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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 Federal Court of Justice decides on the cancellation of the trademark "test"
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • 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


German Federal Supreme Court: Need for aesthetic compatibility between original and imitation will defeat claim of misappropriation based on likelihood of confusion (decision of January 24, 2013 Case I ZR 13611 RegalsystemShelving System)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • November 19 2013

In a recent decision, the German Federal Supreme Court annulled a decision of the Cologne Appeal Court which had confirmed claims against


German Federal Supreme Court: Genuine use of a Community trademark exclusively used in Germany Use of a mark as part of a company name (decision of February 6, 2013 Case I ZR 10611 VOODOO)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • November 19 2013

The present decision of the Federal Supreme Court is a further decision on the widely debated issue concerning the question whether use of a


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


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


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


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


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


Made in China, but staying in the US: German trade association attempts to prevent knockoff knives from leaving the US in trademark dispute
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • February 12 2013

On December 14, 2012, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid (the Chamber) filed a motion for preliminary injunction