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Germany, Regional Court Düsseldorf: infringement of design rights can be costly!

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • February 18 2015

Recently, the Regional Court Düsseldorf decided on the amount of damages a plaintiff can claim in the case of an infringement of design rights. The

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

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

Recent amendments of German design law old wine in new skins?

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
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  • Germany
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  • November 19 2013

Whoever is interested in protecting the two- or three-dimensional outer appearance of a product is well-advised seeking protection by way of a

Principle of "res judicata" in design cases: OHIM Board of Appeal is bound by decision of German court in infringement proceeding ruling a design to be invalid

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • July 22 2010

In this case, the Community design registration by Sport-Service-Lorinser Sportliche Ausrüstungen GmbH (Lorinser) for vehicle wheel rims was challenged by RH Alurad Höffken GmbH (RH) who claimed it was identical with its earlier German design and therefore lacked novelty and individual character

Infringement of Daimler's designs by producer of stretched cars

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 22 2010

The German car maker Daimler AG is the owner of several Community designs for its Mercedes S-Class cars, namely for the standard model

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

Infringement of Alessi's design for "blow up" coaster; on the assessment of the scope of protection

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • January 20 2011

The Federal Court of Justice decided on the infringement of a Community design for coasters

Depiction of Deutsche Bahn's "ICE" high speed train in developer's marketing brochure infringes design rights

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 21 2011

The Federal Court of Justice held that the depiction of a design is not permissible under the right of citation if it is only used for advertising purposes

Apple v. Samsung: "design around" in Germany

  • OBLON
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  • Germany
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  • November 21 2011

On November 16, 2011, FOSS Patents reported on Samsung releasing an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a revised visual design