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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

English Court rules on applicable law of world-wide co-existence agreement for Merck trade mark
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 21 2014

The English High Court today handed down judgment as to which law governs an Agreement between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ("KGaA") and Merck

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

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

  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • February 13 2015

By law, a company can market a pharmaceutical product only once it has received marketing authorisation. Marketing authorisation can be obtained

Intellectual property trademarks
  • Eversheds 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

Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston (16 May 2013)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 11 2013

Advocate General Sharpston (AG) has provided further guidance on the interpretation of the provisions of the CTMIR relating to the time limits for

A German perspective on pharmaceutical protection
  • Meissner Bolte & Partner
  • Germany
  • December 20 2013

According to information available from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology website, for many years the Germany pharmaceutical industry

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

German Federal Supreme Court: Requirements for the cancellation of a trademark due to absolute grounds Absence of distinctiveness at time of application (decision of November 6, 2013 Case I ZB 5912 Smartbook)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • July 14 2014

Smartbook AG is the owner of the German trademark No 305 05 515 "smartbook" (word mark), filed on February 01, 2005, and registered on