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Germany: no more deception of consumers by bogus “Hard Rock Cafe” in Heidelberg
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • September 10 2015

The Regional Court of Karlsruhe decided on 29th July 2015 that the use of the original Hard Rock Cafe logo for the operation and promotion of a bogus

EuGH zum Rubik’s Cube: Alles zurück auf Anfang
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 12 2016

Der EuGH hat mit seinem Urteil vom 10. November 2016 (C-3015 P) das Urteil seiner Vorinstanz aufgehoben, das den Markenschutz für den Rubik’s Cube

Cologne Appeal Court: infringement of a three-dimensional trademark of the shape of a chocolate piece (decision of August 15, 2014 Case No 6 U 914 chocolate piece)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • May 25 2015

Only once in a while a three dimensional trademark finds its way to the registry of a national or the Community trademark office. It is all the more

Weak term 'med' included when assessing similarity of trademarks
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • March 23 2016

The Federal Patent Court recently held that the marks FEDAMED and SEBAMED were confusingly similar. When assessing the likelihood of confusion, the

Intellectual property trademarks
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Germany
  • June 11 2015

The German Federal Court of Justice decided that the holder of an older trademark is allowed to demand for the cancellation of a registered

Litigation procedures and strategies: Germany
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 13 2016

Within the European Union, Germany is one of the most attractive jurisdictions because its courts have a reputation for expertise and efficiency, both

BrandWrites - May 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the sale by the well-known retailer Topshop of a t-shirt bearing an image of the famous pop

FCO takes actions against ban on platform sales
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • November 21 2014

Online marketplaces are Internet platforms that are not operated by a dealer itself, but merely provide the hosting performance for dealers

German Football Association’s logo currently does not violate German law
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • Germany, USA
  • October 30 2014

I previously discussed the dilemma the German Football Association (Deutscher Fussballbund or DFB) is due to a potential trademark violation of its

Court of Justice of the European Union: opposition against Community trademark application based on a national German mark proof of genuine use amount of use and territorial scope of use review by Court of Justice (decision of July 17, 2014 Case C-14113 P Reber v OHIM and Wedl & Hofmann Wlzertraum)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 16 2014

Reber Holding brought an opposition against Wedl & Hofmann's Community trademark application Click here to view mark. For coffee and sugar in class