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IP Law Firm "Kim & Chang" from Seoul (Korea) informs that new amendments to the Korean Patent Act were signed into law on February 4, 2016. "The amendments include a number of important changes to Korean patent procedures, such as a new patent cancellation system and a shortened period for requesting examination. Most of the chan ...
In our last blog-article we've introduced our attorneys to you. This time we want to take one step back, talking about our law firm more in detail. We're not just one of many law firms - there is more in it than meets the eye. :-) About Patent- and Law Firm Dr. Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners LLP Dr.
Every year The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues a "Patenting by Organizations" report. For the past 20 years International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is leading the ranking. 2014 IBM received a record of 7481 patents granted. But what about 2015? Our infographic shows you the top 10 companies that were awarded the most patents in the United Sta ...
The success of a good law firm stands or falls with their attorneys. We're glad to have capable, dedicated and reliable attorneys that makes us "stand" - not "fall". But do you know all of our attorneys? We enlighten you with profiles - and pictures: Profile: Dr. Karl-Hermann Meyer-Dulheuer Dipl. Chem.
There are several changes regarding the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the Community trade mark. From 23.03.2016 on OHIM will be changed to EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). On that date all existing CTMs and CTM applications will automatically become European Union trade marks and European Union trade mark applications, respectively.
World Trademark Review awarded us once more "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2016". Law firms from over 70 countries were tested and Dr. Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners LLP belong to the 1000 best trademark experts around the globe. This title is a great honor to us and our attorneys. Although the awards confirms that we are on the right path and is a proof of the s ...
Do you have a good idea in mind that could change the world (and possibly makes you rich)!? Sure - patent it. But how many people think like this? According to the World Intellectual Property Organization there were nearly 2.7 Million patent applications in 2014! Compared to 2013 there was a growth of 4,5% (2013: 2,564,800 -> 2014: 2,680,900).
2015 was a successul year for me and our patent attorneys! We're glad that we could help even more clients solve their problems. But we also like to thank you for trusting in our services! ...
Apps have become a very important factor in our everydays life. But how is the legal situation for developers of modern applications? Is it possible to patent an app in Germany or in Europe? And if yes what does it cost? Apps, that means application programs for smartphones, tablets, watches and other devices, are vital parts of our daily routine.
Have you ever designed an innovative product design and would like to protect it against imitation by competitors? The solution could be the application for a design at the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO). Previously known by the name “utility models“, the property right was renamed into “registered design” in early 2014.
We face several brands every day in different situations. Their main goal? Influencing people in what they do and –in the best case- what they buy. We link certain inventions and solutions to specific companies by recognizing the product or the brand. Since people have invested many hours of hard work for their invention it’s logical that people want to protect their invention ...
We have often reported why you should protect your invention with a patent application. A patent gives you the permission to utilize your invention and enables you to forbid others the use. This is a good thing as a patent protects your investments and achievements against infringers and counterfeiters.
The protection period of a German trademark or of a European community trademark lasts for ten years. Indeed after your trademark’s protection has expired, it can be extended. The extension can be requested as often as you want to that means every time the trademark protection has expired. For this purpose no big effort is required, you only need to file an application and pay a renewal fee.
We have often reported why it is worthwhile to apply for a trademark. Of course trademarks can not only be registered in Germany or Europe, but on an international level as well. In recent years the people’s republic of China has opened itself more and more for western products and economic standards in order to catch up with other industrial nations.
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