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Use of "VW" logo in advertisement of independent garage infringes Volkswagen's trademark rights
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 21 2011

The Federal Court of Justice decided that the use of the figurative trademark “VW” by an independent garage infringed Volkswagen's trademark rights


Protection of shape marks further weakened
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 20 2012

The Court of Appeal of Cologne reversed the decision of the District Court of Cologne which had granted an injunction against the chocolate producer Milka for infringing Ritter Sport's three-dimensional trademark


3D-Printing How are trademarks affected?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • August 26 2016

From a legal perspective, the new technology of 3D-printing particularly affects industrial property rights. Printed products may infringe patents


Coexistence of "Bavaria Holland Beer" trademark and the geographical indication "Bayerisches Bier" in Europe?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany, Italy
  • January 27 2012

In the multi-jurisdictional dispute between Bayerischer Brauerbund e.V. (Bavarian Brewers Association) who enjoys protected geographical indication (PGI) status for the term "Bayerisches Bier" ("Bavarian Beer") and the Dutch brewer Bavaria N.V. which owns the international trademark registration "BAVARIA HOLLAND BEER" for its beers, the German Federal Court of Justice and the Italian Court of Appeal of Turin ruled on the validity of Bavaria's trademark


Not so unitary after all? Cease & desist and damages claims law in EUTM infringements
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 9 2016

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt recently ruled on the territorial scope of cease and desist claims and the law applicable to damages claims in


Names of famous artists as trademarks when is the use really genuine?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 20 2012

The German Federal Court of Justice decided that neither the use of the sign "ZAPPA" as part of a domain name ("zappa.com") nor as part of the sign "Zappa Records" constituted right-preserving genuine use of a trademark under Articles 15 (1) and (2a) EC Regulation 4094


Imprint of former Eastern Cloc symbols on clothes does not constitute use as a trademark - Federal Court of Justice, Decisions of 14 January 2010, I ZR 8208 ("CCCR") and I ZR 9208 ("DDR")
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 14 2010

The Federal Court of Justice decided in two cases that the use of Eastern Bloc symbols as imprints on clothes does not constitute use as a trademark as the relevant public does not perceive them as indications of commercial origin


Germany: WUNDER-BAUM Air Freshener is a famous trademark
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • December 22 2016

Almost everyone knows the "WUNDER-BAUM" Tree hanging from the rear view mirror of so many cars. Behind this little air freshener stands a


EU Germany, Higher Regional Court Dresden: the domain “flüge.de” does not infringe the domain “fluege.de”
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 4 2015

The Higher Regional Court Dresden has taken a decision involving a dispute between two domain owners. The appellant operates the website


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