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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.




New EU competition rules on horizontal agreements

In spring 2022, the European Commission published the status of its initiative to revise the EU competition rules on "horizontal agreements between companies"...



An invention cannot be carried out if the means for realising the technical teaching are not indicated

The Federal Supreme Court has decided that in order for the invention to be carried out, the patent specification must indicate by which means and in which way the claimed technical teaching can be realised....



Opposition or nullity proceedings no longer required for preliminary injunction for patent infringement

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a preliminary injunction for patent infringement cannot be denied based on the patent's failure to prove its validity in opposition or nullity proceedings (ECJ, Apr. 28, 2022 - C-44/21)....



Invitation to MSP seminars on current IP topics

Müller Schupfner & Partner offer a variety of seminars on current topics in intellectual property law. The presentations are each scheduled for one hour and can be booked in presence at your company or as an online format....



No IP protection in Russia for EU companies

On 6 March 2022, the government of the Russian Federation adopted a decree (which is already in force) that allows Russian entities and individuals to use inventions, designs and utility models registered in Russia by holders based in ‘unfriendly’ countries without their consent and without paying any compensation....



EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeals confirms prohibition of double patenting

Most recently, the EPO published the written decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeals in the case G4/19 in which the Enlarged Board dismissed any doubts about the applicability of Art. 125 EPC on the prohibition of double patenting....



NFT the new hype – what to watch out for from an intellectual property perspective

The abbreviation NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. By definition, it is a type of certificate of authenticity for a digital work. The certificate of authenticity is stored decentrally on one or more blockchains....



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