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Protectability of a design, the representations of which show different embodiments of a product - Federal Court of Justice, decisions of Dec. 20, 2018, docket nos. I ZB 2518 - Sporthelm sports helmet and I ZB 2618 - Sportbrille sports glasses

Germany - July 31 2019 In two groundbreaking decisions that change the settled case law, the Federal Court of Justice continues the trend of the last years: The...

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Schutzfähigkeit eines Designs dessen Darstellungen verschiedene Ausführungsformen eines Erzeugnisses erkennen lassen - Bundesgerichtshof, Beschlüsse vom 20. Dezember 2018, Az. I ZB 2518 - Sporthelm und I ZB 2618 - Sportbrille

Germany - July 31 2019 In zwei wegweisenden - und richtungsändernden - Entscheidungen führt der Bundesgerichtshof die Tendenz der letzten Jahre fort: Die Wiedergaben eines...

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"Hard" Brexit? - What happens to EU trademarks and Community designs?

United Kingdom, European Union - February 26 2019 On March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU). If this should happen without an agreement, i.e. In case of a “hard...

Claus M. Eckhartt, Pascal Böhner, Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl, Dr. Henning Hartwig.

"Harter" Brexit? Was geschieht mit Unionsmarken und Gemeinschaftsgeschmacksmustern?

United Kingdom, European Union - February 26 2019 Am 29. März 2019 wird das Vereinigte Königreich die Europäische Union (EU) verlassen. Geschieht dies ohne eine Vereinbarung, also durch einen...

Claus M. Eckhartt, Pascal Böhner, Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl, Dr. Henning Hartwig.

Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): Features not protectable by design law, if, from an objective point of view, they have been chosen solely on the basis of considerations of functionality (Judgment of March 8, 2018, Case C-39516 - DOCERAM)

European Union, Germany - March 23 2018 The CJEU has rendered the long-awaited judgment in a preliminary ruling requested by the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. The Higher Regional...