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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


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


Germany: BHG rules on blue market recognition and survey tuning for single colour marks
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 17 2015

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) handed down its ruling last week on an invalidity action brought against a blue colour mark of German beauty


German Federal Court of Justice: the bank secret is not absolute!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 26 2015

The concept of banking secrecy does not work absolutely. The right to refuse information on a (known) account holder has to be balanced against


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


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


Requirements for non infringing keyword advertising with third party trademarks
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 31 2013

The Federal Court of Justice confirmed its case-law on the admissibility of keyword advertising with third party trademarks. The function of the


German Federal Court of Justice decides on the cancellation of the trademark "test"
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • December 20 2013

The German Federal Court of Justice clarifies that a consumer awareness of 43 is not sufficient to prove that a descriptive trademark, in this case


Third party liability for information claims in trademark infringement cases
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • December 20 2013

The German Federal Court of Justice has referred questions to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) regarding the scope of information claims a


Long slogans lack distinctiveness in general
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 14 2010

The Federal Court of Justice decided on the distinctiveness of long slogans and held that, in general, the relevant public did not perceive long slogans as an indication of origin