All articles in “Product- and Trademark piracy”

15. March 2019
International Intellectual Property

Is advertising with Olympia permissible if Olympic rings or compound words such as "Olympic" or "Olympic suspect" are used? The Federal Supreme Court ruled on the interpretation of the German Olympic Protection Act and strengthened trade with its ruling.

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12. March 2019
Design Law

The Federal Supreme Court ruled that a mosaic-like overall view of individual elements is not relevant for for determining the scope of protection of a design. A registered design must also be evaluated as an overall impression – even if its a design for a modular system.

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7. March 2019
International Intellectual Property

Ferrero wins before the ECJ in the trademark dispute over packaging. In yesterday's judgment, the European Court confirmed the previous decisions declaring a competitor's trade mark in similar Tic Tac-style packaging invalid.

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21. February 2019
Design Law

If a manufacturer is prohibited from selling its goods in Germany after a competition infringement, it must also recall products that have already been delivered. What is to be considered in this respect for defendants and claimants in an injunction relief and in an interim injunction?

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