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25 03, 2020

Video on the Decision of the Bundesverfassungsgericht

Video on the Decision of the Bundesverfassungsgericht Our partner Dr. Christof Augenstein, the Chair of AIPPI’s Standing Committee on the UPC, explains what the decision of the German Constitutional Court regarding the UPC means, and gives his insights [...]

23 03, 2020

Will the Unified Patent Court be established? – An analysis of the decision of the Bundesverfassungsgericht

After the Federal Constitutional Court last Friday (20.03.2020) announced its long-awaited decision on the constitutional complaint against the ratification of the EPC, the last building block for the start of the Unified European Patent Court which has been expected for [...]

20 03, 2020

Federal Constitutional Court stops Unified Patent Court for formal reasons

Federal Constitutional Court stops Unified Patent Court for formal reasons The German Federal Constitutional Court has declared the law approving the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) null and void. This means that for the time being, [...]

18 02, 2020

FCJ Confirms Protection of Confidential Documents in the Court File

FCJ Confirms Protection of Confidential Documents in the Court File (FCJ, decision of 14 January 2020, X ZR 33/19 - Inspection of files XXIV) Since the HRC Düsseldorf allowed a further appeal to the Federal Court of Justice [...]

18 02, 2020

Preliminary injunctions even more difficult to obtain: OLG Munich aligns its practice to the OLG Düsseldorf and OLG Karlsruhe

Preliminary injunctions even more difficult to obtain: OLG Munich aligns its practice to the OLG Düsseldorf and OLG Karlsruhe In the future, it will be more difficult to obtain an injunction for patent infringement in a preliminary proceeding. [...]

13 02, 2020

English translation – Discussion draft of the German Federal Ministry of Justice on the reform of the German Patent Act

English translation - Discussion draft of the German Federal Ministry of Justice on the reform of the German Patent Act Since our foreign clients in particular have shown great interest in the discussion draft of the German Federal [...]

12 02, 2020

ECJ – Grüner Punkt: Requirements for genuine use of a collective mark

ECJ - Grüner Punkt: Requirements for genuine use of a collective mark The trademark rights to the "Grüner Punkt" have not expired. With this decision, the European Court of Justice put its foot down on 12 December 2019 [...]

11 02, 2020

Legal500 again ranks Kather Augenstein in second highest category

Legal500 again ranks Kather Augenstein in second highest category   Reason to celebrate: Also in the fifth year after our foundation we confirm our ranking in the second highest category in the field of "patent litigation" in the [...]

10 02, 2020

Düsseldorf Moot Court at Kather Augenstein

Düsseldorf Moot Court at Kather Augenstein Last weekend, student teams from Germany, France, Poland, Russia and Turkey competed against each other at the Düsseldorf Moot Court competition "DUSMoot". The competition is an event preparing students for the Willem [...]

20 11, 2019

Wirtschaftswoche has once again awarded Kather Augenstein

Wirtschaftswoche has once again awarded Kather Augenstein Wirtschaftswoche has once again awarded us the title of "WiWo Top Patent Law Firm". Only last year we received the award, now we can defend it. We think: A great success for [...]