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The 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals has named Dennemeyer & Associates among the preeminent IP law firms in Benelux, Croatia and Italy.

Over four months, a dedicated team of researchers for the WTR 1000 conducted hundreds of interviews and correspondences with IP lawyers and attorneys to spotlight those industry practitioners deemed outstanding by clients and peers. Together with considerations of market presence, expertise and services provided, these appraisals result in the “go-to” rating of world-leading specialists in this key field.

While the EU Trademarks Directive (2015/2436/EU) has brought some changes for law firms in Benelux, the overall stability of legal practice in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg remains unchanged. Nevertheless, new protocols present new opportunities, and Dennemeyer & Associates meets these with aplomb by continually developing and perfecting its impressive software suite to benefit clients and practitioners alike. With its trademark operations headed by Olivier Lombardo, who “perfectly marries his business understanding with his knowledge of Intellectual Property,” the Luxembourg office is just one of a vast network spanning six continents, recognized as “the perfect partner for around-the-clock brand protection” with its “exhaustive menu of prosecution services.”

Galvanized by the implementation of the Directive two years ago, the legal trend in Croatia has been to draft further amendments and legislation to bring local laws into harmony with Europe-wide standards. Leading the charge in this new climate of prospects and competition is Tomislav Hadzija, a prosecutorial expert renowned for his “fantastic trademark knowledge, quick thinking, reliability and personal approach.” From the Zagreb office, Dennemeyer & Associates leverages its “intimate knowledge of trademark processes internationally and cutting-edge IP management software DIAMS iQ” to handle local and cross-jurisdictional briefs with equal skill.

Though legal practice worldwide has suffered hardships in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the particular resilience and openness to innovation displayed by the Italian IP sector pay tribute to the fortitude and resourcefulness of practitioners in the country. Several topics have stirred the local IP community, including the adoption of marchi storici, marks that designate the national importance of culturally or historically relevant brand names. Open for public registration as of April 16, 2020, rights holders were cautioned to be mindful of the alarming number of fakes being advertised online. To help combat this fraudulent activity, the establishment of a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit by Amazon is a welcome move. Finally, the acquisition of De Simone & Partners, “a deep bench of practitioners that can tackle an incredibly wide range of trademark issues” by Dennemeyer, announced the arrival of the international IP group in Italy. Providing the full range of services to prominent Italian brands such as Fratelli Branca Distillerie and Sambuca Molinari, De Simone & Partners is trusted by some of the biggest local names. Already known as “highly skilled in all areas of brand protection and asset valuation,” the international reach and client base of Massimo Cimoli, head of trademark practice, will only expand with this cooperation.

The current edition of the WTR 1000 was published in February 2021, with research for the 12th edition beginning in March 2021 for an early-2022 release.

The 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals has named Dennemeyer & Associates among the preeminent IP law firms in Benelux, Croatia and Italy.

Over four months, a dedicated team of researchers for the WTR 1000 conducted hundreds of interviews and correspondences with IP lawyers and attorneys to spotlight those industry practitioners deemed outstanding by clients and peers. Together with considerations of market presence, expertise and services provided, these appraisals result in the “go-to” rating of world-leading specialists in this key field.

While the EU Trademarks Directive (2015/2436/EU) has brought some changes for law firms in Benelux, the overall stability of legal practice in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg remains unchanged. Nevertheless, new protocols present new opportunities, and Dennemeyer & Associates meets these with aplomb by continually developing and perfecting its impressive software suite to benefit clients and practitioners alike. With its trademark operations headed by Olivier Lombardo, who “perfectly marries his business understanding with his knowledge of Intellectual Property,” the Luxembourg office is just one of a vast network spanning six continents, recognized as “the perfect partner for around-the-clock brand protection” with its “exhaustive menu of prosecution services.”

Galvanized by the implementation of the Directive two years ago, the legal trend in Croatia has been to draft further amendments and legislation to bring local laws into harmony with Europe-wide standards. Leading the charge in this new climate of prospects and competition is Tomislav Hadzija, a prosecutorial expert renowned for his “fantastic trademark knowledge, quick thinking, reliability and personal approach.” From the Zagreb office, Dennemeyer & Associates leverages its “intimate knowledge of trademark processes internationally and cutting-edge IP management software DIAMS iQ” to handle local and cross-jurisdictional briefs with equal skill.

Though legal practice worldwide has suffered hardships in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the particular resilience and openness to innovation displayed by the Italian IP sector pay tribute to the fortitude and resourcefulness of practitioners in the country. Several topics have stirred the local IP community, including the adoption of marchi storici, marks that designate the national importance of culturally or historically relevant brand names. Open for public registration as of April 16, 2020, rights holders were cautioned to be mindful of the alarming number of fakes being advertised online. To help combat this fraudulent activity, the establishment of a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit by Amazon is a welcome move. Finally, the acquisition of De Simone & Partners, “a deep bench of practitioners that can tackle an incredibly wide range of trademark issues” by Dennemeyer, announced the arrival of the international IP group in Italy. Providing the full range of services to prominent Italian brands such as Fratelli Branca Distillerie and Sambuca Molinari, De Simone & Partners is trusted by some of the biggest local names. Already known as “highly skilled in all areas of brand protection and asset valuation,” the international reach and client base of Massimo Cimoli, head of trademark practice, will only expand with this cooperation.

The current edition of the WTR 1000 was published in February 2021, with research for the 12th edition beginning in March 2021 for an early-2022 release.

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The Application of Patent Analytics - how can patent analytics be applied to generate added value for your organization.  This webinar was hosted together with LES Singapore. We were proud to have Dr. Olivia Koentjoro from Applied Materials with us for this very insightful panel discussion.

Focus topics covered in this webinar are:

  • Webinar introduction and moderation, Dr. Dallas Wilkinson, Managing Director APAC, Dennemeyer Group
  • Introduction LES, Lionel Tan, President, LES Singapore
  • Presentations and panel feedback
  • Q&A

 

 Watch the recording now!

 

 

The Application of Patent Analytics - how can patent analytics be applied to generate added value for your organization.  This webinar was hosted together with LES Singapore. We were proud to have Dr. Olivia Koentjoro from Applied Materials with us for this very insightful panel discussion.

Focus topics covered in this webinar are:

  • Webinar introduction and moderation, Dr. Dallas Wilkinson, Managing Director APAC, Dennemeyer Group
  • Introduction LES, Lionel Tan, President, LES Singapore
  • Presentations and panel feedback
  • Q&A

 

 Watch the recording now!

 

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During the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute virtual conference, Alexander Gangnus and Burkhard Josuhn-Kadner have analyzed the risks for Intellectual Property in times of crisis.

The webinar first aired on August 6, 2020, as part of the virtual conference and focused on the below points:
 

  • Why IP risk mitigation matters
  • Typical IP risks
  • Concrete IP risks during crisis
  • How to assess IP risks
  • A practical example of risk mitigation  

 

 Watch the recording now!

 



Alexander Gangnus

Alexander Gangnus is Manager at the Dennemeyer Consulting team located in Munich and expert for IP risk management as well as IP infringement and enforcement. He has a track record of over ten years in global IP enforcement and strategy. He holds a Master’s degree in Sinology, Business Administration and Communication Studies from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

 

Burkhard Josuhn-Kadner

Burkhard Josuhn-Kadner is Senior Manager at the Dennemeyer Consulting team located in Munich. In his career to date he managed large industrial IP portfolios and led global IP, technology and engineering teams. Burkhard holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Engineering for Power from the Ruhr-University Bochum and a postgraduate degree as a patent referent and patent engineer.

During the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute virtual conference, Alexander Gangnus and Burkhard Josuhn-Kadner have analyzed the risks for Intellectual Property in times of crisis.

The webinar first aired on August 6, 2020, as part of the virtual conference and focused on the below points:
 

  • Why IP risk mitigation matters
  • Typical IP risks
  • Concrete IP risks during crisis
  • How to assess IP risks
  • A practical example of risk mitigation  

 

 Watch the recording now!

 



Alexander Gangnus

Alexander Gangnus is Manager at the Dennemeyer Consulting team located in Munich and expert for IP risk management as well as IP infringement and enforcement. He has a track record of over ten years in global IP enforcement and strategy. He holds a Master’s degree in Sinology, Business Administration and Communication Studies from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

 

Burkhard Josuhn-Kadner

Burkhard Josuhn-Kadner is Senior Manager at the Dennemeyer Consulting team located in Munich. In his career to date he managed large industrial IP portfolios and led global IP, technology and engineering teams. Burkhard holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Engineering for Power from the Ruhr-University Bochum and a postgraduate degree as a patent referent and patent engineer.

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In this insightful webinar, Dr. Sven Gensler, Dr. Jan Wrede and Yasir Masood, focus on the MENA region and discuss how you can use your intangible assets as liquidity levers and collaterals, to generate cash.

The webinar was hosted together with the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) in Dubai and focuses also on this region.

Focus topics of the Webinar:

  • IP valuation supports many business decisions
  • IP backed financing
  • The three main pillars of valuation
  • Valuation approaches and methods – pros & cons
  • Valuation factors influencing the monetary value
  • Reference cases

 

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Dr. Sven Gensler joined Dennemeyer in 2019, to complement the strong team of experts at Dennemeyer consulting. Sven has a long 15 years international track record in the area of IP, IPR, technology- and innovation management, gained in various multinational biotechnology and chemical companies. Sven holds a Ph.D. degree in neurobiology obtained at the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany, and is a trained patent manager with experience in business development, market, and competitive intelligence.

In this insightful webinar, Dr. Sven Gensler, Dr. Jan Wrede and Yasir Masood, focus on the MENA region and discuss how you can use your intangible assets as liquidity levers and collaterals, to generate cash.

The webinar was hosted together with the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) in Dubai and focuses also on this region.

Focus topics of the Webinar:

  • IP valuation supports many business decisions
  • IP backed financing
  • The three main pillars of valuation
  • Valuation approaches and methods – pros & cons
  • Valuation factors influencing the monetary value
  • Reference cases

 

 Watch the recording now!

 

Dr. Sven Gensler joined Dennemeyer in 2019, to complement the strong team of experts at Dennemeyer consulting. Sven has a long 15 years international track record in the area of IP, IPR, technology- and innovation management, gained in various multinational biotechnology and chemical companies. Sven holds a Ph.D. degree in neurobiology obtained at the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany, and is a trained patent manager with experience in business development, market, and competitive intelligence.

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