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Jan 31, 2019
Dr. Martin Viefhues, JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
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Germany has modernized its trade mark

Dr. Martin Viefhues, JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany, First published at www.jonas-lawyers.comOn 14 January 2019, several changes to the German Trade Mark Act have come into force. These changes implement the EU Directive of 16 December 2015 to further approximate the trade mark laws of the EU Member States in Germany. The most relevant amendments are for example that trade marks do no longer need to be graphically represented; sounds, video sequences, and combinations thereof, but also movements and holograms can be represented by submitting audio and video files. Also, the ground for refusal of protection for trade marks which consist exclusively of shapes  read more

Jonas Law Firm

Dr. Martin Viefhues

Dr. Martin Viefhues
Hohenstaufenring 62
50674 Cologne
Germany (DE)
Tel +49 221 27758 0
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Jonas law firm is a team of 9 lawyers and approx. 25 employees who continue to work in specialist area of law after the split-off from a major international law firm whose roots date back to the first half of the last century.

We differ – both from our competitors and from each other. It is the "unity in diversity" which complements, challenges and continuously inspires us. Thus, the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Knowledge and know-how are our tools: We give them top priority. Thus we invest a lot of energy in the education and training of our young lawyers and young employees. Our lawyers are experts in their field of law. Beyond that they have considerable professional experiences gained in enterprises, as judges and in the authorities relevant for us. We can therefore assess our clients interests not only from a lawyer´s legal point of view.

Despite all the knowledge and experience we have gained – in the end it is the legal creativity which opens new perspectives. We do not only want to detect problems but we want to offer solutions. Each project can benefit from new ideas, because even if the facts are similar each case is individual.