• The new German amendments concerning the consumer protection legislation

    As of June 13th, 2014 the new rules for consumer protection – laid down in EU-Directive 2011/83/EU – will be implemented in the German Civil Code (BGB) and the Introductory Act to the Civil Code.

    These new rules mainly effect the so called long-distance transactions. This term refers especially to online-purchase, but also to telemarketing, catalogue selling and other kinds of businesses, where contracts are entered between consumer and entrepreneur solely by the use of means of distance communication. (mehr …)

  • Design Act – Amendments to the existing legal position

    Since 01.01.2014 the Law on the Legal Protection for Design ( Design Act, dated 10.10.2013) has been in force and thus has replaced the present Law on design patent. In addition to the terminological change of “design patents” as industrial property rights in “designs”, the application for a declaration of invalidity with the German Patent and Trademark Office (§ 34 Design Act) was implemented. This application for a declaration of invalidity can be filed by anyone. The invalidity proceedings, settled in § 34a Design Act, already exist in the European Community Design Regulations (art. 25), in the Utility Model Act (§ 15) and in the trademark law. (mehr …)

  • New Event – Bridge, Bremen, 13.02.2014

    Mr. Eckard Nachtwey, the founder of NACHTWEY IP, will hold a lecture in the course of BRIDGE. (mehr …)

  • Annual Seminar of IPR GROUP 2013

    The International seminar on national and regional features of the system of registration, protection of rights and other issues related to intellectual property rights in the EU member states and the United States organized jointly by the IPR Group and the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys took place in Moscow on October 22 – 23. (mehr …)

  • Irion law-firm is highlighted positively in Juve Handbook 2013/2014

    The cooperation partner of the law-firm NACHTWEY IP, the law-firm Irion by Tanja Irion, is particularly positively mentioned in Juve Handbook 2013/2014 for business law-firms in the „press and right to comment“ sector. (mehr …)