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dusIP is a blog for Intellectual Property Law of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
Here you can find contributions from both academia and legal practitioners on case law, new proposed legislation and other current hot topics in IP law.

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Trademark Law

Oral hearings at the EUIPO?! [GER ONLY]

Oral hearings still are a rarity at the EUIPO. Jan Altmann explores the reasons for this and shows situations in which oral hearings before the Office may be beneficial.
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An Article by Dr. Bernadette Makoski, LL.M. © Tristan Gassert on Unsplash.com The Article is available in German language only. You can read it here  
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Patent Law

Patents as a “Public Good”?

The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed calls in the public debate for government recourse to patents. Prof. Dr. Jan Busche and Lars Wasnick examine the conditions under which state intervention in exisiting patent law is possible.
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Patent Law

SEPs in the supply and exploitation chain [GER ONLY]

The two authors Dr. Wolfgang Kellenter and Axel Verhauwen gave a presentation at the 19th Düsseldorfer Patentrechtstage on March 25, 2021. The topic concerned SEPs in the supply and exploitation chain. Already at the Düsseldorfer Patentrechtstage of 2018, both authors had given a related presentation on the topic "The Antitrust License Objection under FRAND Principles".
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Patent Law

Highlights of recent case law of the Federal Patent Court [GER ONLY]

The case law of the Federal Patent Court, its "perennial favorites" and more recent developments are examined by Thomas Voit in a summary overview.
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