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Das Markenmodernisierungsgesetz – Zu den wichtigsten Änderungen
Das Markenrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz setzt die Richtlinie (EU) 2015/2436 (Markenrichtlinie) in das deutsche Recht um und ist gerade am 14. Januar 2019 in Bezug auf die meisten Änderungen und Neuerungen in Kraft getreten.
24 Jan 2019
Court Of Justice Of The EU: Louboutin's Red Sole Trademark Is Valid
On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Christian Louboutin's red sole trademark was valid (Case C-163/16).
European Union
22 Jun 2018
BREXIT – Commission Consistent With IP Industry Demands
In preparation of Brexit, the European Commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on 28 February 2018, which sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU.
European Union
13 Mar 2018
The General Court Of The European Union Rules On The Immorality Of The Movie Title „Fack ju Göhte"
Back in 2015 Constantin Film AG, the production company of the German movie „Fack ju Göhte", filed an European Union trademark application for its movie title „Fack ju Göhte" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
European Union
20 Feb 2018
We Wish You A Happy Christmas! Enjoy Your Time At The Christkindlesmarkt!
The owner of the mark disagreed and filed a complaint against this cancellation decision with the German Federal Patent Court.
22 Dec 2017
Court Of Justice Of The EU Ruled On The Use Of Trade Marks As Indication Of Quality
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
European Union
11 Sep 2017
Court Of Justice Of The EU: The Shape Of The Rubik's Cube Cannot Be Trademarked
The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian architect Ernő Rubik.
European Union
24 Nov 2016
Tattoo Copyright Cases Give An Inkling Of What's To Come
It is only one example of many, but it grasps the very essence of the issue: In 2013, a New York City coffee shop owner got a tattoo on his right hand saying "I [coffee cup] NY."
2 Nov 2016
The Brazilian Olympics And Intellectual Property
Germany, as another example, also put some special legislation into place.
15 Aug 2016
EU General Court: FC Barcelona Loses Dispute over Its CULE Trademark
On 16 June 2016, the General Court of the European Union rejected an opposition by Fútbol Club Barcelona to the wordmark "KULE" (T‑614/14). The opposition was based on an alleged infringement of the club's Spanish wordmark "CULE," the term culé being a Spanish variation of the Catalan word cul and used as a nickname for supporters of the club.
European Union
20 Jun 2016
The Transit Of Goods Under The New EU Trademark Regulation
The EU Trademark Regulation (2015/2424/EU) (the "new Regulation") amending the Community Trademark Regulation (the "old Regulation") entered into force on 23 March 2016.
European Union
16 May 2016
The New European Union Trademark Regulation
The EU Trademark Regulation (2015/2424/EU) amending the Community Trademark Regulation entered into force on 23 March 2016 (the "new Regulation").
European Union
8 Apr 2016
Banks Are Obliged to Disclose Clients' Personal Data if the Bank Account Was Used for IP-Infringing Activities
On 21 October 2015, the German Federal Court of Justice decided that a bank cannot refuse to disclose personal data of a client if his or her bank account was used to receive payments ‎for the sale of counterfeit trademark goods.
28 Oct 2015
Lacoste Wins EU Trademark Fight Over Its Crocodile Logo
On 30 September 2015, the General Court of the European Union (T-364/13) ruled that the caiman logo that Polish apparel company Mocek and Wenta sought to register with the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market was similar enough to Lacoste's iconic crocodile logo to cause confusion.
European Union
21 Oct 2015
Likelihood Of Confusion In The Case Of Wordmarks That Use Identical Letters, Albeit In A Different Order – IPS/ISP
The relevant factors to be considered in the assessment of similarity between two marks are phonetic similarity, graphic similarity and similarity in meaning.
21 Sep 2015
German Courts Decide on the Validity of Color Trademarks (and on the Evaluation of Survey Evidence)
Two recent judicial decisions in Germany have the potential to limit the scope of protection conferred by color trademark registrations.
20 Aug 2015
General Court Declares LEGO Community Trademark Valid
On 16 June 2015, the General Court of the European Union (GC) has dismissed an application for a declaration of invalidity in respect of a three-dimensional Community Trademark for the shape of a LEGO figure.
European Union
25 Jun 2015
Trademark MONACO Is "Devoid of Distinctive Character"
In its decision of 15 January 2015, the General Court of the European Union (GC) held that the Principality of Monaco cannot claim protection of the word mark MONACO in the European Union in respect of some of the goods and services applied for.
25 Jun 2015
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