Time for a Get-Together!

The entire Kuhnen & Wacker team is looking forward to welcoming you on site in our main office in Freising.

Our 34th European Intellectual Property Seminar will be held from 

October 6 to 9, 2024


opening with a visit to the Oktoberfest.

We are pleased to invite you to our seminar in Freising. Expand your knowledge, enrich your experience and enlarge your network of contacs.

In addition to an introduction to trademark and design law, this year's focus will again be on European patent practice, the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to seminars@kuhnen-wacker.com if you need any assistance.

Further details:


October 6 to 9, 2024
SPECIAL OPENING EVENT: Oktoberfest Munich, October 6, 2024


Rainer K. Kuhnen, Senior Partner, Manager Electrical Engineering Department
Dr. Michael Topf, Partner, Manager Physics Department
Dr. Christian Thomas, Partner, Manager Legal, Trademark & Design Department
Detlef von Ahsen, Partner, Manager Mechanical Engineering Department II
Birgit Reiter, Attorney at Law
Daniel Closa, former Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office and specialist for AI Expert



Bayerischer Hof, Freising*

Single room incl. breakfast
Approx. EUR 150

Tel.: +49 8161- 53 83-00

Munich Airport Marriott Hotel Freising*

Single room incl. breakfast
Approx. EUR 179

Tel.: +49 8161- 96 60



*an amount of rooms has been pre-reserved until the end of July 2024.
Please feel free to book your room individually and as needed. Both locations are in close walking distance to Kuhnen & Wacker (<10 min).

Participation Fees:

One day voucher  EUR 500
Two day voucher  EUR 800
Full voucher         EUR 1,000


Please register until September 15, 2024.

Register here for the seminar!


Mon, October 7, 2024

9:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome Address

9:15 a.m. 
European Union Trademarks and Litigation
Christian Thomas

11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
European Designs
Birgit Reiter

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Introduction to the EPC
Rainer K. Kuhnen

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Prosecution of European Patent
Applications for International Applicants
Michael Topf

4:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Guided Office Tour

Tue, October 8, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
EPC Workshop

Practice of Amendments Part I
Michael Topf

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
EPC Workshop
Practice of Amendments Part II
Michael Topf

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Computer-Implemented Inventions including AI Applications
Daniel Closa

2:30 p.m. Coffee break

2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
EPC Workshop
Computer-Implemented Inventions
Daniel Closa



Wed, October 9, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Patent Litigation
Detlef von Ahsen

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Part I
Rainer K. Kuhnen

11:30 a.m. Coffee and Snacks

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Part II
Rainer K. Kuhnen

2:00 p.m. Coffee break

2:30 p.m.
Departure to Weihenstephan (Guided Tour Weihenstephan Brewery and Closing Dinner)






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See you soon in Freising!

Best regards,

Rainer K. Kuhnen & Christian Thomas



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