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

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • 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

Prior art does not invalidate Wrigley's Community design for blister cards

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • January 20 2011

WM. Wrigley JR Company (Wrigley) is the owner of a Community design for blister cards

No separate enforcement of individual elements of registered design

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • October 25 2012

The German Federal Court of Justice clarified that there is no protection of individual elements of a registered design against third party products unless such element is separately registered as an individual design

Infringement of Alessi's design for "blow up" coaster; on the assessment of the scope of protection

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Germany
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  • January 20 2011

The Federal Court of Justice decided on the infringement of a Community design for coasters

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

European Court of Justice: angry face constitutes individual character of community design

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • January 31 2013

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) confirmed that the comparison of the overall impression conveyed by two opposing designs does not necessarily