Gebruiksmodellen, 5 maart 2024

Engelstalige PE cursus Gebruiksmodellen

Online course on Utility Models

Utility models look similar to patents, but be careful of the differences. On top of that, utility models vary from country to country. After all, there is no harmonizing treaty.

It will be an online 2 hour course during which Kay Kasper will speak about the German ‘Gebrauchsmuster’ in circa 15 minutes with a 10 minutes discussion/debriefing time afterwards. The same for Álvaro Velázquez about the Spanish ‘modelo de utilidad’ and Maja Schmitt about the Chinese utility model ‘实用新型’. Marc van der Burg will delve deeper into the question whether a Dutch ‘gebruiksmodel’ should or should not be introduced in The Netherlands.


2.00 – 2:05 pm: opening by senior lecturer Frank Eijsvogels

2:05 - 2:20 pm: Kay Kasper: utility model in German daily business practice

2:20 – 2:30 pm: discussion and debriefing German utility model

2:30 – 2:45 pm: Álvaro Velázquez and Diana Mariné: utility model in Spanish daily business practice

2:45 – 2:55  pm: discussion and debriefing Spanish utility model

2:55 – 3:10 pm: Maja Schmitt: utility model in Chinese daily business practice

3:10 – 3:20 pm: discussion and debriefing Chinese utility model

3:20 – 3:45 pm: Marc van der Burg: should or should not a Dutch ‘gebruiksmodel’ be introduced in The Netherlands?

3.45 – 3:55 pm: discussion and debriefing Dutch ‘gebruiksmodel’

3.55 - 4:00 pm:  closing by Frank Eijsvogels


Kay N. Kasper, Partner at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, Düsseldorf

Álvaro Velázquez, Partner at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, Madrid

Diana Mariné, European Patent Attorney and Spanish Patent and Trademark Agent, ABG IP, Barcelona

Dr. Maja Schmitt (曦玛雅) team manager Patent, Quality and Advice, Netherlands Patent Office

Dr. Mr. Ir. Marc W.D. van der Burg, Technical Advisor, Netherlands Patent Office


Mr. F.W.E. Eijsvogels, Partner at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, Amsterdam

Other relevant information

Location: online

Time: 2 – 4 pm

PE points: 2

Costs: € 225,00

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