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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.




Constitutional complaints concerning the legal protection system of the European Patent Office unsuccessful in the result

By decision published on 12 January 2023, the Second Senate of the Supreme Court of Germany dismissed as inadmissible several constitutional complaints lodged by the appellants against decisions of the Technical Boards of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office....



MSP succeeds in registering the position mark “red dot” on the wheel hub for commercial vehicle axles for SAF Holland Group

On 26 April 2022, SAF Holland Group, represented by Müller Schupfner & Partner, filed an application for registration of the position mark "red dot", which is positioned on the front side of the rotational axle of an axle unit of a commercial vehicle, in particular on the hub cap, for goods in Class 12....



Müller Schupfner & Partner congratulates Matthias Vogt on passing his patent attorney examination

Müller Schupfner & Partner congratulates Dr. Matthias Vogt on passing his German patent attorney examination with above-average grades....



UPC – Start of the sunrise period postponed to 01 March 2023

The President of the UPC / Court Of Appeal, Mr Klaus Grabinski, and the Acting Chairman of the Administrative Committee the UPC, Mr Johannes Karcher, have announced that the start of the Sunrise Period is postponed to 01 March 2023. As a consequence, the UPCA will enter into force from 01 June 2023....



Unified Patent Court appoints experienced German judges

On October 19, 2022, the Unified Patent Court published the judges elected for the court....



The Unitary Patent System is imminent!

The preparatory team for the Unified Patent Court published on October 6, 2022 that it is currently expected that the Unified Patent Court will start working on April 1, 2023....



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"...



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