SpicyIP Events: Workshop on Patent Strategies in Overseas Markets for Auto Components Companies., New Delhi

Date : January 10, 2017 - January 10, 2017
Nature : Workshop
Location : India Habitat Centre (Magnolia Hall), Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Contact : As mentioned below

We are happy to announce that Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent Attorneys, Germany will be conducting a workshop on Patent Strategies in Overseas Markets for Auto Components Companies on January 10, 2017 in New Delhi.

Auto components industry is one of the shining sectors of India. With rising exports and overseas manufacturing and M&A activities, it is important to have deep understanding of intellectual property in overseas markets, especially relating to Infringement, Technology Licensing, Harvesting IP portfolio, Joint-Ventures, M&A, Freedom to Operate, Participation in Trade Fairs etc. It has been observed that exporters often realize the importance of IP once it is too late. An example of a pitfall of participating in a trade fair is provided below.

Professor Heinz Goddar, Senior Partner of Boehmert & Boehmert and his colleagues will conduct the workshop to familiarise the auto components exporters regarding intricacies of Intellectual Properties when venturing out in foreign markets.

Prof. Goddar is one of the most respected leaders of International IP community. He is one of the founders of Licensing Executives Society International, has been an advisor to many governments and teaches at various European, US and Chinese Universities. He is also an Associate Judge of German Federal Court.

Boehmert & Boehmert  is one of the largest Patent & Trademark firms in Europe. Several large companies such as Tata Motors Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories,  Microsoft, Sony, Haier, etc. are clients of this over 70 years old firm.

Senior managers in business strategy, business development, legal, R&D can benefit from this program. There is no fee for participation. However, since the number of participants is limited, registration will be on first come basis.

Those wishing to attend (max. two per company), should send their name, designation, company, email & mobile no. to Mr S. Abidi at [email protected] (Mobile: +9193240 53831).

———————— B Braun v Polymed India ———————————–

B Braun is a leading Germany based global leader in medical devices. Poly Medicure is an Indian company that manufactures medical devices. B Braun has initiated patent infringement suits against Poly Medicure in several countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia and B. Braun Melsungen AG served the preliminary injunctions on the respective companies at their stand on the world’s leading medical trade fair MEDICA and where these companies attended as exhibitors in 2009. All infringing IV Catheters and promotional literature on the stands were seized by the court bailiff. Consequently, Polymed could not display its equipment at the most important trade fair in the world resulting in direct losses of participation and loss of business opportunity.

Five years later, Polymed won the infringement suits, both in Germany and India but the damage to business opportunity was already done. With simple precautions, Polymed could have avoided the pain and  losses at Medica Trade Fair.

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