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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

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

Germany German Federal Court of Justice: good news for brand owners: the parody exception does not justify the registration of a trademark
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • April 28 2015

Last week the German Federal Court of Justice affirmed a decision of the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg ordering the owner of a trademark, which was

Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia rules on liability of German parallel importer for violation of (local) distribution law by a pharmaceutical wholesaler in another EU Member State
  • Eversheds
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 6 2016

Parallel imports of medicines are, in principle, permitted within the EU. In particular, the price differences in different countries for medicines

German Federal Supreme Court decides another matter regarding keyword advertising
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • March 25 2013

On December 14, 2012 the German Federal Supreme Court had to decide once more in a case regarding the admissibility of keyword advertising. The Court

Pippi Langstrumpf: BPatG entscheidet zur Schutzfähigkeit von Romanfiguren als Marke
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • November 14 2016

Das Bundespatentgericht (BPatG) hat in zwei Beschlüssen zur Frage der markenrechtlichen Schutzfähigkeit der Begriffe “Pippi Langstrumpf” (DE30162491

La infracción de marca de la UE no conlleva necesariamente la prohibición paneuropea de la conducta
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 11 2016

La infracción de una Marca de la Unión Europea (“Marca UE") no faculta a su titular a obtener en todos los casos una prohibición judicial de la

CJEU confirms the layout of a retail store may be registrable as a trade mark
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 18 2014

The CJEU has confirmed that a retail store design may be registrable as a trade mark. The case concerns an application by Apple to register a

Not so unitary after all? Cease & desist and damages claims law in EUTM infringements
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 9 2016

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt recently ruled on the territorial scope of cease and desist claims and the law applicable to damages claims in

Got up again!
  • Dehns
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 15 2014

In March 2013 I reported ('Get Up and Go') that Apple Inc. had managed to register in the USA designs as trademarks in relation to their retail