Dennemeyer Group, originally founded as a patent law firm in Luxembourg, has been setting benchmarks for all services and software solutions in the IP sector for over 50 years. Dennemeyer evolved very rapidly into a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property rights.
Get to know Monika Stępień, Director of Dennemeyer & Associates Sp. z.o.o. Poland. Monika Stępień's been active in the field of IP since 2005 when she joined one of the first private IP law offices in Poland. During her practice in the field of IP she handled various case types dealing with trademarks and industrial designs. Monika Stępień joined Dennemeyer & Associates in 2010 and established the firm's office in Poland. Besides, Monika is a Council Member at ECTA and Design Team Member at MARQUES. Something you might find interesting about her is that she is a great cook, but doesn't do it very often, so when she prepares an edible meal for her friends, they are quite surprised! Learn more about her in our Associate Spotlight interview series below.
Dennemeyer is committed to protecting its clients’ IP rights even under difficult political circumstances. Until recently, there was much uncertainty about the fate of Union trademarks after Brexit, but regulations are beginning to take shape and the future seems brighter. The UK Intellectual Property Office plans to create a UK registration of EU trademarks on Brexit day.
The EU Directive 2015/2436 (“The Directive”), which aims to approximate the laws of the member states relating to trademarks, discards the graphic representation requirement for trademark applications. We will look into the potential impact on trademark registration and have a glimpse at the challenges that might arise from it.
Blockchain technology is extremely interesting for specific processes in Intellectual Property management and one of the hottest topics of the moment. With several exciting features, such as peer to peer transactions, chronological recording of transactions and decentralization, blockchain provides new options in this area, especially for record keeping of unregistered IPRs.
“The showing of depth, and other aspects of the requirements for a perspective view, tends to add limitations to the claim that now can be eliminated,” as Daniel Gurfinkel of Dennemeyer & Associates US explains.
In times when commercial disputes need to be addressed in a fast and reliable manner but without too much publicity, many a contender prefers arbitration to civil courts. This is not different in the Gulf region (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE), where traditionally already reigned a certain unease with adhering courts due to lack of predictability, missing special sections, Arabic as the sole procedural language and questions of monetary recoveries.
If you ever visit Daniel Gurfinkel in his Dennemeyer office in Chicago, Illinois you will find a portion of his extensive collection of historic patent memorabilia. Here, he is showing us a British patent from the mid-19th century. Note the large wax seal attached to the patent, in his left hand.
Dr. Bernd Hupfer and Zhichao Ying have recently joined the international IP law firm Dennemeyer & Associates in Frankfurt. Dr. Bernd Hupfer is specialized in chemistry while Zhichao Ying, Chinese and European Patent Attorney, focuses on communication technology.
The International Center for Patent Registration, Ministry of Economy (United Arab Emirates), has designated the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), in addition to the Australian Patent Office and the Austrian Patent Office, as a competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority. This concerns international applications filed on or after January 6, 2019, by nationals and residents of the United Arab Emirates with the International Bureau as Receiving Office.
For its 2018 IP Quiz donation campaign, the Dennemeyer Group again partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). This year the donation amount supports WWF’s campaign to reduce the input of plastic waste in our oceans and see nature be plastic free by 2030. In less than two weeks, more than 80 registrants played 2,481 games. For each correct answer, Dennemeyer donated two euros to WWF till the target amount of €20,000 has been reached.