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

S.M.D. Markeur just recently published the top 20 applicants of Community Trademarks 2012:


For more information please be referred to the source: Country Index of S.M.D. Markeur

Bayern München - meanwhile the no. 1 football brand in the world.

Needless to say, as a Munich based IP an trademark law firm and enthusiastic football fans, it is an absolute "must" that we report that our city's team has climbed to the top of the most valuable football brands in the world. Bayern Munich just recently won the Champions League Final in London on May 25, 2013 - Europe's premier football tournament.

For more information please see BrandFinance's just published report of May 2013 - which includes an executive summary, charts, brand value and much more.

This upcoming Munich Patent Law Conference on 14 June 2013 held in English will focus on:

"Calculating patent damages in six (6) countries, namely

Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Japan, and USA".

This unique conference is hosted by the Technical University of Munich/Chair for IP Law, the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, the Regional Court Munich I and is supported by the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as the Munich Bar Association and 30 judges from around the world are expected to attend.




On 22 May 2013 the five largest IP Offices around the world known as "IP5" just published their data on the 2012 patent applications. Members of IP5 are:

1. the European Patent Office (EPO),

2. the Japan Patent Office (JPO),

3. the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

4. the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO),

5. the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Almost 1.98 million patent applications were filed at the world's five largest patent offices in 2012 according to the preliminary statistics. Compared to 2011 that is an increase of 10.5%.


Interbrand, started in 1974 with its approximately 40 offices around the globe, is one of the biggest and oldest brand consultancy companies around the world. Every year, Interbrand conducts and publishes various studies relating to brands, their value and the impact on companies and consumers.

The most recent study published relates to the "Best Retail Brands 2013", which does not just give an in-depth sight, but, also and overview of different countries, including the USA:

Every year on April 26, the World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated in order to promote intellectual property (IP).

The World Intellectual Property Office's (WIPO's) member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP, including trademarks, designs, patents, utility models etc.

Each year, a special topic and focus is picked. This year's World Intellectual Property Day 2013 focuses on Creativity - the Next Generation.



The International Trademark Association (INTA) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) organized the first Roundtable for qualified employees and staff. It was designed specifically for Paralegals and Trademark Administrators to learn the role, responsibilities and career of a U.S. paralegal and receive an update on the drafting of list of goods and services and an update of current issues at the DPMA. There were 70 participants.

Speakers / Host : Barbara Preißner, Dr. Senta Bingener und Martin Sebene (DPMA)

Guest Speaker: Karen Holme (Manager, Intellectual Property Sunkist Growers, Inc.)

Moderator: Alexandra Dellmeier  (LexDellmeier IP Law Firm)

We especially thank Karen Holme for coming from the US to this event. And, of course, we thank the DPMA for hosting this event at their Munich headquarters and making this Roundtable a very special event for everyone!

On July 1, 2013 Croatia, with its approx. 4.5 million inhabitants will become the 28th Member of the European Union (EU). Therefore, the EU will be enlarged for the seventh time since its establishment in the year 1957.

EU_Croatia_FlagsWhat are the consequences for holders of Community Trademarks (CTMs) and Community Designs (CDs)?

1. Automatic extension of the CTMs and CDs to Croatia (same mechanism as with the previous EU Enlargements in 2004 and 2007).

2. Grandfathering of earlier rights.

3. Exceptional right to opposition:

This is a great cartoon by Tom Fishburne which shows what happens when innovation hits internal forces...

For more really good cartoons on trademarks, patents, marketing, innovation please see Tom Fishburne's fantastic website: http://tomfishburne.com/

Lifecycle of Innovation - by Tom Fishburne