Ukraine is an EU candidate: Can we soon file patent applications for Ukraine at the European Patent Office? The European Council granted Ukraine EU candidate status on 23 June 2022. Will patents granted by the European Patent Office soon also apply in Ukraine? Not immediately, because on the one hand the candidate status legally creates neither rights nor obligations. In addition, the European Patent Organisation (EPO) is a supranational organisation independent of the European Union (EU). On the road to membership, however, the EU is demanding numerous adjustments from Ukraine, including in patent law. So there is movement in Ukrainian patent law...
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Federal Court of Justice on the Scope of the Right to Access Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR
Background In its ruling of June 15, 2021 (Case No. VI ZR 576/19), the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) for the first time took a comprehensive position on the scope of the right to access pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR. Article 15 GDPR standardizes the right of access of a data subject vis-à-vis a controller. Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR, a data subject may ask the controller to provide information on whether he/she is processing personal data relating to him/her and, if so, to provide access to such data and further information...
Mark Rossbroich to reinforce Heuking’s Corporate and Private Equity practice in Cologne
Mark Rossbroich (32) will join Heuking’s Cologne office as Salaried Partner and reinforce the Corporate and Private Equity practice effective June 12, 2023. Mark Rossbroich is dual-qualified as a lawyer in Germany and as Solicitor (England & Wales). He comprehensively advises financial and strategic investors and businesses in national and cross-border (private & public) M&A/PE transactions as well as startups and their investors through all growth phases (VC). He also has in-depth expertise in corporate law...
Heuking advises female health startup DR. VIVIEN KARL on its pre-seed financing round
A team led by Ariane Neubauer, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Berlin office, advised female health startup DR. VIVIEN KARL on its pre-seed financing round. DR. VIVIEN KARL attracted Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures as lead investor. In addition, the company gained the support of Tina Müller, former CEO of Douglas, who will now also become a member of DR. VIVIEN KARL’s advisory board, Mirko Casper from Mister Spex, D2C experts Monique Hoell (Hello-Body) and Benedikt Klarmann (Junglück), Laurence Saunier and Marlena Hien (Bears with Benefits) from the better ventures Angel Club, and other business angels. Founded in 2021 by pharmacist Dr...