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INTA / DPMA Mini-Seminar in Munich, Germany

Latest IP and EU Developments, Including Germany and the UK (Brexit)

Developed for Paralegals (Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte, Patentanwaltsfachangestellte, Markensachbearbeiter);
Trademark Administrators (TMAs); and Practitioners

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

11:00 am – 6:00 pm 

German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)
Zweibrückenstraße 12
80331 Munich – GERMANY

This event will be conducted in German.

Hosted by:

Sponsored by:


  • Susanne Ferstl, INTA Co-Chair Mini-Seminar Subcommittee; Freelance Paralegal at Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH (Germany)
  • Natalie Oei, Head of IP Administration Germany / Paralegal, Noerr LLP (Germany)
  • Melanie Schulze, Paralegal, Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (Germany)


  • Andrea Korz, Trade Mark Legal Specialist, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH (Germany)
  • Wolfgang May, Lawyer, DLA Piper (Germany)
  • Barbara Preißner, Director General, Trade Marks and Designs, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) (Germany)
  • Thomas Schatz, Lawyer, STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Martin Sebele, Classification Expert, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) (Germany)
  • Sven Stürmann, LLM, Team Leader of the Knowledge & Legal Support Team of the Boards of Appeal Knowledge, Information & Support Service, European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Spain)

Please register by January 12, 2017. For security reasons, please bring your ID card (or passport) and the INTA confirmation receipt when entering the DPMA.

11:00 am – 11:45 am Welcome Reception and Information Desk Open
Arrival and attendees check-in. 
11:45 am – 11:50 am Welcome

 Barbara Preißner, Director General, Trade Marks and Designs, DPMA
11:50 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction of Speakers and Topics by Moderators

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Update of Trade Mark Classification in 2017

Martin Sebele, DPMA
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Q & A
1:00 pm – 1:35 pm Pharmaceutical Marks and Their Requirements — From Development until Registration and Defense of the Marks

Andrea Korz, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

1:35 pm – 1:45 pm Q & A
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Networking Break
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm New EU Trade Mark Regulations of the EUIPO — A First Report and a Look Ahead (Phase 2 of the Reform)

Sven Stürmann, EUIPO

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm Q & A
3:00 pm – 3:35 pm Information about Brexit

Wolfgang May, DLA Piper

3:35 pm – 3:45 pm Q & A
3:45 pm – 4:20 pm Genuine Use of Trade Marks in Practice

Thomas Schatz, STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Q & A
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking Reception

Additional Information

How do I register for the mini-seminar?

Registration is possible only through the INTA website. After having successfully registered you will receive a confirmation receipt by email from INTA. Non-members should create a new non-member account through

Is there a registration fee to attend?

There is no registration fee to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are included. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Additional questions?

Please contact Susanne Ferstl at

Organization Team:
Susanne Ferstl, Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH
Melanie Schulze, Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Natalie Oei, Noerr LLP
Alexandra Preising, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Sarah Domandl, Escada SE
Nattasha Chaiwises, Brita Group
Tara Nicoll, Moeller IP Advisors