MEISSNER BOLTE cordially invites you to their IP-Days 2017!

We are delighted to invite you to Meissner Bolte’s IP Days Seminar in Munich, which this year will begin at 1:30pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Our Wednesday programme will begin by focussing on trademark law in the USA, Germany and the EU. Our session will continue with practical information and strategies for building a successful design portfolio and then conclude with a discussion on generating revenue from Intellectual Property assets – arguably one of the main reasons for filing IP!

On Thursday morning we shall delve into post grant practices in different jurisdictions, providing practical information and useful case law decisions to assist you in this practice. The Thursday afternoon session will focus on the Unified Patent Court, providing a status update, as well as the potential impacts of BREXIT on IP in the UK.

For participants of the IP-Days, we have once again reserved, on September 21, 2017, a sufficient number of seats in one of the Oktoberfest’s most renowned beer tents: THE HAXENBRATEREI. We recommend that you book early, as registrations will be accepted in strict chronological order.


Event date: September 20 – 21, 2017
Number of participants: 40
Fee: Free of charge

The Seminar will take place at the Hilton Park Munich, Am Tucherpark 7, 80538, Munich. Please follow the instructions on the registration page, if you would like to book a room at this hotel.

Upon your arrival, you can look forward to Munich’s traditional warm welcome: 


Registration: http://events.mb.de/


Each lecture will be followed by a discussion forum of 15 minutes, and will be presented and moderated by members of the law firm Meissner Bolte.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Kay Rupprecht, Meissner Bolte

13:45 – 14:15

Use It or Lose It – Trademarks in the US
Stephen L. Anderson, Anderson & Associates

14:30 – 15:00

Trademarks in Germany and the EU – Recent Landmark Decisions
Christian Hess, Meissner Bolte

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:15

Strategies to build up a Design Portfolio
Elke Hoffmann, Villeroy & Boch

16:30 – 17:00

Generating £IP: deliver bottom line value
Rebecca Halford-Harrison, Kemp Little


Depart for Evening Festivities

Thursday, September 21, 2017

09:30 – 10:00

PTAB – Practical examples of Patent Office Litigation in the US
Rich Coller, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

10:15 – 10:45

EPO Opposition – Recent Landmark Decisions
Manuel Soria Parra, Meissner Bolte

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

Raising the bar – new developments at the EPO
Steef Polderdijk, European Patent Office

12:15 – 12:45

UPC – Dead or Alive?
Bart van Wezenbeek, Vereenigde Octrooibureaux N.V.

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:00

Current UK Thinking on IP Rights in a Post Brexit Enviroment
James Thomson, UK Intellectual Property Office

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:15

BREXIT – A UK attorney's perspective on the future of IP rights
Manuela Macchi, Keltie LLP

16:30 – 16:45

Discussion with the auditorium


Depart for the Oktoberfest

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