Fast IP rights are available in many countries worldwide. Different regimes within Europe and the rest of the world exist, with less stringent requirements than is usually needed for filing patent applications. We will present a general overview of registration requirements and enforcement routes for successful fast IP rights protection in every country that allow such system, with special focus on Germany, and provide a quick summary of the differences and advantages of a utility model registration with recommendations on when utility model registration might be more convenient for efficient business development.
Speaker Information: Dr.-Ing. Ernst-Ulrich Wittmann, Patent, Trademark & Design Attorney; Partner at Withers & Rogers LLP
Ernst-Ulrich Wittmann is a German and European patent, trademark and design attorney in the Advanced Engineering group at Withers & Rogers in Munich, Germany, specializing in infringement, cancellation and nullity proceeding and employee inventions.He also has significant experience of drafting licensing agreements.He is active in the drafting and prosecution of German and European patent applications in the field of mechanical, process and chemical engineering as well as bio-technology and computer sciences with a special focus on the paper industry.In addition to his extensive legal qualifications and experience, he has researched the science behind recycled fibre-related processes to PhD level.