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Förderverein ExperiMINTa, a scientific museum, receives assistance in defending against abuse and unfair exploitation of its name, as well as advice on human resource issues

Clients Forderverein ExperiMINTa Frankfurt am Main e.V.

Andreas Ebert-Weidenfeller and Julia Zange of the Frankfurt office have advised the Frankfurt non-profit organization, ExperiMINTa, on various issues. Andreas assisted them with domain name issues. A group of volunteers founded ExperiMINTa with the aim to establish a science center in the Rhine-Main-Area. This special type of museum provides hands-on experience in the fields of mathematics and natural sciences and invites its guests to become active in experimenting and questioning natural phenomena. The opening took place on March 1, 2011. ExperiMINTa required IP advice because a third party registered various top level domains, such as experiminta.org, experiminta.eu, and channeled traffic to the website of a small private-run exhibition center for experimenting. Jones Day obtained a cease and desist declaration from the other party who refrained from further using these domain names. In addition, Julia Zange advised ExperiMINTa on various Human Resource issues, including social security and employment. One such effort resulted in students working part-time during their studies in support positions as well as guides at the Center.

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