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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


Germany, Regional Court Düsseldorf: infringement of design rights can be costly!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 18 2015

Recently, the Regional Court Düsseldorf decided on the amount of damages a plaintiff can claim in the case of an infringement of design rights. The


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


Automotive designs: Do replica car wheels infringe design rights or do they fall within the repair exception?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Germany, Italy, European Union
  • December 9 2016

Acacia, the manufacturer of replica car wheels, has been sued in the Italian and German courts by Audi, BMW and the owners of Porsche for producing


Global Employment Law Update - Germany
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • November 9 2016

Employees in Germany are subject to a number of obligations towards their employer. In particular, employees are obliged to be loyal to their


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


Protecting and enforcing design rights: Germany
  • Krieger Mes & Graf v Der Groeben
  • Germany
  • November 24 2016

German registered designs are governed by the Design Act, which was recently renamed to reflect the fact that German registered designs are now


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 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


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