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Apple v Samsung: considering design and unfair competition
  • Cohausz & Florack
  • Germany
  • February 15 2012

The Dusseldorf Appeals Court has confirmed injunctive relief granted to Apple by the Dusseldorf District Court to prevent the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Tab 10.1

Global Employment Law - What's New? Winter 2016
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Belgium, China, European Union, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom
  • February 12 2016

Under the headline ‘building public trust’, Freshfields’ fourth annual Legal Landscape was launched in early January 2016, highlighting relevant

Richtlinie zu Geschäftsgeheimnissen verabschiedet (Trade Secrets Directive)
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 30 2016

Am 15. Juni 2016 wurde die EU Richtlinie 2016943 über den Schutz vertraulichen Know-Hows und vertraulicher Geschäftsinformationen

Germany: proving ownership of unregistered designs
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • October 22 2013

In a recent German case, a fashion retailer selling a bolero jacket called "Amisu" (pictured below) brought infringement proceedings against the

Judgments by German courts regarding trade dress infringement in 2012
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • March 25 2013

In a judgment of March 22, 2012 (file no. I ZR 2111), the German Federal Supreme Court (the Court) held that a toy set - of a sand box with tools -

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • December 11 2014

Design law in Germany consists of the Designs Act, harmonised to a substantial degree with the EU Designs Directive (9871EC) and the EU Community

German Federal Supreme Court: Relationship between national copyright law and national andor European design law (decision of November 13, 2013 Case I ZR 14312 GeburtstagszugBirthday Train)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

The question of conflict or overlap between copyright law and design law has never been the subject of legislation in Germany. Rather, the courts

No separate enforcement of individual elements of registered design
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 25 2012

The German Federal Court of Justice clarified that there is no protection of individual elements of a registered design against third party products unless such element is separately registered as an individual design

The new German Design Act - more than just a new name?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • March 25 2014

The German Design Act was amended as of 1 January 2014. The most important changes are: For many decades, German designs were called

Unfair competition design protection restricted in the case of interest and need for optical or aesthetic compatibility
  • Bock Legal
  • Germany
  • November 22 2013

You cannot only protect a design using the German Act on Design Patents. In Germany the Act against Unfair Competition also grants protection against