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The Cross-Cultural Role of an IP Paralegal and an Update from the GPTO





Don’t miss the first INTA Roundtable in Munich, Germany developed specifically for Paralegals and Trademark Administrators.


The Cross-Cultural Role of an IP Paralegal and an Update from the GPTO

Thursday, March 14 2013
12:30 pm–3:00 pm

Munich, Germany

The roundtable will be held in a mix of English and German.

Paralegals have vastly different responsibilities around the globe. Join us for a  discussion with a Manager of Intellectual Property from the United States about the role of the paralegal in the U.S. and what firms expect from their foreign counsel, as well as their foreign paralegal counterparts. Practical topics will be discussed and will include strategies you can apply to advance your own career.

During the second part of the roundtable a representative from the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) will give some insight on how the GPTO reviews the list of goods and services, contrary to OHIM, after the CJEU Decision "IP Translator." Also, a short update on what the GPTO intends to change in 2013 and what projects are in the pipeline will be given.

This Roundtable has been developed specifically for and attendance is limited to:

  • Paralegals (Patentanwaltsfachangestellte/r, Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte/r, Markensachbearbeiter/in)
  • Trademark Administrators (TMAs)


Moderator


Alexandra Dellmeier, LexDellmeier IP Law Firm (Germany)

Facilitators

Karen Holme, Sunkist Growers, Inc. (United States)                    
Discussion will be in English

Dr. Senta Bingener, Senior Examiner Trademarks at the GPTO / DPMA (Germany)    
Discussion will be in German


Schedule

12:30 pm: Arrival of the participants and small lunch and snacks

1:00 pm–1:10 pm: Welcome by Dr. Senta Bingener, Senior Examiner Trademarks at the GPTO / DPMA (Germany)

1:10 pm–1:20 pm: Introduction of Speakers and Topics by Moderator

1:20 pm–1:50: Speaker: Karen Holme (Talk and interactive discussion in English)

  • Understanding the role of paralegals in the U.S.
  • Career and Career Advancement for a U.S. paralegal.
  • Responsibilities of the paralegals at Sunkist Growers, Inc.
  • What do in-house IP managers look for and expect from foreign firms?

1:50 pm–2:10 pm: Q & A

2:10 pm–2:40 pm: Speaker: Dr. Senta Bingener, Senior Examiner Trademarks at the GPTO / DPMA (Germany)

  • The preparation of lists of goods and services at the GPTO (comparison to OHIM after IP Translator-Decision).
  • Current developments at the GPTO.

2:40 pm–2:50 pm: Q & A

2:50 pm–3:00 pm: Wrap up


Registration and Information

There is no registration fee for this roundtable. Small lunch/snacks are included.

Please register by Thursday, March 7, 2013 via email to intaroundtablemunich@lexdellmeier.com.

Have a questions?  Contact LexDellmeier IP Law Firm - Munich – Germany, Tel: 0049  89 5587987 0


Location

German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO)
Zweibrueckenstrasse 12
80331 Munich - GERMANY
Room: DPMA Forum

Capacity: 30 participants