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!

Weiterlesen über Legal Tech and LexDellmeier’s Chatbot Project

National patent case law remains important: As of May 2012 it is still not known when the EU Patent will actually come into force and when and where the EU Unified Patent Court (note: London, Paris and Munich are the "hot" candidates) will be established.

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The world's largest trademark conference is taking place for the 134th time - this year in Washington, DC from May 4 -8, 2012

For the 11th time now Alexandra Dellmeier-Beschorner is attending the largest trademark conference and meeting in the world. It is hosted by the International Trademark Association (INTA) of which LexDellmeier is a longstanding and supporting member. Over 10,000 trademark specialists from all over the world are attending this year's meeting being held in Washington, DC from May 4 - 8, 2012.

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We thought we should share this great video on BRANDING with you. It was produced in 2011 by MSc Brand Leadership team at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia.

In essence, a BRAND is a "stamp of ownership" - making people aware that it is "YOURS".

Visionary inventors have and will continue to revolutionize our world with their outstanding ideas. Curiosity, knowledge and determination of individuals are the basis for every great innovation.

As an IP boutique firm headquartered in Munich, Germany - home of the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) - we take the opportunity to help support and promote this year's IP Day.

Copyright laws - among others in Germany - and the great difficulties to know and assess what is allowed - and what is not.

Stars like Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lady Gaga are musical icons and partly already legends of music history.  They are everywhere in our daily lives – on the radio, in commercials and we find their fashion in lifestyle and VIP magazines.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) together with its intitiative "Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy" (BASCAP) has launched a unified consumer awareness campaign against counterfeiting.

The campaign was officially launched by BASCAP and its global partners from around the world - incl. Germany's Anti-Counterfeiting Organization APM  who want to improve consumer awareness regarding the harms of counterfeiting and piracy. The aim and objective is to help consumers understand that counterfeit products are a real threat to health and safety, jobs and the economy.

ANSWER: Intellectual Property (IP) Rights - including trademarks, designs, utility models & patents.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) just recently published its World IP Indicator 2011 Report.

Fact is, that Intellectual Property (IP) Rights have experienced a growth rate that is breathtaking.

- Patent filings grew by 7.2%

- Trademark filings grew even more so by 11,8%

in 2010 - compared to a 5.1% increase in global gross domestic product (GDP).

The growth comes from the larger IP offices around the world - the number one being

1. China with an increase of 24.3%, followed by

For one night and for night only, Munich’s trendy restaurant „Salt“ was rebranded „LexDellmeier“ to celebrate our 2012 New Year’s Get-together.

Together with about 70 guests we enjoyed “Salt” 's creative modern cuisine presented in a flying buffet by the restaurant owner Daniel Tenschert and his team. The restaurant’s interior design matched perfectly the firm’s affinity to intellectual property, exposing International furniture design classics, such as the ‘Medusa’ lamp by Mikko Paakkanen. Friends of our firm, business partners and collaborators seized the joyous atmosphere to network, chat and taste from “Salt” ’s selection of wines.

                                                                                     

1. National Trademark Filings in Germany

 The German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) in its Annual Report published the recent filing numbers of national trademarks applied for in Germany. Here is an overview of the number of trademark applications filed in 2007 - 2010:

- 2010: 69,072

- 2009: 69,069

- 2008: 73,903

- 2007: 76,165

2. Top Trademark Filers

On 16 November 2011 LexDellmeier held a one-day seminar on the topic how the strategic creation, maintenance and defense of IP-rights can positively influence the company value.

The first part of the seminar featuring as speakers Alexandra Dellmeier-Beschorner and Barbara Niemann Fadani of LexDellmeier dealt with the creation of strong IP-rights and global application and registration strategies as well as the new, mainly internet-based infringement problems (e.g. adwords, wild cards etc.)  and the  latest German and European case law in this regard.