Social Media and Inheritance Law

Digital Memories The tribunal decision of this week concerns a topic we all know: the use of social media. But what happens to all the contents after a user has died?  For many years has been talked about the inheritance rights of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter after the owner of an online profile […]

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NRW: Masks at School

Tribunal Decision of the Week – BWLH Reviews As a matter of fact, masks have slowly but drastically become an ornament to our everyday life, just like shoes and clothes. Most countries of the world are changing rules in order to fight the corona global pandemic from spreading and infecting more people on a daily basis. […]

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To be, or not to be…a lawyer

Tribunal Decision – BWLH Reviews  Study Law in Germany: Become a “Rechtsanwalt”  September has come to an end, and as we all know, October is in Germany the month of new starts. The winter semester at all German universities is slowly beginning and while experienced students get back to college with a couple of preoccupations, […]

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Our new project at horak. Attorneys at law

Tribunal Decision – BWLH Reviews Dear readers, as an international law firm, we are constantly in contact with the tribunal judiciary system in Germany and worldwide. Law is our passion and Law is what we want to talk about. In this regard, we are glad to present you our new project: Tribunal Decision – BWLH Reviews. Our […]

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Our team is getting bigger!

We are delighted to inform you, that our law firm team has just welcomed new talented attorneys and office members! A warm welcome and lots of good wishes on becoming part of our growing team. Congratulations and on behalf of all the members. We are all happy and excited about your inputs and contribution to our […]

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What is a utility model?

Fast and low-cost protection of inventions Utility model registration provides fast and low-cost protection of technical inventions. Utility model protection is also available for chemical substances, food and pharmaceuticals, but not for processes, such as manufacturing, working or measuring processes. Whereas it frequently takes several years to obtain a patent, a utility model may be […]

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Why should we apply for a patent?

Patents foster innovations Patents protect new technical inventions. They confer to their owners a territorial monopoly right for a limited period. The patent owner alone is entitled to exploit the invention. He can prohibit unauthorised commercial use of the patented invention. Patents allow to derive economic benefits from inventions. In return, the patent owner has […]

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German patent application fees

Overview of fees Type of Fee Euro Application fee for online filing (including 10 patent claims) EUR 40 – extra fee for each additional claim EUR 20 Application fee for paper filing (including 10 patent claims) EUR 60 – extra fee for each additional claim EUR 30 Fee for search request EUR 300 Examination fee […]

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Patent application proceedings in Germany

In the examination procedure, the patent examiners of the DPMA check if your invention meets the following criteria: novelty inventive step industrial applicability Furthermore, the invention must have a technical character. The patent is the only IP right granted by the DPMA after a very extensive examination for novelty. Preliminary examination of the application By […]

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Applying for a patent in Germany

Request for the grant of a patent Please bear in mind that the patent system is a very complex field of law. It may be advisable to retain the services of a patent attorney for preparing and filing a patent application. If you are not residing in Germany, you are legally required to be represented […]

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