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Use of "VW" logo in advertisement of independent garage infringes Volkswagen's trademark rights

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 21 2011

The Federal Court of Justice decided that the use of the figurative trademark “VW” by an independent garage infringed Volkswagen's trademark rights

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

Imprint of former Eastern Cloc symbols on clothes does not constitute use as a trademark - Federal Court of Justice, Decisions of 14 January 2010, I ZR 8208 ("CCCR") and I ZR 9208 ("DDR")

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • October 14 2010

The Federal Court of Justice decided in two cases that the use of Eastern Bloc symbols as imprints on clothes does not constitute use as a trademark as the relevant public does not perceive them as indications of commercial origin

Assessment of distinctiveness of a word mark shall also take into account the common kinds of its use

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • January 20 2011

The Federal Court of Justice ruled that for the assessment of the distinctiveness of a trademark, the common kinds of its use shall also be taken into account

Limited scope of FIFA's commercialization rights on the Football World Cup

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 22 2010

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) owns numerous trademarks in relation to the Football World Cups 2006 in Germany and 2010 in South Africa

Trademark protection for simple figurative signs on shoes

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • April 14 2011

In a series of recent decisions the Federal Patent Court softened its strict approach for assessing the distinctiveness of figurative signs for use on products

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

"SUPERgirl" the relevance of prior registrations

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • April 14 2011

The Federal Court of Justice stated that the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) is not obliged to disclose its reasons for a dissenting decision regarding prior registrations

A trap for the speedy FIREFOX? Fighting fraudulent websites offering downloads of Mozilla FIREFOX software

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 22 2010

Fraudulent online traps are a phenomenon frequently encountered in Germany

Long slogans lack distinctiveness in general

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • October 14 2010

The Federal Court of Justice decided on the distinctiveness of long slogans and held that, in general, the relevant public did not perceive long slogans as an indication of origin