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Europe: Motor vehicle rims trigger CJEU ruling on scope of repair clause in Design Regulation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 30 2016

The German Federal High Court (Bundesgerichtshof - “BGH”) has asked the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) to rule on the reach of the “repair


Tell me more, tell me moreThe right to obtain information according to the 9th amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (part 2)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • June 13 2017

In the new ARC, confidential information and trade secrets still enjoy special protection. The reason is clear: as soon as secret information is


Germany, Regional Court Düsseldorf: infringement of design rights can be costly!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 18 2015

Recently, the Regional Court Düsseldorf decided on the amount of damages a plaintiff can claim in the case of an infringement of design rights. The


Protecting and enforcing design rights: Germany
  • Krieger Mes & Graf v Der Groeben
  • Germany
  • November 24 2016

German registered designs are governed by the Design Act, which was recently renamed to reflect the fact that German registered designs are now


Trade Secrets and Cloud Services: Is the Sky the Limit?
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Germany
  • May 5 2016

Germany is not only known as one of the best countries for enjoying beer and bratwurst, but it is also known as a country with some of the strictest


Chocolate bear beats gummy bear
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • September 24 2015

Can a wordmark with a particular meaning be infringed by a three-dimensional product design? Disputes regarding the infringement of a wordmark by a


Germany
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • January 31 2014

Design law in Germany consists of the Designs Act, harmonised to a substantial degree with the EU Designs Directive (9871EC) and the EU Community


Safeguarding secrets when employees leave
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
  • February 11 2014

Life sciences companies innovate rapidly and many of their employees, who drive the research and development on which these businesses are built, are


Lindt hopping mad after losing German court battle
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Germany
  • April 5 2013

Whilst the Easter bunny was busy preparing for the Easter rush, Lindt was busy licking its wounds and counting its losses last Thursday, after a


Safeguarding secrets - a German employment law perspective
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

In the framework of contractual relationships that involve continued obligations, the issue of confidentiality typically combines conflicting