Mitarbeiter der Kanzlei bei einer Mappenübergabe


25. November 2019

UP & UPC – Bundesverfassungsbeschwerde – Entscheidung Anfang 2020

Kürzlich wurde ein Interview des Managing Intellectual Property Magazins mit Prof. Dr. Huber, Richter am Bundesverfassungsgericht, veröffentlicht. Prof. Dr. Huber ist verantwortlich für die Verfassungsbeschwerde gegen das UPC. Er erklärte, dass mit einer Entscheidung im ersten Quartal 2020 gerechnet werden kann.

(Hier geht's zum Interview)

Selbst wenn die Beschwerde abgewiesen werden sollte, ist nach wie vor unklar, wann und welche weiteren Maßnahmen die Bundesregierung einleiten wird, um die Ratifizierung im Hinblick auf den laufenden BREXIT-Prozess abzuschließen. Wir werden weiter Geduld haben müssen bis wir weitere Informationen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts erhalten, während wir parallel auf den Ausgang der britischen Parlamentswahlen am 12. Dezember 2019 einerseits, und auf den Ausgang des BREXITs am 31. Januar 2020 andererseits, warten.

In jedem Fall halten wir Sie auf dem Laufenden, so dass es sich lohnt, unsere News im Blick zu behalten.​

31. Oktober 2019

Veröffentlichung von Rainer K. Kuhnen

Artificial intelligence: the implications for patents
Patents in Europe 2019/2020, IAM

25. Juli 2019

International IP Practice Seminar Chicago

Unser Seminar in Kooperation mit WIPO an der John Marshall Law School, Chicago, findet vom 4. bis 5. November 2019 statt. Genauere Informationen finden Sie hier.

27. Mai 2019

Location of UPC’s Central Division in Paris

In connection with the seat of the Central Division in Paris, there have now been reports that, at least initially, the UPC will be located on the Quai de la Mégisserie, overlooking the Ile de la Cité. It was further reported that a few years after the Court opens and depending on the number of cases the Court may move to the Palais de Justice on the Ile de la Cité.

21. Mai 2019

ARD-ALPHA – Ich mach's!

ARD-alpha, der Bildungskanal des Bayerischen Fernsehens war zu Besuch bei Kuhnen & Wacker

Neben der Berufsschule für Rechts- und Verwaltungsberufe und der Siemens AG München, stellen wir in einem kurzen Beitrag den Beruf der Patentanwaltsfachangestellten vor, klären Fragen zum dualen System und Stellenchancen und zeigen wie in unserer Kanzlei Fachwissen vermittelt wird. Wir sind stolz auf unsere Azubis und wollen auch künftige Schulabsolventen überzeugen zu sagen: „Ich mach's!". Hier geht's zum Beitrag.

Wenn wir auch Sie überzeugt haben, freuen wir uns auf Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen schriftlich oder auch per Mail an:

Kuhnen & Wacker
Patent- und Rechtsanwaltsbüro
Frau Elwine Kaschner
Prinz-Ludwig-Str. 40A
85354 Freising

Weitere Informationen finden sie auch bei unseren Stellenanzeigen.

15. Mai 2019

Treffen Sie Kuhnen & Wacker auf der CMEF

Besuchen Sie uns auf der China International Medical Equipment Fair in Shanghai, China, vom 14. bis 17. Mai 2019, Standnummer 5.1K13. Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

06. Mai 2019

European Intellectual Property Seminar Freising 2019

Unser Programm zu unserem Seminar vom 6. bis 10. Oktober 2019 ist nun online. Informieren Sie sich hier und registrieren Sie sich online.

15. April 2019


Much ado about nothing – for the time being

During the night of April 10, 2019 the extraordinary EU summit in Brussels granted UK a further delay of the Brexit. EU Council President Donald Tusk confirmed that the October 31 extension has been accepted by the British Prime Minister Theresa May and agreed by the UK. This new date is some compromise as calls for a longer extension have been blocked by, amongst others, French President Emmanuel Macron and the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Hence, the No-Deal Brexit on April 12, 2019 is avoided and we have to wait again to see what will happen within the next months.

29. März 2019

Breaking News - BREXIT

The British Parliament voted on the Brexit agreement PM May negotiated with the EU.

However, as twice before, the British Parliament voted against (344 to 286) the agreement. As a result, things continue to remain uncertain.

In fact, the next decisive date is April 12 and we are facing a no-deal Brexit unless the UK surprisingly comes up with a final solution as to how to proceed.

The EU immediately called for a new summit on April 10. Until then, the UK has to present a solution so that a decision is possible by April 12.

That being said, I wish you all a nice weekend and a lot of patience until we see which news we will receive from the UK and/or EU by April 10.

22. März 2019


BREXIT and the ambiguous outcome of the EU summit in Brussels on March 21, 2019

There are only 8 days left until the initially planned exit of the UK from the EU on March 29, 2019.

At the EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Great Britain and EU leaders discussed during the late afternoon and night whether and how to approve a request to delay the Brexit process submitted by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a shift of the Brexit until the end of June.

EU leaders initially announced that, according to a draft Summit Declaration, they would agree to a postponement until May 22, 2019.

However, this only under one principle condition, which has been suggested by EU Council President Donald Tusk: The UK parliament (British House of Commons) must accept the withdrawal agreement, already rejected twice, in the coming week. In addition, all EU27 countries must agree in detail to this postponement proposal. Otherwise, there is no basis for a delay of the Brexit.

Crucially, EU leaders discussed the possibility of dropping the suggestion by Tusk that any extension be conditional on the UK Parliament approving of May's withdrawal deal.

It also seems that European elections in May - and the April 11 deadline for Britain to declare whether it will be taking part in them - have been a complicating factor in the talks.

If Theresa May should not reach a third vote on the withdrawal agreement next week, or if the withdrawal agreement is rejected again in such a third vote, Britain would have time to announce by April 12 the latest whether the UK will participate in the EU elections. Otherwise, and as already called by France's President Emanuel Macron, UK and EU will in any case come to a No-Deal Brexit.

Consequently, a no-deal Brexit is not taken off the table.

We can take from that ambiguous outcome of the EU council meeting last night that the BREXIT date seems to be shifted at least until April 12.

Provided that UK's parliament approves the withdrawal agreement in a third vote within next week, still assuming that, in contrast to the decision of March 18, the Speaker John Bercow now allows such third vote on the withdrawal agreement to take place at all, and/or declares until April 12, 2019 the latest that UK will participate in the EU elections, there is a political willingness of the EU leaders to accept a longer delay of BREXIT with uncertain end dates; actually, there were rumors yesterday night talking about May 22, 2019, December 31, 2019 and even December 31, 2020 as the new date for the BREXIT.

Otherwise, it seems for now that we will face a No-Deal Brexit on April 12, 2019.

We will continue to keep you informed.