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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

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

Burden of proof in counterfeit and parallel import cases

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • April 26 2012

The Federal Court of Justice held that in a counterfeit case the trademark owner is not obliged to prove the counterfeit nature of the product but it is for the defendant to prove the product's authenticity and the exhaustion of the trademark rights

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

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

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

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

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

Keyword advertising with third party trademarks does not infringe if visually separated from search results

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • February 5 2013

The Federal Court of Justice has confirmed its case-law on the admissibility of keyword advertising with third party trademarks. The function of the

"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