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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


Using a photograph as embedded content copyright relevant "making available" or not?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 27 2012

The Court of Appeal of Düsseldorf decided that the use of a photograph as "embedded content" on a website constitutes a "making available to the public" and, therefore, requires the authorization by the copyright owner


Limited scope of FIFA's commercialization rights on the Football World Cup
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 22 2010

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) owns numerous trademarks in relation to the Football World Cups 2006 in Germany and 2010 in South Africa


Sequestration of infringing products in preliminary proceedings
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 22 2010

Counterfeiters are a huge problem for the holders of design or trademark rights


Morten Petersenn
  • Hogan Lovells