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Heraeus Kulzer GmbH v. Biomet, Inc., 633 F.3d 591 (7th Cir. Jan. 24, 2011)

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • Germany, USA
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  • May 5 2011

The Seventh Circuit ruled that petitioner Heraeus Kulzer was entitled to obtain discovery in the United States pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782 in support of its trade secret lawsuit against Biomet in German court

Judgments by German courts regarding trade dress infringement in 2012

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • March 25 2013

In a judgment of March 22, 2012 (file no. I ZR 2111), the German Federal Supreme Court (the Court) held that a toy set - of a sand box with tools -

Unfair competition design protection restricted in the case of interest and need for optical or aesthetic compatibility

  • Bock Legal
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  • Germany
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  • November 22 2013

You cannot only protect a design using the German Act on Design Patents. In Germany the Act against Unfair Competition also grants protection against

The new German Design Act - more than just a new name?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • March 25 2014

The German Design Act was amended as of 1 January 2014. The most important changes are: For many decades, German designs were called

Germany

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
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  • Germany
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  • January 31 2014

Design law in Germany consists of the Designs Act, harmonised to a substantial degree with the EU Designs Directive (9871EC) and the EU Community

Germany introduces design invalidity proceedings before the German patent and trademark office

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • January 8 2014

On 1 January 2014, a new Design Act came into force in Germany - Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Design (Designgesetz - DesignG). In a

Safeguarding secrets - a German employment law perspective

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • Germany
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  • March 24 2014

In the framework of contractual relationships that involve continued obligations, the issue of confidentiality typically combines conflicting

German Federal Supreme Court: Relationship between national copyright law and national andor European design law (decision of November 13, 2013 Case I ZR 14312 GeburtstagszugBirthday Train)

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
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  • Germany
  • -
  • March 24 2014

The question of conflict or overlap between copyright law and design law has never been the subject of legislation in Germany. Rather, the courts

Safeguarding secrets when employees leave

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • February 11 2014

Life sciences companies innovate rapidly and many of their employees, who drive the research and development on which these businesses are built, are

Amendments to German intellectual property law

  • VO Patents & Trademarks
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  • Germany
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  • August 4 2014

Patent applications may now be submitted to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in any language, provided that a German translation is