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Higher Regional Court of Cologne: Customer review with care - they could be advertising
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 3 2017

The Higher Regional Court of Cologne decided in its ruling of May 24, 2017 (OLG Köln 6 U 16116) that the publication of customer reviews on a


Hard Rock Cafe II - Acquiescence in IP infringement cases
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • May 4 2017

In Part II of this IP Enforcement focus v-log (see part I), we talk about the topic of acquiescence in IP infringement cases using the example of the


Hard Rock Cafe I - Relying on unfair competition claims when claimant has no earlier trademark rights
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • April 6 2017

In this two-part IP Enforcement v-log, we talk about the implication of earlier company name rights and the possibility to rely on unfair competition


Germany: Unlicensed Hard Rock Cafe in Heidelberg Germany ceases operation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 1 2017

A restaurant with the same name which operated without a license in Heidelberg will cease to operate at the end of February. In return the Hard Rock


V-Log: Germany, Risk of IP litigation III - Cease and desist obligation duty to recall!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 25 2017

As mentioned in last week’s IP Enforcement Focus post, this v-log reports further on a very important decision by the German Federal Supreme Court


Landmark decision of the German Federal Supreme Court: Cease and desist orders comprise the obligation to recall infringing products
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 20 2017

The German Federal Supreme Court decided on the 29th September 2016, published on the 10th January 2017, to the surprise of many that a cease and


EU: Risk of IP litigation (Part I) - Cease and desist obligation duty to recall?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • December 16 2016

In this IP Enforcement Focus v-log, we report on a surprising decision by the German Supreme Court that has the potential to have enormous practical


Germany: no more deception of consumers by bogus “Hard Rock Cafe” in Heidelberg
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • September 10 2015

The Regional Court of Karlsruhe decided on 29th July 2015 that the use of the original Hard Rock Cafe logo for the operation and promotion of a bogus


Germany German Federal Court of Justice: good news for brand owners: the parody exception does not justify the registration of a trademark
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • April 28 2015

Last week the German Federal Court of Justice affirmed a decision of the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg ordering the owner of a trademark, which was


Non-compliance with e-commerce rules is misleading advertisement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 10 2013

The Court of Appeal of Bremen (German version of the decision) has recently confirmed that competitors and consumer associations in Germany may challenge