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Germany: Unlicensed Hard Rock Cafe in Heidelberg Germany ceases operation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 1 2017

A restaurant with the same name which operated without a license in Heidelberg will cease to operate at the end of February. In return the Hard Rock


V-Log: Germany, Risk of IP litigation III - Cease and desist obligation duty to recall!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 25 2017

As mentioned in last week’s IP Enforcement Focus post, this v-log reports further on a very important decision by the German Federal Supreme Court


Landmark decision of the German Federal Supreme Court: Cease and desist orders comprise the obligation to recall infringing products
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 20 2017

The German Federal Supreme Court decided on the 29th September 2016, published on the 10th January 2017, to the surprise of many that a cease and


EU: Risk of IP litigation (Part I) - Cease and desist obligation duty to recall?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • December 16 2016

In this IP Enforcement Focus v-log, we report on a surprising decision by the German Supreme Court that has the potential to have enormous practical


Germany: no more deception of consumers by bogus “Hard Rock Cafe” in Heidelberg
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • September 10 2015

The Regional Court of Karlsruhe decided on 29th July 2015 that the use of the original Hard Rock Cafe logo for the operation and promotion of a bogus


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


Non-compliance with e-commerce rules is misleading advertisement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 10 2013

The Court of Appeal of Bremen (German version of the decision) has recently confirmed that competitors and consumer associations in Germany may challenge


Business statements in blogs without indication of the author have to be seen as commercial activities and therefore must be defined as misleading advertisement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • November 28 2012

The Court of Appeal of Munich had to decide about two main aspects concerning entries in internet forums: Could such blog- or Wikipedia-entries be classified as commercial activity and therefore be subject to the German Law on unfair Competition (UWG)?


Continuation of copyright sub-licenses following the expiry of the main license
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 25 2012

The Federal Court of Justice decided in two cases that a sub-license does not cease to exist if the main license expires


Copyright protection of TV characters in Germany
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • May 30 2012

The protection of TV characters like Mickey Mouse, Batman and Homer Simpson is not only important for making movies but also for marketing and merchandising