We will be launching our new EU Trademark Chatbot called "BenBot" within the next 1-2 weeks. Here, you will find the terms and conditions - to be posted soon!

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On April 21, 2021, the European Commission published a draft bill on dealing with Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is intended to set a global standard for the use of these technologies as the world's first legal framework for AI. If not implemented properly, the EU could be put at an international disadvantage and innovation by SMEs and start-ups could be hampered, or the use of AI could threaten fundamental rights.

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Recently, in April 2021, the Intellectual Property Offices of the EU Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) published a new Common Practice (CP11). It aims at providing guidance regarding the examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal and/or invalidity of new types of trademarks like sound, motion, multimedia and hologram marks. By publishing this new Common Practice, it is hoped to increase transparency, predictability and legal certainty for both, examiners and users alike.

(For further information on the network see: https://www.tmdn.org/)

Am 28. April 2021 hat die Kanzlei LexDellmeier ihr Webinar 4 zum Thema "Markenrecht 1x1" gehalten. Während des ca. 60-minütigen Webinars haben Rechtsanwältin Alexandra Dellmeier, Rechtsanwältin F. Andrea Breier und Rechtsanwältin Karolin Schech eine Einführung in IP Recht gegeben.

On April 26, we celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD), as we do every year. The focus will lie on the crucial role that intellectual property plays in encouraging creativity and innovation. For this year's motto "IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market", LexDellmeier is launching the monthly "Start-up and Founders' Hour".

On 17 March 2021, at 18:00 – 19.30 (CET), LexDellmeier - in cooperation with Reich IP - hosted its Webinar 3 of the 2021 webinar series with the topic: “IP for Start-Ups: IP rights, computer-implemented inventions & artificial intelligence”! During the approx. 90 minutes webinar, Attorney at Law / Certified IP Attorney (Germany) Alexandra Dellmeier and Patent Attorney Dr. Jochen Reich provided participants on information Start-ups need to know, such as introduction to IP rights including trademarks, designs copyrights, computer-implemented inventions and artificial intelligence.

Heute, am 3. März 2021, hat die Kanzlei LexDellmeier ihr Webinar 2 zum Thema "Marken, Designs, Patente - Überblick" gehalten. Während des ca. 60 Minuten langen Webinars haben Alexandra Dellmeier, Karolin Schech und Andrea Breier eine Einführung in IP Recht gegeben. Hier können Sie sich die Folien runterladen.

At the end of 2020, the new GIview search database for all Geographical Indications (GIs) was officially launched at the online conference “Strengthening GIs”. This new tool has been developed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and is constantly updated with official registered data from the European Commission (Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development).

Am 24. Februar 2021 findet von 17.00 - 18.30 Uhr unser erstes Webinar im Jahre 2021 statt. Wir wollen Ihnen zeigen, das wir mit der IP Management Software "IP Servant" seit 12 Jahren sehr erfolgreich bei LexDellmeier arbeiten. Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie sich anmelden unter folgendem Link bei eventbrite

 

To strengthen fair competition, the German Design Law was amended on 26 November 2020. Similar to EU law, it now contains a repair clause in new § 40a of the German Design Act stating that spare parts shall in certain circumstances be excluded from design protection. The implications remain to be seen – and this will still take a couple of years as the restriction is only applicable to designs applied for on or after 2 December 2020.

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