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IP Assignment Clauses in German Employment Contracts

Germany - September 5 2018 IP rights are territorial rights; legal relationships to these IP rights are therefore mainly shaped by national laws. For these reasons, it will not...


Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court strengthens prior use right defence in patent infringement cases

Germany - August 24 2018 In its judgment dated 14th March 2018 the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court strengthened the position of defendants invoking prior use rights. The...


German Federal Court of Justice: Court facilitates reimbursement of legal costs spent for identifying infringers - “Riptide” I ZR 26516, judgment dated 22nd March 2018.

Germany - August 2 2018 The illegal distribution of copyright protected works via internet file sharing platforms is pervasive. Based on the information claims provided by...


WTO upholds Australia’s plain packaging laws

Australia - July 23 2018 On June 28, 2018, the WTO issued a 888 pages strong report on the complaints brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Indonesia...

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Germany: No suspension for effecting service of third-party notice

Germany - July 5 2018 The German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) held in a decision dated March 22nd, 2018 that a suspension of an infringement case must not be based on a...