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.
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.
The International Center for Patent Registration, Ministry of Economy (United Arab Emirates), has designated the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) as a competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority.
After Brexit, set for March 29, 2019, 23h00 CET, the UK becomes a “third country.” All European trademarks registered as of the withdrawal date will not be protected in the UK regardless of whether they were filed before or after that date.
The long awaited implementation of Canada’s new trademark legislation has been set to June 17, 2019. The Canadian Trademark Act and Regulation have been endowed with significant revisions that will have a huge global impact on trademark protection strategies in Canada.
The European Patent Office (EPO) announced that it had reached its quota for the Collaborative Search and Examination pilot project after only two months and a half from launch. Here are the first promising results.
Dr. Christopher Brückner joins the international IP law firm Dennemeyer & Associates in Munich. He is a specialist in Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and the author of the only relevant commentary literature about SPCs.
Dennemeyer & Associates' Frosecution™ solution is a creative approach to patent preparations. In this article featured in WIPR - World IP Review, Steven Shape, Dr. Malte Köllner & Cary Levitt explain how one Dennemeyer office takes responsibility for the entire lifecycle of international patent applications, including filing and prosecution through to grant.
Dennemeyer & Associates is pleased to announce Victoria Friedman as the new Director of our US office. Victoria Friedman is an IP attorney specializing in client counseling, procurement and IP management. She represents some of the largest brand owners in the world.
In recent times, national and regional patent offices have focused their efforts on the development of work-sharing tools to reduce unnecessary duplication of work and improve the efficiency of the global patent system. However, much remains to be done.