On January 24, 2019, S&E will hold a German IP Seminar on “Prosecution of German Patents: a comparison with EP Proceedings ”.

Recently, we at Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office have welcomed Mr. Martin Krause, who is registered as both a German patent attorney and European patent attorney, to our sister office (EINSEL Attorney at Law und Rechtsanwälte PartmbB) located in Hamburg, Germany.


We would like to invite our Japanese colleagues to a German IP seminar entitled “Prosecution of German Patents: a comparison with EP Proceedings”, which will be held shortly after the beginning of 2019 and presented by Mr. Krause.


Even as uncertainty surrounding Europe’s political and economic situation increases, it can be said that Germany’s role is expanding. Statistics showing that many Japanese companies are seeking to register their patents at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) rather than at the costly European Patent Office are well known.


At this seminar, Mr. Krause will not focus on proceedings at the EPO, but will instead compare and contrast proceedings in Japan and at the DPMA, a subject about which there is far less information available in Japan.


Mr. Krause, who has a wealth of experience at patent offices and the IP departments of private companies, especially in the automobile field, in which he has worked in a wide variety of capacities, will explain the merits and demerits of acquiring IP rights at the DPMA in an easily understandable way.


Following the seminar, there will be a small reception featuring a new year’s greeting, German wine and pleasant conversation. We hope you will come and enjoy this reception with us.


Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Time: Seminar 18:00 – 19:45

Reception 19:45 – 20:45

Venue: meeting room, Sonderhoff & Einsel Law & Patent Office

(18th floor, Shin-marunouchi Center Building, 1-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo)http://se1910.com/contact/

Fee: Free (pre-registration required)

Registration: Please fax or e-mail the completed registration form  to Sonderhoff & Einsel by Friday, January 18th.

Language: English (Interpretation/Translation by Mr. Einsel)


Please click here for more details. (Japanese only)


*Please note that private individuals and those in the field of IP law may be prohibited from attending.