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.
Law firm News
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. […]
Müller Schupfner & Partner have been recognized by the Financial Times in the most recent list of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms. […]
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.
In the recently published decision in the patent nullity action "Data Package Conversion", announced on August 11, 2020, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) discussed the question, whether a nullity action is admissible, if it is directed to an independent claim on the one hand and further to independent or dependent claims on the other hand. The plaintiff in the nullity suit was sued by the defendant of the nullity action in a parallel infringement proceedings based on the independent claim (but not the dependent claims) and the patent expired in the meantime. […]
On 1 October 2020, the 42nd Civil Chamber at the Regional Court Munich I commenced its work under the chairwomanship of Dr. Elke Schwager. With immediate effect, the newly established chamber will handle all disputes concerning Copyright Law for the first and second instance, Design Law including Community Design Law, Publishing Law and disputes concerning claims arising from the production and exploitation of movies. […]
On 9 October 2020, the German Bundesrat approved the law to strengthen fair competition, which the Bundestag had already passed on 10 September 2020. The declared aim of the law is to prevent the abuse of cease and desist letters and preliminary injunctions and to protect in particular self-employed persons and small and medium-sized enterprises from the consequences of mass warnings which are harmful to competition. The draft law has been the subject of critical and controversial debate in IP practice. […]