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Judgments by German courts regarding trade dress infringement in 2012

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • 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

Germany: proving ownership of unregistered designs

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • October 22 2013

In a recent German case, a fashion retailer selling a bolero jacket called "Amisu" (pictured below) brought infringement proceedings against the

Protecting trade secrets in Germany

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • Germany
  • -
  • August 8 2013

As Europe's largest economy, one might expect Germany to provide robust protection of intellectual property assets such as trade secrets It's true

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

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

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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

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
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • July 22 2010

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