shows its 52 teeth

Leibniz – Brandprotection shows 52 teeth. About biscuits, universal scholars and trademark law What do people associate the name "Leibniz" with? A hearty biscuit crackling on the palate or rather the great philosopher? About this the University of Hanover and biscuit producer Bahlsen are currently arguing. However, there is much more to this sounding discussion, which at first sight appears to be of limited relevance: How far does trademark law go?