Archived Press Releases

20.05.2016

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends BMW’s emergency call system “Intelligent Emergency Call” in preliminary injunction proceedings against Synchronicity IP GmbH

Synchronicity IP GmbH (“Synchronicity”), a non-practicing entity (“NPE”) within the American Marathon Patent Group, had, on November 5, 2015, filed a motion with the Regional Court of Munich I for a preliminary injunction without...more

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29.03.2016

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG defends scope of EP 1 777 133 B1 as granted in an opposition procedure before the EPO

Jaguar Land Rover Limited is the U.K.'s largest automotive manufacturing business. With its innovation regarding a brake control system for a vehicle with a hill descend control mode, Jaguar Land Rover was granted the European...more

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07.03.2016

Pronomic wins its case with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG against Expresso at second instance as well

The Regional Court of Mannheim had ruled at first instance (docket no. 7 O 100/13), on March 21, 2014, that Expresso Deutschland GmbH and its Managing Director at that time were infringing the German part of the European patent...more

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14.01.2016

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG announces six lawyers promoted to partnership

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is delighted to announce the appointment of six new partners at the Munich and Milan offices. Peter K. Hess, Managing Partner, states: "We are looking back on a very successful business year 2015, which...more

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02.11.2015

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG to enter into strategic partnership with Singaporean law firm YUSARN AUDREY

The law firms BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and YUSARN AUDREY announced their cooperation in the field of IP law and technology transfer today with a formal ceremony in Singapore, attended by the German Ambassador Dr. Michael Witter. The...more

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12.08.2015

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG victorious in invalidating European part of International Registration No. 797277 “HOT” before General Court

On July 15, 2015, the General Court of the European Union, upon request of Australian Gold LLC, represented by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, found the European part of International Registration No. 797277 “HOT”, registered on behalf of...more

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03.08.2015

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG strengthens French soft IP practice with new partner hire

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Delorey as a partner in our Paris office where she will lead the trademark and design practice.more

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20.07.2015

General Court of the European Union: Irish company LLR-G5 Ltd, represented by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, prevails in obtaining invalidation of Community trademark “LLRG5” surreptitiously filed by company director

The Irish company LLR-G5, established in 1999, is marketing an organic Silicium called “G5”. One of its original shareholders and directors was Mr. Loïc Le Ribault. While still director of the company, he obtained a registration...more

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29.06.2015

Unfair competition: Zound Industries, represented by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, prevails over Lidl twice

The Swedish headphone manufacturer Zound Industries International AB, represented by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, prevailed over the German discounter Lidl and their suppliers in two consecutive disputes over imitations of the original...more

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31.03.2015

German art professor and painter Klaus Fußmann prevails with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG over Munich fashion label in copyright dispute

Early in 2014, German art professor and painter Klaus Fußmann had to learn from advertisements published in German fashion magazines that motifs from some of his paintings were used on skirts and dresses manufactured and...more

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06.02.2015

Complex litigation between watch makers: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful for Neuhaus Inventing Timepieces

More than 2 ½ years after a complex dispute over the infringement of Community design No. 1733288-0001 started, which shows an unusual clock face divided into six instead of the usual 12 sections, the matter was recently settled....more

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19.01.2015

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG defends scope of EP 1428470 as granted in opposition procedure before the EPO

iVIS technologies, based in Italy, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of eye surgery devices and software. It has pioneered customized and minimally invasive eye surgery for treating ametropia and various corneal...more

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18.12.2014

Right to use “Champagner Sorbet” – BARDEHLE PAGENBERG succeeds before Munich Appeal Court

In its judgment of October 16, 2014, the Munich Appeal Court reversed the lower court judgment and decided that a frozen product containing 12 % of Champagne may be called “Champagner Sorbet”. The “Comité Interprofessionnel du...more

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20.11.2014

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful for adidas in nullity proceedings against a patent which Nike asserted against the “adizero primeknit”-shoes.

On October 30, 2014 the Federal Patent Court (FPC) issued a decision to revoke the German part of the European patent EP 1 571 938 of Nike International Ltd. in its entirety (Case 2 Ni 45/12 (EP)). The patent relates to knitted...more

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11.11.2014

Successful petition for review before the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO: With the grant of the European Patent EP 1 352 623 BARDEHLE PAGENBERG for the first time achieves a positive final decision for the petitioner after a petition for review

iVis Technologies (http://www.ivistechnologies.com) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of eye surgery devices and software. The main focus of iVis Technologies is the high-end sector of the corneal refractive and...more

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25.09.2014

German news magazine FOCUS nominates BARDEHLE PAGENBERG as one of the top corporate law firms for patent, trademark and design law

The German news magazine FOCUS listed BARDEHLE PAGENBERG as one of the top corporate law firms in the categories patent, trademark and design law in its special October/November issue with the title “Germany’s top lawyers”. Last...more

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03.07.2014

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG strikes another time for the LAMBRETTA trademark

On June 19, 2014, the Milan District Court issued an order (Case 3820/2014), confirming infringement of the well-known LAMBRETTA trademark. Claims for trademark infringement had been asserted, on behalf of the LAMBRETTA...more

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24.06.2014

EPO’s European Inventor Award 2014 goes to Chuck Hull, founder of 3D Systems, Inc., represented by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

This year’s winner of the EPO’s “European Inventor Award 2014” in the category “Non-European countries” is Charles W. “Chuck” Hull, inventor, patent-holder of the first stereolithography rapid prototyping system and founder of...more

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30.05.2014

OHIM’s Invalidity Division: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG victorious in 13 parallel Community design invalidity proceedings

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has been successful before the Invalidity Division of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante, Spain, in challenging validity of 13 registered Community designs (RCD) in a series...more

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26.05.2014

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s partners and trademark and design specialists Claus M. Eckhartt and Henning Hartwig shared their expert knowledge at this year’s INTA

At this year’s INTA, the 136th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association, which took place in Hong Kong from May 10 until May 14, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s partners Claus M. Eckhartt and Henning Hartwig shared their...more

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12.05.2014

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully fends off patent infringement action brought against Cisco Systems GmbH before the Mannheim Regional Court

By decision of April 29, 2014 (Case 2 O 98/13), the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany dismissed a patent infringement action filed by the German patent assertion entity Kangtega GmbH against Cisco Systems GmbH. Kangtega GmbH...more

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05.05.2014

Now also available as e-book: updated BARDEHLE PAGENBERG IP brochure regarding the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

As one of a total of 20 BARDEHLE PAGENBERG IP brochures from the areas patent and trademark/design, the recently updated brochure “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court” addresses, amongst other topics, the patent-reform...more

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10.04.2014

Hamburg Appeal Court: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful in prohibiting imitations of SIGG bottle closures

On March 27, 2014, the Hamburg Appeal Court (Case 5 U 11/12) confirmed a decision of the lower Hamburg District Court of October 31, 2011 (Case 408 HKO 84/11), prohibiting marketing of bottle closures which are copies of the...more

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28.03.2014

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends fundamental patent for manufacturing sports balls such as the world championship ball 2014

Sports balls for ball games like soccer, volleyball and basketball are traditionally manufactured by manually sewing individual panels made from leather or artificial leather. The particular shape of the resulting seams assures...more

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18.03.2014

OHIM’s Board of Appeal: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG again successful in Community design invalidity proceedings

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has been successful before the Board of Appeal of the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante, Spain, in upholding two of three favourable decisions of the Invalidity Division in...more

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26.02.2014

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful in invalidating German part of International Registration No. 797277 “HOT” before the German Federal Supreme Court

On February 19, 2014, the German Federal Supreme Court confirmed a decision of the German Federal Patent Court of October 9, 2012, which had invalidated the German part of International Registration No. 797277 “HOT” registered on...more

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12.02.2014

Out now: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG provides invaluable insight into the law and practice governing design rights

Henning Hartwig, partner in the Munich office, and Giovanni Casucci, partner in the Milan office, have been frequently recommended as true experts in European and national design law. Both have a main focus on multinational...more

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11.12.2013

FOCUS nominates BARDEHLE PAGENBERG as one of the top corporate law firms for patent law

The German magazine FOCUS listed BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB as one of the top corporate law firms in the category patent law in its special November/December issue with the title “Germany’s top lawyers”. In its...more

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03.12.2013

Vestel again successful with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG: Thomson Licensing’s patent is revoked in nullity proceedings

In patent nullity proceedings initiated by Vestel Germany, the Federal Patent Court revoked the German part of Thomson Licensing’s European Patent EP 0 679 028 B1 in its entirety (judgment of November 27, 2013; file-no. 5 Ni...more

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18.10.2013

European Patent Office: Administrative Council of the EPO adopts an amendment to Rule 36 of the Implementing Regulations abandoning the time limits for filing divisional applications.

The amendment will enter into force on April 1, 2014. The amendment applies to all pending applications. more

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21.06.2013

German Federal Supreme Court: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and Hennes & Mauritz prevail over design infringement accusation

On June 6, 2013, the German Federal Supreme Court issued an order denying any grounds for admitting an appeal of CORPACK GmbH, Germany, against a decision of the Munich Appeal Court which had held that H & M Hennes &...more

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29.05.2013

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful on behalf of PRADA: Milan District Court granted broad protection of PRADA eyewear on the basis of unregistered Community design rights and unfair competition

On March 28, 2013, the Milan District Court confirmed that sunglasses sold by PRADA S.A. under the name “Post Cards” are protected by an unregistered Community design and, at the same time, found the model “Lollipop” offered by...more

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22.05.2013

German Supreme Court dismisses RITTER appeal against favourable Cologne Appeal Court decision obtained by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG on behalf of KRAFT FOODS

On May 8, 2013, the German Federal Supreme Court decided not to allow Ritter Schönbuch Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG, Waldenbuch, to appeal a decision of the Cologne Appeal Court that BARDEHLE PAGENBERG obtained in March...more

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14.05.2013

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully represents Microsoft also in second instance proceedings against Motorola: Munich Appeal Court confirms patent infringement by Motorola

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully represented Microsoft in appeal proceedings with which Motorola tried to proceed against the first instance injunction for patent infringement. With its judgments of April 25, 2013, the Munich...more

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30.04.2013

Another victory against “Ritter” 3-D mark: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends several “MILKA” pack shapes before the Cologne Appeal Court

Once again, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defended Kraft Foods Deutschland GmbH, Bremen, against alleged infringement of trademark rights of Ritter Schönbuch Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG, Waldenbuch, and assertion of...more

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25.01.2013

Munich Appeal Court: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful against imitations of key rings for RFID-Transponders

By decision of January 10, 2013 (Case 29 U 3188/12) the Munich Appeal Court confirmed the decision of the Munich District Court of June 14, 2012 (Case 4 HK O 27375/11), prohibiting distribution of key rings of the type “LOXX b...more

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18.01.2013

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends Skype against patent infringement claim by non-practicing entity Via Vadis

On January 8, 2013 the Dusseldorf District Court rejected claims for patent infringement brought by Via Vadis Controlling GmbH against Skype Software Sarl represented by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG (Case No. 4b O 11/11). In this lawsuit...more

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13.12.2012

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG expands with Italian IP boutique CASUCCI

Boosting its team with prominent specialised lawyers in Italy, the firm now services clients from five key European locations The firm, formerly Studio Legale Casucci-Ferretti Stp, operates three offices in Italy, with the...more

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07.11.2012

Preliminary injunction proceedings: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG defends adidas successfully against Nike

With its decision of November 7, 2012 the Nürnberg-Fürth District Court (Case 3 O 6652/12) has lifted a preliminary injunction obtained by Nike International Ltd. on the basis of an alleged patent infringement against adidas AG...more

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08.10.2012

European Patent Convention (EPC) - German edition

Just published - the great EPC Commentary in German - a "must" for patent attorneys! European Patent Convention (EPC) - German edition (Europäisches Patentübereinkommen, EPÜ), Margarete Singer/Dieter Stauder...more

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01.10.2012

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Symposium 2012: „Design – What’s that?“

Following a five-year tradition, on July 19, 2012 the yearly Symposium took place in the Munich facilities of the IP law firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. This year’s event was titled „Design – What’s that?“. These are some exemplary...more

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27.09.2012

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG again obtains patent injunction for Microsoft against Motorola

Microsoft Corporation – a worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions, represented by BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in two parallel patent infringement suits before the Munich District Court – prevailed in first instance and again...more

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19.09.2012

Skiing equipment: Oneway wins with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG against Fischer also before the Cologne Appeal Court

In February 2012, the Austrian Fischer Sports GmbH had surprised Finnish Oneway Sport OY at the Munich "ispo" fair, the most important international fair of sports equipment, with a sales ban based on a preliminary...more

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28.08.2012

Designschutz in Europa/Design Protection in Europe, Band 4 / Volume 4

New products are ever more often fascinating consumers with their design. Product design is thus playing an increasing role in the strategic branding and image building of companies. This poses the question of effective legal...more

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21.06.2012

Digital TV technology: Vestel wins again with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG against Thomson Licensing

Following a first instance dismissal of a parallel infringement action for non-infringement concerning Thomson Licensing’s European Patent EP 1 046 281 B1 (Dusseldorf District Court, decision of December 20, 2011 – 4b O 180/11;...more

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11.06.2012

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG prevails before Federal Supreme Court: French wine producer CASTEL does not infringe prior rights of German wine producer CASTELL-CASTELL

On May 31, 2012, the German Federal Supreme Court dismissed an appeal on points of law filed by the claimant, the German wine producer “Fürstlich Castell’sches Domänenamt Albrecht Fürst zu Castell-Castell” domiciled in the...more

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29.05.2012

Microsoft wins in patent infringement proceedings against Motorola: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG obtains provisionally enforceable patent injunction for Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation, one of the worldwide leading developers and manufacturers of computer technologies, prevailed at first instance in two patent infringement suits before the Munich District Court and obtained an injunction...more

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23.05.2012

Omron Healthcare wins before Federal Supreme Court: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful in patent nullity proceedings against Procter & Gamble

The Japanese manufacturer of medical products, Omron Healthcare Europe B.V., prevailed in a patent nullity suit before the Federal Supreme Court (X ZR 75/11) against The Procter & Gamble Company. Procter & Gamble was the...more

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11.04.2012

Cologne Appeal Court: “Milka” successfully defended against alleged infringement of “Ritter” 3-D mark

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defended Kraft Foods Deutschland GmbH, Bremen, against alleged infringement of trademark rights of Ritter Schönbuch Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG, Waldenbuch, and assertion of unfair...more

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20.03.2012

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG wins Managing IP Global Awards 2012 “Germany contentious IP Firm of the Year”

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG proudly announces the winning of the Managing IP Global Awards 2012 “Germany contentious IP Firm of the Year”. More than 250 people attended the award winning ceremony and gala dinner at the Dorchester Hotel...more

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19.03.2012

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful in a series of Community design invalidity proceedings before OHIM

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has been successful in a series of three Community design invalidity proceedings before the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante, Spain (Cases No ICD 8447, 8321 and...more

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02.02.2012

Dusseldorf Appeal Court grants protection against imitation of a rear light for trucks

In a decision which has just become final, the Dusseldorf Appeal Court granted protection against distributing a replica of a rear light for trucks (Case No I-20 U 68/10).  The matter related to a quasi-identical imitation...more

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14.12.2011

Cologne Appeal Court: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG again successful in design infringement proceedings regarding “Veneers”

The Swiss-based Coltène/Whaledent AG, an internationally leading developer, manufacturer and distributer of dental-medical consumer goods and small-sized devices, had successfully sued Edelweiss Dentistry Products GmbH, Austria,...more

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19.09.2011

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully intervenes at Cologne trade fair against a dozen imitations of the well-known Lafuma deck chair

In an action lasting several days at this year’s SPOGA Fair in Cologne, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG intervened against numerous imitations of the well-known “RSX” deck chair of Lafuma S.A. In the course of the fair all detected unlawful...more

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02.09.2011

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends L’Oréal (ACQUA DI GIO’) against DI GIOIA

In spring 2010 L’Oréal launched its new fragrance ACQUA DI GIOIA Europe-wide. M.G. Demand Holding A.G., based on its own 2002 registered trademark DI GIOIA, addressed a cease-and-desist letter to L’Oréal’s distributors in...more

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09.08.2011

Corporate Design awarded again

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has again received a design award for their new outward appearance – the red dot award in the category "communication design". The red dot award is issued by a jury of international specialists and...more

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25.07.2011

Nintendo wins before the Mannheim District Court

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully represents the Kyoto-based enterprise in a patent infringement suit against Bigbenmore

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22.07.2011

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG moves to new office location in Munich

We are happy to announce that the firm's main offices in Munich, as of July 25, are moving to Prinzregentenplatz. The new location being situated again in München-Bogenhausen offers a number of advantages in addition to the...more

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15.05.2011

Pox Vaccine IMVAMUNE®: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG defends Bavarian Nordic successfully in arbitration suit against Helmholtz Zentrum München

The Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Centre of Research for Health and Environment (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt GmbH, formerly GSF, Gesellschaft für Strahlenschutz – Society for...more

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10.05.2011

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG gets prestigious iF Communication Design Award for new corporate design

For more than fifty years, the iF Design Award is a world-famous mark when it comes to reward excellence in design. This year the law firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has received the renowned design award for their new corporate design...more

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