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Aesthetic effect of (fashion) design alone may not account for copyright protection

Germany - October 17 2019 What may be considered beautiful or ugly, art or kitsch, obviously lies in the eye of the beholder. Whether the design of an object of utility...

Kein Monopol auf Schönes“ - Ästhetische Wirkung von (Mode-)design allein rechtfertigt keinen Urheberrechtsschutz

Germany - October 8 2019 Was als schön oder hässlich, als Kunst oder Kitsch gelten mag, ist naturgemäß Sache des Betrachters. Ob das Design eines Gebrauchsgegenstands...

Süßwarenindustrie Spezial

European Union, Germany - February 9 2017 Aktuelle Rechtsprechung zum Marken-, Design- und Wettbewerbsrecht, IT & Digital Business, Handels- und Vertriebsrecht, Arbeitsrecht sowie Steuerrecht...

Dr. Ilja Czernik, Margret Knitter, Georg Delhaes, Markus von Fuchs.

Confectionery Industry Special

United Kingdom, European Union, Global - January 30 2017 Not every sign is worthy of protection as a trademark. The crucial obstacle to registration is distinctive character. This is the qualification...

Margret Knitter.

No to the EU - Yes to the EU patent: United Kingdom paves the way for the Unitary Patent

United Kingdom, European Union - December 1 2016 On Monday in Brussels, the UK government surprisingly announced its intention to ratify the agreement on a Unified Patent Court despite the Brexit...