As of March 1, 2019, the further amended Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) entered into force, implementing the European Trademark Directive 2015/2436 and aligning the Benelux trademark law with the EU trademark law.
This month’s Associate Spotlight interview features Dr. Malte Köllner, Head of Dennemeyer's Frankfurt Office. Active in the field of IP since 1996, he leads the firm's foreign filing practice. Fun fact - he is a pioneer of eco-gardening! learn more about Dr. Malte Köllner in our interview series: Associate Spotlight.
Dr. Dominique Christ joins Dennemeyer Consulting as the new Managing Director. He brings a wealth of expertise in corporate law, chemistry, engineering, strategy and counseling, technology management, risk- and project management.
EU needs modern copyright rules fit for the digital age but, when it comes to their implementation, hardly any topic has sparked as much controversy as the planned Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Due to its strategic location bordering China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan has a unique commercial position altogether, so that a high volume of trade in goods, both internationally and locally, is expected to be in transit.
The UAE is home to some of the world’s busiest sea and airports. With this unique position and its related massive influx of goods comes the negative side effect of the entry of large amounts of counterfeit items.
This month’s Associate Spotlight interview series features Monika Stępień, Director of Dennemeyer & Associates Sp. z.o.o. Poland. She is a Council Member at ECTA and Design Team Member at MARQUES. Fun fact - Monika is a great cook! Read this blog post to find out more about her.
Until recently, there was much uncertainty about the fate of Union trademarks after Brexit, but the UK Intellectual Property Office plans now to create a UK registration from EU trademarks on Brexit day.
By removing the graphical representation requirement for a trademark application, the European legislature widened the underlying concept of trademarks as an IP right in Europe. We look into the potential impact on trademark registration and the challenges that might arise from it.
In a new episode of the Advancements series, Dr. Richard Brunner, Chief Legal Officer at the Dennemeyer Group, explains why protecting IP is of the utmost importance for innovators and how blockchain technology works to their benefit.
In the case, In re: Ron Maatita, CAFC 2017-2037, decided August 20, 2018, the CAFC held that just because an object has three dimensions, does not mean that the ornamental design aspects cannot be disclosed and judged from a two-dimensional, plan or planar-view perspective.
Jan Wrede, German Attorney and the Director of Dennemeyer & Associates Dubai, has recently been enrolled as an arbitrator with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA) based in Riyadh.
Dr. Bernd Hupfer and Zhichao Ying have recently joined the international IP law firm Dennemeyer & Associates in Frankfurt.