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Your ideas and innovations give you a competitive edge. They therefore deserve the best possible protection. We support you in this: our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law offer you long-term sustainable solutions for securing and defending your intellectual property. We provide you with expert, fast and effective advice on developing the right trade mark or patent strategy and support you in implementing it.




Lego may defend the design protection of a building block before the General Court

In the judgement of 24.01.2024, ref. T-537/22 of the European Court of Justice in the dispute over the design of a Lego buildi...



Müller Schupfner & Partner appoints Dr Stephan Kratz as partner

Munich and Hamburg, 26 January 2024 - Müller Schupfner & Partner have appointed Dr Stephan Kratz as a partner wi...



New ECTA Patent Committee: mission, vision, and destiny

The European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) has established a Patent Committee, which is a surprising move since its traditional focus on trademarks....



Order of the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court concerning the effective service of an application

In the order of October 13, 2023, the Court of Appeal ruled that a statement of claim may be validly served even if annexes mentioned in the statement of claim are not attached, provided that the statement of claim enables the defendant to assert its rights in court proceedings before the UPC even without the annexes....



Enlarged Board of Appeal sets new EPO priority rules

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a landmark decision in cases G 1/22 and G 2/22...



A dynamic and exciting area of IP law: #patents.

We are pleased to announce that ECTA (European Communities Trademark Association), an association with a long history in various aspects of IPR, is embarking on this important issue of the intellectual property law....



Landmark decision on platform liability in design law

In its decision of August 22, 2023 (14c O 67/23), the LG Düsseldorf ruled that Amazon is liable for an infringement of a Community design offered by third parties on its marketplace....



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