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

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
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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

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 -

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
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  • Germany
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  • 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

Apple v. Samsung: summary update

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
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  • Germany
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  • January 31 2012

Engadget has started a "Follow the Saga" feature concerning the ongoing Apple v. Samsung feud, including the most recent announcement that the ban on the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been upheld in Germany

Apple v. Samsung: "design around" in Germany

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
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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

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

Amendments to German intellectual property law

  • V.O. 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

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

Germany

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
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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