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Polar bear trade mark given to Berlin zoo
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 17 2013

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in favour of Berlin Zoo, home to Knut the polar bear from 2006 to 2011, in a scuffle with


German Supreme Court: Coexistence of conflicting marks over a long period Acquiescence and prescription (statute of limitations)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • November 19 2013

In a case of first impression, the German Supreme Court re-assessed the parallel application of trademark law and unfair competition law (prevention


The use of well-known trademarks as AdWords is permissible in principle
  • Bock Legal
  • Germany
  • January 27 2014

Within the scope of AdWords advertisements offered by the search engine operator Google, customers can reserve trademarks that are also protected


German Federal Patent Court: Name of a famous writer is not registrable as a trademark for writing instruments (decision of May 15, 2013 Case 29 W pat 7512 Mark Twain)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

The German Federal Patent Court ordered the Cancellation of the word mark "MARK TWAIN" for writing instruments stating in the essence the following:


German Federal Supreme Court: Liability of purchasers of keywords for trademark infringement (decision of June 27, 2013 Case I ZR 5312 Fleurop)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

On June 27, 2013, the German Federal Supreme Court ruled once again on the question of liability of purchasers of keywords for trademark infringement


Enforcement and keywords defining key limits
  • Meissner Bolte & Partner
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 28 2013

Enforcement of trademark rights online remains a challenge and advertisers would be well advised to observe the limits established on the use of


Banks beware: IP rights may trump customer confidentiality
  • RPC
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 27 2013

The German Supreme Court has recently asked the Court of Justice of the European (CJEU) whether a bank can refuse to disclose confidential


Latest decision by the German Federal Supreme Court regarding the scope of protection of well-known trademarks
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • July 25 2013

On 11 April 2013 the German Federal Supreme Court had to decide on the scope of protection of well-known trademarks (file no. I ZR 21411). The


Compulsory use of Community trademarks
  • Bock Legal
  • Germany
  • January 24 2014

Registered trademarks must be used within five years from the date of registration. If you do not use them within this five-year period, you cannot


CJEU judgment regarding the modernisation of marks under German trademark law
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 25 2013

With a judgment of October 25, 2012 (file no. C-55311) the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") provided owners of trademark rights with