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The Need for Comprehensive Defense of European Union Trademarks against Third Parties’ Use

European Union - December 6 2018 According to a recent judgment of the General Court of the European Union (GCEU), a European Union Trade Mark has to be revoked in its entirety...


Refilling as Trademark Infringement

Germany - November 29 2018 According to a recent judgment of the German Federal Supreme Court, refilling of commercial towel dispensers with third party paper towels will often...


General Court Delivers Another Painful Blow Against 3D Marks

European Union - September 28 2018 It is difficult to obtain trade mark protection for sign consisting of a product's shape. According to a brand-new judgment of the General Court of...


Regional Court of Hamburg Confirms Effective Enforcement of Patents at German Trade Fairs

Germany - July 25 2018 The presentation of products at German trade fairs constitutes an “offer” that the owner of pertinent patent rights can attack before the German...


The Value of Foreign Company Name Elements in German Trademark Litigation

Germany - July 17 2018 Foreign company name elements constitute a very valuable tool against third parties’ use of similar...