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Running for a good purpose – company run 2024 in Berlin and Bremen with BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

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In Bremen and Berlin, committed partners and employees of the law firm run for the benefit of charitable projects and organizations. Despite the wintry cold, strong wind and heavy downpours, numerous partners and employees are once again at the start of the company runs in Berlin and Bremen this year. In…

Prof. Dr. Goddar, Dr. Xia Pfaffen­zeller and Melanie Müller are patent experts at the China IP SME Help­desk of the European Commission

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In addition to BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner and patent attorney Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar and patent attorney Dr. Xia Pfaffenzeller, both of whom have been patent experts in the China IP SME Helpdesk program of the European Commission for some time, attorney at law Melanie Müller has now also been appointed…
Felix Hermann, Patent Attorney at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Felix Hermann reappointed to the SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines

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Personal appointment "ad personam" by the President of the European Patent Office, António Campinos. For the second time, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT patent attorney and partner Felix Hermann has been appointed to the Working Party on Guidelines of the Standing Advisory Committee to the European Patent…

Dr. Ute Kilger and Dr. Sebastian Engels significantly involved in negotiations on model contract clauses for clinical research

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Mandated by Deutsche Hochschulmedizin e. V., the two partners of the law firm have been involved since 2019 in the negotiations for the development of guidelines for the drafting of contracts for clinical trials with medicinal products. The model contract clauses 2.0 have been available since the end…
Dr. Michael Rüberg, Attorney at Law at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

FCBA Global Fellows Program from 6 to 10 March 2024 in Munich with the participation of Dr. Michael Rüberg

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The long-established exchange program for the next generation of leading patent infringement lawyers of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA), the "Global Fellows Series", will take place in 2024 from 6 to 10 March at the Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich. Numerous speakers from the business…

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

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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 Guild…

Fee increase by the European Patent Office

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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.

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

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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 daily articles on relevant decisions in trademark law from the…

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

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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 at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT. In January 2023,…