Know-How

Know-How is a highly important asset for all companies. It comprises, among others, specialized technical and commercial knowledge and data such as the customer data base or price information. Know-How is key for a successful business enterprise and entails an important competitive advantage. This is why it is so important for companies to protect their know-how with the help of a purposeful organizational and legal strategy, in particular in view of the European harmonization through the directive on the protection of trade secrets and its implementation in the German trade secret law.

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Chile joins the Madrid Protocol

Trademark Law

On April 4, 2022, the Government of the Republic of Chile deposited its instrument to accession to the Madrid Protocol, making hte 111 member of the Madrid System. The Madrid Protocol, which now included 125 countries, will enter into force for Chile on July 4, 2022. The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution… > WEITERLESEN

China Joins the Hague System with effect of May 5, 2022

Design Law

China has joined the Hague System for the protection of industrial designs bringing the total number of countries covered to 94. The Government of China deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on February 5, 2022. China is the 68th contracting party to the 1999 Act and 77th member of the Hague… > WEITERLESEN

Jamaica Joins the Hague System with effect of February 10, 2022

Design Law

Jamaica is the latest country to join the Hague System bringing the total number of countries covered to 93. The Government of Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on November 10, 2021. Jamaica is the 67th contracting party to the 1999 Act and 76th member of… > WEITERLESEN

The United Arab Emirates joins the Madrid System

Trademark Law

Effective December 28, 2021, the United Arab Emirates became the 109th member of the Madrid Trademark System, which now includes 125 countries. This makes them the third Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country to join the Madrid Trademark System, along with Bahrain and Oman. The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and… > WEITERLESEN