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DRBC Week 1 - Design Protection in Europe (9.3.20)

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Contributors

  • Elizabeth Isaac

    Elizabeth Isaac is a Registered Patent Attorney and practices intellectual property law at Dunlap Codding where she leads the firm’s Design Law Group. Elizabeth helps innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses protect their inventions, brands, designs, music, film, and other creative works to leverage their intellectual property portfolios and enhance their business options. She counsels clients regarding a breadth of intellectual property—with an emphasis on creatively and strategically identifying holistic and dynamic ways to improve the value of various technological and creative assets.

    Elizabeth was awarded Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021 and Super Lawyers Rising Star in Oklahoma, 2018, 2019, and 2020. She also received the Journal Record designation for 2017 Achievers Under 40 and okc.BIZ’s designation for 2016 Oklahoma City’s Forty Under 40.

    Elizabeth currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, the Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Oklahoma City University School of Law Alumni Association, and deadCenter Film. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) Industrial Design Committee and serves as Coordinator for the AIPLA Design Rights Boot Camp.

  • Henning Hartwig

    Henning Hartwig’s practice involves prosecution and litigation of IP rights in the fields of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law.

    His practice focuses primarily on national and international industrial design law, particularly multinational design infringement proceedings as well as invalidity proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante and the Court of Justice of the European Union in
    Luxembourg. As the editor of the four-volume casebook “Design Protection in Europe”, the only one of its kind, Henning Hartwig has unique access to unpublished decisions of Community and national design infringement courts throughout Europe. Clients in this field include computer, electronic-games, fitness-equipment and clothing manufacturers. Henning Hartwig was involved in one of the first infringement cases in Germany relating to an unregistered Community design and has coordinated a number of multi-jurisdictional infringement proceedings in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria and the Netherlands.

    His other fields include European and national trademark law, unfair competition law and the global fight against product piracy, in which he represents clients in the sectors of consumer healthcare, direct response television marketing and the food industry. In a prominent case before the German Federal Court of Justice, Henning Hartwig was successful in defending a global chocolate manufacturer against claims asserted for injunctive relief and damages on account of alleged 3D trademark infringement and unfair competition.

  • Peter Schramm

    Peter Schramm is a member of MLL’s IP team, which ranks among the leaders in Intellectual Property in Switzerland, and heads the firm’s trademark & design group comprising lawyers from the firm's Zurich, Geneva and Brussels offices.

    Mr Schramm’s practice covers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious trademark, design, copyright, patent, unfair competition law and other IP-related issues. He is well known for his trade dress and design law litigation expertise and has been involved in several leading cases in Switzerland and abroad. He advises domestic and international clients from various industries, with a strong focus on IT, pharma, retail, luxury and fashion. Mr Schramm’s further professional activities concern the international fight against counterfeiting for his clients. He also has considerable experience in IP and IT Strategy and Transaction matters, as well as on commercial contracts such as licensing, franchising and distribution agreements.

    Mr Schramm is the author of several publications related to IP law and is a frequent speaker on these subjects in and outside of Switzerland. He is a lecturer on the training courses for the Swiss patent attorney examination at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and has served as speaker for the Academy of European Law, the European Communities Trademark Association, INGRES and the University of St Gallen.

September 3, 2020
Thu 12:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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