These new business relations are a great enrichment to our portfolio. The professional co-operation with the clients and colleagues on-site has been very fruitful and goal-oriented.
Helge von Hirschhausen successfully represented Dr. Maximilian Wittmer as a guest speaker at the career activity event of the Technical University of Munich, giving insight on the professional profile of the patent attorney.
With final decision issued on January 18, 2018, the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) retroactively cancelled the “DropStop” trademark (No. 7 448 012), which is particularly well-known among wine connoisseurs. The EUIPO followed our view that the contested mark lacks any distinctive character. The cancellation proceedings has been triggered by an infringement suit brought by the trademark owner before the Regional Court of Hamburg.
Every year in spring the partners of GSKH pay a visit to clients and colleagues in Asia to inform about new topics and developments in the field of German and European industrial property rights.
The annual trade fair EUROBIKE is always a great opportunity for a reunion with our clients and the observation of the market.
Acting as a guest speaker at Duke University: an unprecedented challenge granting unprecedented experience – set even further apart from our previous business trips by the fact, that, for the very first time, it was us who were the oldest.
Together with colleagues from China, (SBZL IP), Japan (Fujimoto & Partners), the USA (Alston & Bird LLP) and South Korea (You Me Patent & Law Firm) Felix Grosse and Dr. Maximilian Wittmer attended the IP Summit in China as guest speakers, presenting their topics to their interested audience in both Suzhou and Guangzhou.
Each year the APAA congress turns out to be a wonderful opportunity to reunite with colleagues who GSKH has been working with for ages with great success – a truly profitable event with valuable exchange.
This year the partners of GSKH visited clients and colleagues during pre-Christmas season as well.