Time for a Get-Together!

The entire Kuhnen & Wacker team is very much looking forward to welcoming you on site in our main office in Freising.
Our 33rd European Intellectual Property Seminar will be held from 

October 1 to 4, 2023

Opening with a visit to the Oktoberfest.

We would be delighted to have you on board as the Seminar is THE opportunity to broaden your expertise, expand your network and enrich your experience.

In addition to an introduction to trademark and design law, the focus will be on European patent practice, the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.

Our team is at your disposal at any time. So please do not hesitate to reach out via seminars@kuhnen-wacker.com.

Did we manage to awake your interest?

Here are more details for your participation:


October 1 to 4, 2023
SPECIAL OPENING EVENT: Oktoberfest Munich, October 1, 2023


Rainer K. Kuhnen, Senior Partner, Manager Electrical Engineering Department
Dr. Michael Topf, Partner, Manager Physics Department
Dr. Christian Thomas, Partner, Manager Trademark & Design Department
Detlef von Ahsen, Partner, Manager Mechanical Engineering Department II
Birgit Reiter, Attorney at Law
Julian Graf, European Patent Attorney, specialised in Electrical Engineering



Bayerischer Hof*

Single room incl. breakfast
Approx. EUR 200

Tel.: +49 8161- 53 83-00

Munich Airport Marriott Hotel Freising*

Single room incl. breakfast
Approx. EUR 275

Tel.: +49 8161- 96 60



*an amount of rooms has been pre-reserved under code "Kuhnen & Wacker" until August 18, 2023. 
Please feel free to book your room individually and as needed. Both locations are in close walking distance to Kuhnen & Wacker (<10 min).

Participation Fees:

One day voucher  EUR 400
Two day voucher  EUR 700
Full voucher           EUR 900


Please register until September 17, 2023.

Register here for the seminar!


Mon, October 2, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Registration and Welcome Address

9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
European Union Trademarks and Litigation
Christian Thomas

11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
European Designs
Birgit Reiter & Christian Thomas

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Introduction to the EPC
Rainer K. Kuhnen

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Prosecution of European Patent
Applications for International Applicants
Michael Topf

Tue, October 3, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
EPC Workshop

Practice of Amendments
Michael Topf

11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
EPC Workshop
Software Patents

Julian Graf

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Guided Office Tour

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Case Studies Part I
Rainer K. Kuhnen & Julian Graf

3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Case Studies Part II
Rainer K. Kuhnen & Julian Graf

Wed, October 4, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Patent Litigation
Detlef von Ahsen

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Part I
Rainer K. Kuhnen

11:00 a.m. Coffee and Snacks

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Part II
Rainer K. Kuhnen

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Patent Filing Strategies
Rainer K. Kuhnen

2:00 p.m. Coffee break

2:30 p.m.
Departure to Weihenstephan (Guided Tour Weihenstephan Brewery and Closing Dinner)

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See you soon in Freising!

Yours sincerely,

Rainer K. Kuhnen & Christian Thomas