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The scent of a trademark: removal of graphic representability requirement

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 challenge

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Dr. Richard Brunner featured on the "Advancements" series

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.

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US Federal Circuit: a design can be protected in two dimensions

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 plana

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Jan Wrede appointed arbitrator at the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration

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.

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Associate spotlight with Daniel Gurfinkel

Dennemeyer & Associates interview with Daniel Gurfinkel, Principal, Dennemeyer & Associates US, Registered U.S. Patent Attorney.

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Patent attorneys Dr. Bernd Hupfer and Zhichao Ying join Dennemeyer & Associates Frankfurt

Dr. Bernd Hupfer and Zhichao Ying have recently joined the international IP law firm Dennemeyer & Associates in Frankfurt.

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United Arab Emirates: KIPO is a new competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority

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.

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Dennemeyer Group supports the fight against plastic waste with a €20,000 donation

For its 2018 IP Quiz donation campaign, the Dennemeyer Group again partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). This year the donation amount supports WWF’s campaign to reduce the input of plastic waste in our oceans and see nature be plastic free

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What will happen to European Union trademarks after Brexit?

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.

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Supermac v Big Mac : trademark use showdown

The Irish fast food-chain Supermac’s, named after its director Pat McDonagh’s high school nickname, has engaged in a trademark battle against McDonald’s Big Mac. <!-- Do not remove bellow script --> <script type="text/javascript"> function addAuthorNewBl

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Markenrechtsmodernisierungs-Gesetz in Kraft getreten

Am 14. Januar ist in Deutschland das sogenannte Markenrechtsmodernisierungs-Gesetz (MaMoG) in Kraft getreten. Ohne viel Aufhebens verabschiedet sich die deutsche Praxis damit von einigen Besonderheiten des deutschen Markenrechts und sorgt für eine weiterg

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Patent und Lederhose - How can the Bavarian Government support SMEs best in IP?

Dennemeyer Consulting conducted a holistic study over the summer of 2018 to assist Bavaria's Ministry of Economic Affairs in its plans to optimize Bavaria’s support infrastructure for SME and start-up patenting activities.