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News | 03.07.2023

IAM Patent 1000 Ranking – Kather Augenstein anew among the world’s leading patent professionals 2023

We are pleased that Kather Augenstein has been selected again by IAM Patent 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals as one of the world’s leading law firms in the field of patent infringement in the current 2023 edition.

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News | 28.06.2023

Patent vindication and document submission

In its judgement of 26.07.2022 – X ZR 17/21 – Brustimplantat (Breast Implant), the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ/ BGH) dealt with the patent law vindication and thereby consolidated its established case law:

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News | 27.06.2023

In-depth specialisation in IP law: Sophie Prudent and Dr Benedikt Walesch aquire Master of Laws (LL.M.) qualifications

Our colleagues, Sophie Prudent and Dr Benedikt Walesch, have successfully completed the part-time Master’s programme in Intellectual Property Law at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. They celebrated their diplomas with excellent grades last Friday, 24 June 2023, at Mickeln Castle.

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News | 22.06.2023

Kather Augenstein receives Impact Case of the Year Award at Managing IP EMEA Awards 2023

Kather Augenstein has received a special recognition with the “Impact Case of the Year – Heitec v Heitech Promotion” at the 18th annual Managing IP EMEA Awards, held in London yesterday, 21 June 2023.

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News | 14.06.2023

Leaders League Ranking 2023: Kather Augenstein recognised as one of the leading law firms for patent and trademark litigation

We are pleased to have once again been recognised as one of the leading intellectual property law firms for patent and trademark litigation in this year’s 2023 Leaders League Rankings.

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News | 07.06.2023

#wirfahrenmit: climate-friendly and healthy on the road with the service bike

We are very proud that a large number of our employees benefit from our digital service bike programme with @DeutscheDienstrad. This adds another important component to our multifaceted portfolio of employee benefits, while at the same time important building block and at the same time promote the health of our team.

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News | 01.06.2023

On today’s launch of the Unified Patent Court (UPC): Christof Augenstein in a podcast interview with Emily O’Neill of Deminor Litigation Funding.

In an ongoing podcast series, Emily O’Neill, General Counsel UK and Global Intellectual Property Lead at Deminor Litigation Funding, interviews global experts to understand the implications of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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News | 09.05.2023

News in the case of the paprika patent

Staple foods such as fruits and vegetables have been grown and consumed for thousands of years. Meanwhile, however, there are legal, especially patent, requirements to be observed in this regard as well. With its latest decision in the case of the pepper patent, the European Patent Office is now reigniting the debate on ethical and legal aspects of patent law in agriculture. But what is the paprika patent all about and why is it so controversial?

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News | 02.05.2023

Managing IP Stars 2023: Miriam Kiefer among the top 250 women in IP

Congratulations to our Managing Partner Miriam Kiefer LL.M., who was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a leading IP attorney in Managing IP’s international “Top 250 Women in IP” directory in the IP Stars 2023 rankings.

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News | 18.04.2023

Does Paypal has too much ‘market power’? German federal cartel office opens proceedings

Everyone knows about the payment option “PayPal”. For consumers, it seems to be uncomplicated, secure and above anything else, free of charge. But that is not the case for sellers. Because if the buyer chooses the PayPal payment method, fees are charged. This is not a problem. Other providers also charge fees. However, PayPal’s terms of use could be critical. It is precisely these terms of use that are now the subject of proceedings by the Federal Cartel Office.

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News | 17.02.2023

The Legal 500 Germany Ranking 2023: Kather Augenstein again ranked as one of the leading law firms in patent litigation 

Kather Augenstein is again honored by The Legal 500 Germany as a “Leading Law Firm” in the field of Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation. The annual award recognizes law firms and individual attorneys worldwide for their outstanding achievements, based on feedback from clients, peers and colleagues.

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News | 13.02.2023

Adidas and its stripes

Adidas is known for its trademark lawsuits. The German sports giant is always on its guard when it comes to the designs of its competitors. In January, another exciting judgement was made on the famous three stripes.

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