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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
  • Germany, European Union
  • 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


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


German Federal Supreme Court: use of yellow colour for language learning software by Rosetta Stone infringes yellow colour mark of Langenscheidt (decision of September 18, 2014 case I ZR 22812 Gelbe WörterbücherYellow Dictionaries)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • December 16 2014

Since 1956 the German publisher Langenscheidt distributes its printed dictionaries in a specific yellow color, since the 1980s it also markets other


EU Germany, Higher Regional Court Dresden: the domain “flüge.de” does not infringe the domain “fluege.de”
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 4 2015

The Higher Regional Court Dresden has taken a decision involving a dispute between two domain owners. The appellant operates the website


Germany
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • April 24 2014

Germany is a signatory to all relevant international IP protection agreements, including: the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial


Lindt loses its golden easter bunny battle
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 1 2013

For the last 13 years, Zurich confectioner Lindt has been at war with German chocolatier Confiserie Riegelein in an effort to prevent it from selling


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


Third party liability for information claims in trademark infringement cases
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • December 20 2013

The German Federal Court of Justice has referred questions to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) regarding the scope of information claims a


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