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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

Third party liability for information claims in trademark infringement cases

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • December 20 2013

The German Federal Court of Justice has referred questions to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) regarding the scope of information claims a

German Federal Court of Justice decides on the cancellation of the trademark "test"

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • December 20 2013

The German Federal Court of Justice clarifies that a consumer awareness of 43 is not sufficient to prove that a descriptive trademark, in this case

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

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

Requirements for non infringing keyword advertising with third party trademarks

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • January 31 2013

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

Protection of shape marks further weakened

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 20 2012

The Court of Appeal of Cologne reversed the decision of the District Court of Cologne which had granted an injunction against the chocolate producer Milka for infringing Ritter Sport's three-dimensional trademark

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

Coexistence of "Bavaria Holland Beer" trademark and the geographical indication "Bayerisches Bier" in Europe?

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany, Italy
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  • January 27 2012

In the multi-jurisdictional dispute between Bayerischer Brauerbund e.V. (Bavarian Brewers Association) who enjoys protected geographical indication (PGI) status for the term "Bayerisches Bier" ("Bavarian Beer") and the Dutch brewer Bavaria N.V. which owns the international trademark registration "BAVARIA HOLLAND BEER" for its beers, the German Federal Court of Justice and the Italian Court of Appeal of Turin ruled on the validity of Bavaria's trademark

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