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18 05, 2018

Renewed award by IP STARS for three of our partners

Kather Augenstein has again been awarded by the IP expert guide “Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS” in the field of patents.

15 05, 2018

Seminar: German and UPC patent infringement litigation proceedings

"Excellent seminar with great speakers“ and „Very good introduction into German litigation proceedings.“ - the seminar German and UPC Patent Infringement Litigation Proceedings is taking place in Munich again.

26 04, 2018

Chinese FRAND decision in line with German case law

On 21 March, the Shenzhen Intermediate Court published the grounds for its decision of 11 January 2018. Already in January, the Court issued injunctions against Samsung based on two Huawei-SEPs. We comment.

16 04, 2018

Injunction Junction – The Federal Court of Justice sets the turn signal

Cease and desist claims are at a crossroads in Germany: In the recently published decision “Produkte zur Wundversorgung” the Federal Court of Justice (Decision of 11 October 2017 - I ZB 96/16), specifies its "Hot Sox" and "RESCUE Tropfen" rulings on the scope of the cease and desist obligation and now explicitly extends them to intellectual property law. In addition, the FCJ stipulates the applicability of the principles in preliminary injunction proceedings. Accordingly, the injunction debtor must at least request his customers not to redistribute the goods. Our colleague Carina Höfer reports and comments:

27 03, 2018

Patent and Trademark Office close to burnout?

Patent and Trademark Office close to burnout? The German Patent and Trade Mark Office is under more pressure than ever. The resulting consequences for patent applicants are enormous.  The German Patent and Trade Mark Office is completely exhausted. [...]

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 [...]