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Trademark Administrators Seminar

Trademark Administrators Seminar in Munich, Germany

Join us for a discussion on the recent developments regarding the German Trademark Law Modernization Act as well as latest decisions from the Federal Patent Court.

This seminar is organized by the Trademark Administrators Committee in conjunction with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), and is specifically developed for Trademark Administrators; Paralegals; and other staff dealing with trademarks.

This event will be conducted in German. 

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 9:30 am –4:00 pm


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

Please note that there is a security checkpoint at the German Patent and Trademark Office. Be sure to bring your ID or passport. 


The registration deadline is February 8, 2019.

  • Susanne Ferstl, INTA International Projects Subcommittee Co-Chair; Freelance Paralegal, Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH (Germany)
  • Melanie Schulze, Paralegal, Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (Germany)

  • Barbara Preißner, Director General Trade Marks and Designs, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Germany)
  • Susanne Fehlhammer, Team Lead, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Germany)
  • Monika Huppertz, CEO IP, IP for IP GmbH (Germany)
  • Susanne Schindler, IP Paralegal, Lindt & Sprüngli AG (Switzerland)
  • Martin Sebele, Classification Expert, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Kortbein, Presiding Judge at the Federal Patent Court, 28. Senat – Trademark Matters (Germany)

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, German Patent and Trademark Office
9:35 am – 9:40 am Introduction of Speakers and Topics by Moderators
9:40 am – 11:10 am “Markenrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz” (MaMoG)
Susanne Fehlhammer, German Patent and Trademark Office
11:10 am – 11:15 am Q & A
11:15 am – 11:45 am “Fernstudium zur/zum Marken- und Designreferenten”, Contents and benefits
Monika Huppertz, CEO IP, IP for IP GmbH  
11:45 am – 11:50 am Q & A
11:50 am – 12:50 pm Networking Break with Refreshments and Light Appetizers  

12:50 pm – 1:50 pm Trademark and Designs in Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Administration and Communication with Trademark Offices
Susanne Schindler, Lindt & Sprüngli AG
1:50 pm – 1:55 pm Q&A
1:55 pm – 2:40 pm Update of Trademark Classification 2019
Martin Sebele, German Patent and Trademark Office
2:40 pm – 2:45 pm Q&A  
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break with Coffee
3:00 pm – 3:55 pm Case Law of Federal Patent Court regarding Trademark Cases settled by 28. Trade Mark Senat
Prof. Dr. Carsten Kortbein, Federal Patent Court, 28. Trademark Senat
3:55 pm – 4:00 pm Q & A
4:00 pm  End of Seminar / Networking Round with Refreshments and Light Appetizers

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

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,

Organization Team:

  • Susanne Ferstl, INTA Co-Chair TMA International Projects Subcommittee; Freelance Paralegal at Maiwald Patentanwalts- und Rechtsanwalts-GmbH (Germany)
  • Melanie Schulze, Paralegal, Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (Germany)
  • Alexandra Preising, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Germany)
  • Sarah Domandl, Patent and Trademark Paralegal, Rodenstock GmbH (Germany)
  • Julia Beck, Wirtschaftsjuristin, Trademark Paralegal

Sponsored by:

GSI Office Management GmbH