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Trademark Administrators Seminar

Trademark Administrators Seminar in Germany

This seminar is organized in conjunction with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), and is specifically developed for Trademark Administrators (TMAs); paralegals (in German: Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte, Patentanwaltsfachangestellte, Markensachbearbeiter); and other staff dealing with trademarks.

Join us for a discussion on the current developments in national and international trademark and design law.

This event will be conducted in German.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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

Registration for this event is now closed.

Sponsored by:

9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome Reception and Information Desk Open
Arrival and attendees check-in.
9:30 am – 9:35 am Welcome
Barbara Preißner, DPMA
9:35 am – 9:45 am

Introduction of Speakers and Topics by Moderators

9:45 am – 10:05 am

Update of Trademark Classification in 2018
Martin Sebele, DPMA

10:05 am – 10:15 am Q & A
10:15 am – 11:00 am Defense of IP Rights in China
Sabine Vischer-Kippenhahn, Zwilling J.A. Henckels AG    
11:00 am – 11:15 am Q & A
11:15 am – 12:30 pm News from WIPO
Qiangqiang Li, WIPO
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Q & A

12:45 pm – 1:05 pm

Networking Break

10:05 am – 10:15 am Q & A
1:05 pm – 1:50 pm Design Protection in Germany – The DPMA’s Current Design Registration Practice
Dr. Kristin Ebersbach, DPMA   
1:50 pm – 2:05 pm Q & A
2:05 pm – 2:20 pm Case Study Design Protection
Susanna Heurung, Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH
2:20 pm – 2:25 pm

Q & A

2:25 pm – 2:55 pm

Networking Break

2:55 pm – 3:40 pm Design Protection at Audi AG
Patrick Koebe LL.M, Audi AG
3:40 pm – 3:55 pm Q & A  
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Networking Reception
(Please email if you plan to attend this networking reception.)

Additional Information

How do I register for the 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

Additional questions?
Please contact Susanne Ferstl

Organization Team:

Susanne Ferstl, Freelance Paralegal, Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH
Melanie Schulze, Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Alexandra Preising, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Natalie Oei, Freelance Paralegal, Owner of IP ASQ
Sarah Domandl, Escada SE
Tara Nicoll, Moeller IP Advisors
Julia Beck, Commercial Lawyer, Trademark Paralegal, Dennemeyer & Associates S.A.