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

Guess how much growth you can achieve in case you invest in trademarks, designs, patents etc.?

Just recently this year in 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) released a joint study, which examines the relationship between the growth prospects of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their IP activity.

With its decision dated 19 June 2019, the European General Court (T-307/17) confirms invalidity of one of adidas’ three-stripe-marks, namely European Union Trademark Registration No. 12442166.

I. Background of the case

EU trademark No. 12442166, claiming protection for the below sign, was filed by the German company adidas AG as a figurative mark on 18 December 2013.

In June 2019, Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) published the first EU-wide intellectual property crime threat assessment, building upon two previous joint situation reports on piracy and counterfeiting. The report confirms links between IP crime and the increasingly professionalized organized crime networks in the EU.

 

With its decision dated 14 May 2019, the European General Court confirms a decision of the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Board of Appeal invalidating European Union trademark registration no. 011432044 “NEYMAR”.

The German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) recently rendered a decision on trademark use in the field of textiles that is worth reading.

In general, use as a trademark requires that a significant part of the relevant public recognizes a sign as indicating the origin of a product. For that, it is not sufficient that a sign is originally distinctive and that its use is not plainly descriptive. Instead, use as a trademark has to be assessed in each case individually taking into account all circumstances of the case. Thus, use of a first name like “SAM” as a model designation can also constitute use as a trademark and, in consequence, be deemed trademark infringement.

 

Two new member states are accessing the Madrid Protocol for the international registration of marks. The Protocol will enter into force in Canada on 17 June 2019, and Brazil is expected to follow late in 2019.

                                           

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Alexandra Dellmeier and Freia Andrea Breier will represent the LexDellmeier Team at the International Trademark Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, from 18 – 22 May 2019.

                                          

Zielgruppe: Ein Workshop für Unternehmer, Geschäftsführer, Start-Ups sowie Leiter und Mitarbeiter von Rechts-, Marken- und IP-Abteilungen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 15 April 2019, the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, a.k.a. the EU Copyright Directive, was approved by the Council of the European Union.

As the European Commission emphasizes (please see https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/modernisation-eu-copyright...), the new Directive should support “creating a Digital Single Market” and “bringing down barriers to unlock online opportunities”. The aim is to provide EU copyright rules that fit to the digital age.

The main goals are:


•    better access to online content and across borders, 


•    improved copyright rules for education, research, cultural heritage and inclusion of disabled people and


•    a fairer online environment for creators, the press and a well-functioning marketplace for copyrights.

 





 

 

 

 

Alexandra Dellmeier is a German Attorney at Law and Certified IP Attorney. She founded the law firm LexDellmeier Intellectual Property Law Firm 10 years ago in Munich, Germany. It is time to say: