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Berlinale 2024: Producers’ Brunch with keynote speaker Dr. Martin Schaefer a complete success

Overwhelming interest from more than 350 participants on February 21 at the Brandenburg State Representation to the Federal Government. „Die aktuellen US Guild Agreements und künstliche Intelligenz – Blue Print für die Filmproduktionslandschaft in Deutschland und Europa?“ (The current US...

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Radiator grille element infringes Audi brand

In its judgment of January, 25 (C-334/22), the CJEU clarified that a car manufacturer can prohibit the use of a sign for spare parts if it contains an element that is similar or identical to a trademark. Audi’s well-known four-rings...

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Fee increase by the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office will increase its fees as of April 1, 2024. For most of the fees, the increase is by about 5%. However, for some of the fees the increase is up to 30%, such as for the third and fourth annuities. The EPC allows paying annuities up to three months in advance of the due date. If fees are paid before April 1, 2024, the current lower fees will apply.

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IP Summer Course 2024

We are pleased to announce our event series "IP Summer Course - Obtaining, Enforcing and Evaluating Intellectual Property Rights in Europe" for 2024. In-house counsels, patent and trade mark managers as well as IP experts are cordially invited to Munich from June 20 to 28, 2024 to learn and exchange information on important aspects of obtaining and protecting intellectual property in Europe.

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Copyright and freedom of use – the Warhol case

In May 2023, the US Supreme Court surprisingly restricted artistic creativity in favor of broad copyright protection. This article first explains how the Supreme Court limited the scope of permissible re-use. It then outlines current approaches in German case law...

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General Court confirms the validity of a Lego figure as 3D trade mark: Dr. Florian Schwab analyzes the court’s decision in WTR

In his legal update in the online magazine World Trademark Review (WTR) of January 8, 2024, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT attorney and partner Dr. Florian Schwab discusses the decision of the General Court in case T-297/22, in which the court upholds...

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Analysis by Dr. Florian Schwab on the EUIPO’s refusal to register Porsche’s sound mark is the most read legal update in 2023 on WTR Daily

The article “EUIPO refuses to register Porsche’s sound mark” by BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner and lawyer Dr. Florian Schwab was named the most popular “Legal Update” of the renowned IP portal in 2023 by WTR Daily. The online portal posts...

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Trade Secrets Throughout the World 2023/2024 – first edition published with Prof. Goddar and Melanie Müller as editors

At the end of December 2023, the first edition of “Trade Secrets Throughout the World” (TSTW) 2023/2024 was published under the editorship of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner and patent attorney Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar and Melanie Müller, attorney at law...

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BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT wins Oliver Tarvenkorn as a new patent attorney

Dusseldorf, 14.12.2023 – At the beginning of the year, the mixed law firm BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT is strengthening its team with a new patent attorney. Oliver Tarvenkorn will work in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and physics at...

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