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Keyword advertising with third party trademarks does not infringe if visually separated from search results
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 5 2013

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

Made in China, but staying in the US: German trade association attempts to prevent knockoff knives from leaving the US in trademark dispute
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • February 12 2013

On December 14, 2012, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid (the Chamber) filed a motion for preliminary injunction

De voorstelling van de inrichting van een verkoopruimte kan ingeschreven worden als Gemeenschapsmerk
  • Stibbe
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 1 2014

Op 10 juli 2010 besliste het Europese Hof van Justitie in de zaak C-42113 dat de voorstelling van de inrichting van een verkoopruimte kan worden

Not so unitary after all? Cease & desist and damages claims law in EUTM infringements
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 9 2016

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt recently ruled on the territorial scope of cease and desist claims and the law applicable to damages claims in

Pippi Langstrumpf: BPatG entscheidet zur Schutzfähigkeit von Romanfiguren als Marke
  • DLA Piper
  • Germany
  • November 14 2016

Das Bundespatentgericht (BPatG) hat in zwei Beschlüssen zur Frage der markenrechtlichen Schutzfähigkeit der Begriffe “Pippi Langstrumpf” (DE30162491

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

Got up again!
  • Dehns
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 15 2014

In March 2013 I reported ('Get Up and Go') that Apple Inc. had managed to register in the USA designs as trademarks in relation to their retail

More than just a catchy beer slogan
  • KUHNEN & WACKER Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Germany
  • December 17 2014

With thousands of competing products worldwide, the beer business is becoming a crowded field - so there is more likely to be conflict between brand

German Federal Patent Court: Name of a famous writer is not registrable as a trademark for writing instruments (decision of May 15, 2013 Case 29 W pat 7512 Mark Twain)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

The German Federal Patent Court ordered the Cancellation of the word mark "MARK TWAIN" for writing instruments stating in the essence the following:

German Federal Supreme Court: Liability of purchasers of keywords for trademark infringement (decision of June 27, 2013 Case I ZR 5312 Fleurop)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

On June 27, 2013, the German Federal Supreme Court ruled once again on the question of liability of purchasers of keywords for trademark infringement