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Confectionary wars

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • Germany
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  • January 31 2013

Haribo, the confectionary manufacturer, has won a trade mark battle in Germany against Swiss chocolatier Lindt, over the chocolate manufacturers' use

The use of well-known trademarks as AdWords is permissible in principle

  • Bock Legal
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  • Germany
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  • January 27 2014

Within the scope of AdWords advertisements offered by the search engine operator Google, customers can reserve trademarks that are also protected

Transit of counterfeit Estée Lauder products stopped under German tort law

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • January 20 2011

The Court of Appeal of Berlin held that the transit of counterfeit products through Germany under customs surveillance, threatening to infringe trademark rights in the country of destination, constitutes a tortious act in Germany

Sequestration of infringing products in preliminary proceedings

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 22 2010

Counterfeiters are a huge problem for the holders of design or trademark rights

Polar bear trade mark given to Berlin zoo

  • Marks & Clerk LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • September 17 2013

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in favour of Berlin Zoo, home to Knut the polar bear from 2006 to 2011, in a scuffle with

Letter ‘M’ as a wordmark for ‘sports cars’ eligible for protection in Germany

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • July 25 2013

On 14 November 2012 the German Federal Patent Court decided (file no. 28 W (pat) 51811) that the letter "M" in the context of "sports cars" in class

German Federal Supreme Court: Genuine use of a Community trademark exclusively used in Germany Use of a mark as part of a company name (decision of February 6, 2013 Case I ZR 10611 VOODOO)

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
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  • Germany
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  • November 19 2013

The present decision of the Federal Supreme Court is a further decision on the widely debated issue concerning the question whether use of a

Compulsory use of Community trademarks

  • Bock Legal
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  • Germany
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  • January 24 2014

Registered trademarks must be used within five years from the date of registration. If you do not use them within this five-year period, you cannot

Germany

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
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  • Germany
  • -
  • April 23 2013

Germany is a signatory to all relevant international IP protection agreements, including:

Going shopping in Germany

  • Siebeke Lange Wilbert
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  • Germany
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  • May 4 2011

In choosing a litigation strategy, brand owners would be advised to choose their venue, as well as the precise course of action, carefully