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


INTA in cooperation with the Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer München) will hold Munich’s 2nd Roundtable designed specifically for Paralegals and Trademark Administrators under the title:





DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Today, on 17 October 2013, the 40th anniversary of the signature of the European Patent Convention (EPC) in Munich, Germany, is being celebrated. The festivities are taking place at the Headquarters of the European Patent Office (EPO), the German Technological Museum ("Deutsches Museum") and the Munich Residenz, where the celebration ends after a concert given by the Patent Orchestra Munich. Please find the full program of the 40th anniversary, including the winners of the EPO Innovation Contest here:

ICANN will launch more than 1,000 new Top Level Domains (TLDs). Starting in early 2014, new TLDs like .shop, .web or .hotel will have a huge impact on how we find and distribute information online.

From a trademark perspective the question is: How can I protect my brand? What do I need to know before the launch of the new TLDs? What can I do? What mechanisms exist? All these legal, technical and strategic questions will be discussed in-depth at the upcoming newdomains.org Munich Conference on new TLDs from 26 - 28 October 2013.


Did you know that every minute 219 counterfeit goods are detained in the EU?

Fact is that the value of intercepted goods in 2012 was still extremely high, at nearly €1 billion. The EU Counterfeiting Report 2012 in detail gives statistics on the type, provenance and transport method of counterfeit products detained at the EU's external borders.

According to the report, cigarettes accounted for a large number of interceptions (31%), miscellaneous goods (e.g. bottles, lamps, glue, batteries, washing powder) were the next largest category (12%), followed by packaging materials (10%). Postal and courier packages accounted for around 70% of customs interventions in 2012, with 23% of the detentions in postal traffic concerning medicines.


For the 17th time the German Innovation Prize (in German: "Deutscher Zukunftspreis - Preis des Bundespräsidenten für Technik und Innovation") has been launched. The winners of this renown prize will be handed over by the German Federal President and will receive 250.000 EUR.


The world's fifth largest national patent and trade mark office (GPTO / DPMA) has now published its annual report 2012 English, which includes information and statistics all around patents, trademarks, utility models, designs etc.

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Being active as IP attorneys and dealing with various large and small companies and helping them protect their intellectual property, we often see the internal struggles.

The following cartoon by Tom Fishburne pinpoints and clearly visualizes the problems on how and why innovative ideas are abandoned.




We thank Tom Fishburne and his "marketoonists" for allowing the use on this blog.

By chance we came across this piece of artwork called "The Corporate States of America". It is a graphic design developed by the writer, graphic artist and photographer Steve Lovelace.

As trademark and design enthusiasts, we thought we must share this with you.


(c) 2012 Steve Lovelace

Interbrand just recently published its 3rd Annual Green Brands Report. Revealed below are the top ranked 50 "green" brands. Interbrand's reports - including sector overviews, articles and interviews etc. - can be viewed on the Interbrand website - Best Global Green Brands 2013.