Lena Ertle is the latest addition to the LexDellmeier team. She is completing her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Munich and will support the team at LexDellmeier during 2021 as a legal trainee. Even though Covid-19 is still continuing to challenge everyone, we believe it is really important to help, support and train young professionals. In the past almost 12 years at LexDellmeier we have trained in total 25 Erasmus, ELSA and other law students from Germany, EU member states and other countries around the world. LexDellmeier usually engages two (2) interns and trainees per year. Let Lena Ertle introduce herself, her tasks as a legal trainee at LexDellmeier, her goals and her interest in intellectual property.

Weiterlesen über New at LexDellmeier - May we introduce to you: Lena Ertle

While the United Kingdom left the European Union on 1 February 2020, regulations regarding intellectual property rights will only change at the end of this year. You would like to review which changes Brexit will bring with regard to trademarks and designs? We prepared slides (see download link below) and recorded our successful webinar on 9 December 2020 and published it on YouTube. In a nutshell, you will receive an overview about the most important changes.

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On Wednesday, 9 December 2020, LexDellmeier will host the very last Webinar of 2020 on the current hot topic: “Brexit Update – Legal Changes in Trademark and Design Law as of 1 January 2021” (in English). During the approx. 60 minutes presentation, Andrea Breier and Alexandra Dellmeier will outline the effects of Brexit on IP Law and will provide you with all the information you need to know to be Brexit-prepared!

 

On 3 December 2020, the independent student initiative at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), START Munich e.V., is organizing a webinar on the topic: “Legal Insight – Intellectual Property in a Nutshell” for #startups. The focus of the webinar is set on how to protect trademarks, designs, copyrights and (software) patents. The speakers of this event are #Alexandra Dellmeier (Attorney at Law and Certified IP Attorney) at #LexDellmeier and Dr. Jochen Reich (German and European Patent Attorney, Ph.D.M.Sc. in Computer Science) from the IP firm Reich-ip.

 

If trademarks are part of your daily work, you have surely come across the issue before:  You have a registered trademark, but it is used differently in commerce – either because the trademark used has been modernized compared to its registered form, or because parts of the registered mark have been omitted when used or because parts have been added in comparison to the registered mark. In all these cases, the question arises whether or not use of the trademark in a form differing from the one registered can still be deemed use of the registered mark. Otherwise, your registered trademark might be at risk and action needs to be taken to ensure that no actual loss will occur. Guidance is now provided by the trademark offices of the European Union member states and the EUIPO.

(examples of similar, but different marks)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in cooperation with Cornell University and INSEAD, released the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 with its main conclusions regarding the impact of the COVID-19 crises on the innovation developments and which countries are the leaders in innovation 2020.

October 2020 is almost over and everything is different this year. Here in Munich, we have not been able to celebrate the WIESN as the “original” OKTOBERFEST is often called. It was cancelled due to the pandemic. Usually, visitors from all over the world come to our beautiful city each year during these two weeks in fall when OKTOBERFEST it taking place. However, while the public is cursing the pandemic and has been mourning, at least the City of Munich was able to enjoy a considerable legal and trademark victory.

For the last two months, Oliwia Puto – our Legal Trainee was working on her Overall Project, which was the creation of a chatbot “BenBot” for LexDellmeier. “BenBot” is a mobile app that aims to facilitate and accelerate the process of filing applications for the registration of an EU trademarks. In order to achieve this purpose, it collects from the users all information that the attorneys at LexDellmeier need to prepare such applications. We are delighted to announce that this project will officially go live around December 2020/January 2021. This means that in just a few months you will be able to download the app from AppStore and use it to receive information on matters related to trademarks, IP law etc., and to send information needed to apply for an EU trademark registration – 24/7! What makes us particularly excited about this project is that (as far as we know) LexDellmeier will be the first law firm in Germany to implement a Legal Tech solution of this kind. Read the blog post to find out more!