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Chocolate bear beats gummy bear
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • September 24 2015

Can a wordmark with a particular meaning be infringed by a three-dimensional product design? Disputes regarding the infringement of a wordmark by a


Trade Secrets and Cloud Services: Is the Sky the Limit?
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Germany
  • May 5 2016

Germany is not only known as one of the best countries for enjoying beer and bratwurst, but it is also known as a country with some of the strictest


Trade secrets: will the trade secrets directive deliver a unified approach across the EU?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed the terms of a Trade Secrets Directive that aims to harmonise the definition and protection of


Trade Secrets Directive - Agreement between Commission, Parliament and Council
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 2 2016

On 15 December 2015, the EU Commission, the Council and the Parliament agreed on a final compromise text of a “Directive of the European Parliament


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 -


Germany
  • 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


Amendments to German intellectual property law
  • VO Patents & Trademarks
  • Germany
  • August 4 2014

Patent applications may now be submitted to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in any language, provided that a German translation is


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


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


Germany introduces design invalidity proceedings before the German patent and trademark office
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • January 8 2014

On 1 January 2014, a new Design Act came into force in Germany - Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Design (Designgesetz - DesignG). In a