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

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.


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.


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.