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.
The 32nd issue of our European Intellectual Property Seminar will be held from


October 2 to 5, 2022

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 and the future 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 2 to 5, 2022
SPECIAL OPENING EVENT: Oktoberfest Munich, October 2, 2022


Rainer K. Kuhnen, Senior Partner, Manager Electrical Engineering Department
Dr. Michael Topf, Partner, Manager Physics Department
Dr. Christian Thomas, Partner, Manager of Trademark & Design Department
Birgit Reiter, Attorney at Law
Julian Graf, European Patent Attorney, specialised in Electrical Engineering
Matthias Reischle-Park as external speaker, Leader PCT of WIPO


Bayerischer Hof*

Single room incl. breakfast
First night approx. EUR 160
Following nights approx. EUR 89

Tel.: +49 8161- 53 83-00

Munich Airport Mariott Hotel Freising

Single room incl. breakfast
Approx. EUR 289

Tel.: +49 8161- 9660

*an amount of rooms has been pre-reserved under code "Kuhnen & Wacker" until September 9, 2022. 
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 days voucher EUR 700
Full voucher         EUR 900


Please register until September 23, 2022, here!


Monday, October 3, 2022

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. - 5:00 p.m.
Prosecution of European Patent
Applications for International Applicants
Michael Topf

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
EPC Workshop

Practice of Amendments
Julian Graf

11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 a.m. Guided Office Tour

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Overview of the PCT Procedure
Matthias Reischle-Park

3:00 p.m. Guided City Tour Freising and Weihenstephaner Brewery

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Patent Litigation
Michael Topf

11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
Rainer K. Kuhnen

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court - continued
Rainer K. Kuhnen

2:30 p.m. Coffee break

2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Patent Filing Strategies
Rainer K. Kuhnen

6:00 p.m. Closing Dinner

(Complete Schedule as pdf-file)

Hopefully see you soon in Freising!

Yours sincerely,

Rainer K. Kuhnen & Christian Thomas