INTA Paralegal Roundtable in Munich on 14 February 2019


The International Trademark Association (INTA) in conjunction with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) will hold a Trademark Administrators Seminar in Munich, Germany, designed specifically for Trademark Administrators, Paralegals and other staff dealing with trademarks.





                      Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

                           Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

        Location: German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)

                              Zweibrückenstraße 12

                           80331 Munich - GERMANY

                                Room: DPMAforum



The seminar will focus on the recent developments regarding the German Trademark Law Modernization Act as well as latest decisions from the German Federal Patent Court.

This event will be conducted in German. The registration deadline is February 8, 2019.


  • Susanne Ferstl, INTA International Projects Subcommittee Co-Chair; Freelance Paralegal, Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH (Germany)
  • Melanie Schulze, Paralegal, Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (Germany)


  • Barbara Preißner, Director General Trade Marks and Designs, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Germany)
  • Susanne Fehlhammer, Team Lead, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Germany)
  • Monika Huppertz, CEO IP, IP for IP GmbH (Germany)
  • Susanne Schindler, IP Paralegal, Lindt & Sprüngli AG (Switzerland)
  • Martin Sebele, Classification Expert, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Kortbein, Presiding Judge at the Federal Patent Court, 28. Senat – Trademark Matters (Germany)


9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome Reception and Information Desk Open. Arrival and attendees check-in.

9:30 am – 9:35 am: Welcome: Barbara Preißner, German Patent and Trademark Office

9:35 am – 9:40 am: Introduction of Speakers and Topics by Moderators

9:40 am – 11:10 am: “Markenrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz” (MaMoG): Susanne Fehlhammer, German Patent and Trademark Office

11:10 am – 11:15 am: Q & A

11:15 am – 11:45 am: “Fernstudium zur/zum Marken- und Designreferenten”, Contents and benefits: Monika Huppertz, CEO IP, IP for IP GmbH 

11:45 am – 11:50 am: Q & A

11:50 am – 12:50 pm: Networking Break with Refreshments and Light Appetizers  

12:50 pm – 1:50 pm: Trademark and Designs in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Administration and Communication with Trademark Offices: Susanne Schindler, Lindt & Sprüngli AG

1:50 pm – 1:55 pm: Q&A

1:55 pm – 2:40 pm: Update of Trademark Classification 2019: Martin Sebele, German Patent and Trademark Office

2:40 pm – 2:45 pm: Q&A 

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Networking Break with Coffee

3:00 pm – 3:55 pm: Case Law of Federal Patent Court regarding Trademark Cases settled by 28. Trade Mark Senat: Prof. Dr. Carsten Kortbein, Federal Patent Court, 28. Trademark Senat

3:55 pm – 4:00 pm: Q & A

4:00 pm: End of Seminar / Networking Round with Refreshments and Light Appetizers

Additional Information:

Please note that there is a security checkpoint at the German Patent and Trademark Office. Be sure to bring your ID or passport. 

How do I register for the seminar?

Registration is possible only through the INTA website. After having successfully registered you will receive a confirmation receipt by email from INTA. Non-members should create a new non-member account through

Is there a registration fee to attend?

There is no registration fee to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are included. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Additional questions?

Please contact: Susanne Ferstl, "".