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EU customs action: international marks

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • September 16 2009

In Zino Davidoff SA v Bundesfinanzdirektion Südost C-30208 2 July 2009 (unreported) the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that a Madrid Protocol mark designating the Community has the same effect as a Community trade mark (CTM) for the purposes of Article 5(4) of the Customs Regulation (13832003EC

German Federal Court of Justice takes a stand in Orange Book Standard

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Germany
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  • July 27 2009

The antitrust division of the Federal Court of Justice in Germany delivered a landmark judgment in the Orange Book Standard proceeding dealing with the use of the so-called "compulsory license objection under anti-trust law

Sui generis right - concept of extraction

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • November 25 2008

Following a reference from the German courts, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has, in Directmedia Publishing GmbH v Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, provided guidance on, and given a broad scope to, the concept of extraction in the context of infringement of the database right

ECJ rules that only cheese from Parmigiano region qualifies as “Parmesan”

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 29 2008

On 26 February 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed the European Commission’s action against Germany but confirmed that only cheese bearing the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) “Parmigiano Reggiano” can be sold under the name “Parmesan”

Second basket of German copyright reform closes loophole on file-sharing, frees treasures from studios’ archives

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Germany
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  • February 13 2008

In July 2007, the Lower House of German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) passed a long-awaited bill to amend the German Copyright Act

German Federal Patent Court invalidates Pfizer’s Lipitor patent

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Germany
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  • December 28 2007

Invalidating all relevant claims of the patent-in-suit, the Federal Patent Court of Germany handed down a decision for Ranbaxy Laboratories’ German subsidiary Basics GmbH in its case against Warner Lambert’s European Patent 0,409,281 (EP ’281) owned by Pfizer