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October 18, 2012 18:00 ( Age: 5 Years)

Young Scholars Lecture Series

"Eternal Protection for Design? Time Limits for IP Rights and the Public Domain?"


"Eternal Protection for Design? Time Limits for IP Rights and the Public Domain?"

October 18, 2012
18:00 - 19:00

featuring
Dr. Benjamin Raue (University of Kiel)

at
Bucerius Law School (Room U.56)

Background

Design sells. Companies who have introduced or licensed successful design are protected by copyright and design patents. But after these rights have expired, they try to perpetuate the protection by trademark and unfair competition law. Competitors, on the other hand, emphasize the freedom of competition. Dr. Benjamin Raue will demonstrate this conflict by the examples of the Barcelona chair as 3-dimensional trademark and Tchibo trying to sell imitated kitchen tools and cheap copies of Rolex watches.

Dr. Benjamin Raue, works as Assistant Professor at the University of Kiel. He studied law as well at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, as at Université Bordeaux IV Montesquieu and received a doctorate degree from the University of Kiel. After his clerkship in Hamburg and Berlin, he worked as a lawyer at an IP Boutique in Hamburg.

For other questions about the event, email karsten.windler(at)law-school(dot)de