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Dennemeyer talks IP: design filling strategy in the USA and Asia

Dennemeyer Group / October 10, 2018

Worldwide novelty requirements, defining a protection strategy or ensuring entitlements are just a few of the many factors an applicant must take into account before trying to protect a design at an international level. Dirk Kromm,  Patent Attorney (DE) and European Trademark and Design Attorney at Dennemeyer & Associates, gives a comprehensive rundown of the design filing strategy in Asia and the USA in a video presentation, part of our Annual Meeting blog post series.  

Dirk Kromm has more than 20 years of experience in Intellectual Property and extensive knowledge in PCT Nationalization, where he developed a tailored design filing service. In addition to his activity as Patent Attorney, Dirk Kromm gained extensive experience as IP consultant in reputed law firms and industrial companies.

In this presentation, the speaker focuses on design filing strategy and the Hague Agreement, while also making a short list of recommendations for applicants.

Topics discussed: 

  • Complementary IP rights in practice: technical IP rights (patterns or utility models) and non-technical IP rights (trademarks or industrial design);
  • Checklist for design filings: worldwide novelty requirements, protection strategy, and entitlement;
  • Introduction to the Hague Agreement: advantages and disadvantages of the system;
  • Design filing strategy: recommendations for filing applications in Europe, the United States, Japan and Korea.

To watch the entire presentation, please access the link below.

The above article is part of a series. Read the other blog posts of our Annual Meeting and watch the presentations here:

1. "Dennemeyer talks IP: IP budgeting and forecasting;"
2. "Dennemeyer talks IP: new types of trademarks in Japan."

Watch the video here!