Intellectual Property Law Firm

Protect Your Innovations Ensure Competitive Advantage

More than ever, the effective legal protection of innovative ideas is the decisive factor for economic success in all industry sectors. We offer fast, effective and long-term solutions and assist our clients in the development and implementation, as well as maintenance and defense of their portfolio of Intellectual Property rights.

Our experienced team of patent attorneys and attorneys at law has an extensive technical and legal knowledge at its command and is therefore able to provide effective and comprehensive advice in all areas of Intellectual Property.

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Handelsblatt lists Dr. Georg Schupfner again in the rating "Germany's Best Lawyers 2020

Dr. Georg U. Schupfner, patent attorney and managing partner of the law firm Müller Schupfner & Partner, is one of "Germany's Best Lawyers 2020". In the rating published on 26 June 2020 by the renowned Handelsblatt, Dr. Schupfner is mentioned in the list of the best attorneys in Germany in the field of intellectual property. […]

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Müller Schupfner & Partner named amongst Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms by Financial Times

Müller Schupfner & Partner have been recognized by the Financial Times in the most recent list of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms. […]

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Marie-Christine Seiler becomes a member of the ECTA Supervisory Board and ECTA Council

Müller Schupfner & Partner is pleased to announce that Junior Partner Marie-Christine Seiler, member and Vice-Chair of the ECTA Harmonization Committee, was also elected member of the ECTA Supervisory Board and the ECTA Council for Germany on June 18, 2020 during this year's virtual ECTA Annual General Meeting. […]

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IP News



In the lower instance at the Federal Patent Court, the patentee limited claim 1 by a an additional feature. However, the Federal Patent Court considered the added feature to be not sufficiently clear disclosed as belonging to the invention. Therefore, the additional feature has not been taken into consideration for the assessment of patentability. The Federal Patent Court communicated this view to the patentee in a notice under § 83 (1) Patent Law. Diese Ansicht teilte das Bundespatentgericht der Patentinhaberin in einem Hinweis gemäß § 83 Abs. 1 PatG mit. […]

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Federal Supreme Court (BGH): Square packaging for Ritter Sport chocolate remains protected as a trademark

The square shape of Ritter Sport chocolate remains protected under trademark law, since the shape is not determined by the nature of the goods themselves and therefore no grounds for cancellation apply. […]

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German Federal Constitutional Court declares UPC Agreement void

On 20 March 2020 the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) has declared the German law ratifying the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC Agreement) to be void. […]

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