Intellectual Property Law

 

The development, protection and enforcement of intellectual property are increasingly of key importance
to entrepreneurs and enterprises on a European and global level. We advise and represent German and international enterprises from all lines of business during transactions on their regular business affairs and on the judicial enforcement of their rights. Our concepts always also give extensive consideration to the economic aspects. 

Georg Lecheler

Partner

Telephone: +49 221 2091 436
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333

georg.lecheler@oppenhoff.eu

The new Business Secrets Act
Lecture content

New regulations for know-how, secrecy measures and whistleblowers: On 18 April, the Bundestag passed the GeschGehG and thus finally implemented the EU directive on the protection of know-how. Our training will inform you about the background, scope and necessary protection concepts for trade secrets. 

Target group

Legal practitioners, legal departments

Duration

30 minutes

Current topics of intellectual property law
Lecture content

This lecture covers the current topics of intellectual property law jurisprudence and legislation at any time.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, managing directors

Duration

45 - 60 minutes

Brexit, Trump & Co. – long-term distribution agreements in times of uncertainty
Lecture content

It is a virtual certainty that Brexit is coming, but what happens afterwards remains to be seen. Thanks to Trump & Co., the extensive security and stability of the past decades are now also essentially passé. How crises can suddenly take an acute turn can be seen by the example of Catalonia. What risks do you face and how can you avert them? The lecture addresses the significant questions arising in this connection.

Target group

Legal departments, executive officers

Duration

45 minutes

The interim injunction – basics, procedure, peculiarities
Lecture content

Lawsuits are lengthy processes. In many cases, judicial assistance can be obtained far more cheaply and quickly through swift action by way of interim injunction proceedings. The lecture describes the basics of an interim injunction, explains the procedure and gives tips on what to watch out for, should the occasion arise.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors

Duration

60 - 90 minutes

Main features of copyright and patent law
Lecture content

This lecture presents the basic principles and main features of copyright and patent law in addition to briefly explaining the peculiarities of registered designs and know-how.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors

Duration

60 - 90 minutes

Research and development contracts – typical contractual contents
Lecture content

The lecture describes the provisions that are typically found in R&D contracts. Typical sources of error and proposals for an improved contract structuring round off the lecture.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors

Duration

60 - 90 minutes

Social media – IP & competition law
Lecture content

This lecture gives a brief and easily comprehensible presentation of the topics which enterprises should bear in mind when using social media for corporate communication purposes.

Target group

Legal departments, press officers

Duration

30 minutes

(Im)permissible advertising
Lecture content

The purpose of advertising is to attract attention. In what ways you can overstep the mark and the consequences of this are the subject matter of this lecture.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors

Duration

60 - 90 minutes

"IP-law" – an overview
Lecture content

What the types of "intellectual property" are, how it can be obtained and what it is good for are comprehensibly explained in this lecture aimed at both legal practitioners and people without legal expertise.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors, engineers

Duration

60 - 90 minutes

Competition law – an introduction
Lecture content

Hard but fair: not everything is permitted in competition law. The lecture provides an overview of the regulations which have to be observed and the means available to enforce their observance.

Target group

Legal department, managing directors

Duration

45 - 60 minutes

Press law and the right of free speech
Lecture content

"Fake news" – the circulation of untruthful, defamatory or otherwise impermissible statements and images is no longer just a “prerogative" of the established press. Which claims arise from such publications, which ones can sensibly be pursued and which are better left alone are the subject matter of this lecture.

Target group

Legal departments, managing directors, press officers

Duration

60 - 90 minutes