Mondaq Europe - Germany: Intellectual Property
Mayer Brown
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).
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On the other hand, the UPC raises the risk of centralised revocation of a patent, which could have serious implications on high value patents.
Mayer Brown
The UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") on 26 April 2018.
SKW Schwarz
It is particularly ironic that it was specifically the draft legislation on the protection of trade secrets that has been "leaked," so that the wording of the law is now "generally known and readily accessible" ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
Recent decisions passed by three different instances of the EPO have significant effects on the patentability of inventions under European patent law.
Mayer Brown
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.
Jones Day
According to the practice of the EPO, the claimed subject matter may be defined in terms of "negative" claim features that describe elements and characteristics that the claimed subject matter does not have.
Mayer Brown
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.
Haseltine Lake LLP
To mark our 40 years in Europe, we interviewed our colleague, Sandeep Basra from our Munich office, to find out what patent attorneys get up to…
Bardehle Pagenberg
Although the proposed revision aims at improving "the efficiency and predictability of appeal proceedings before the Boards of Appeal of the EPO", it appears doubtful whether these objectives will be achieved
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In anticipation of the implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive, the topic of know-how protection has been widely discussed.
SKW Schwarz
It is not only since the days of the Internet that brand manufacturers have had to contend with the fact that original products are offered outside of their authorized sales channels.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The findings from the recent Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf decision Mobiles Kommunikationssystem have established a new framework ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
Die Anmelder sollten sich der Folgen dieser Entscheidungen bewusst sein.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Ausgangspunkt der vorliegenden Entscheidung war ein Vorabentscheidungsersuchen des OLG Düsseldorf.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Furthermore, the CJEU also answers the question of how to assess whether the features of the design were dictated only by its technical function.
AFD China
国一直以其汽车厂商(诸如,梅赛德斯、宝马、奥迪以及大众)而闻名全球。但是,不仅仅只有上述这几个大企业才 能代表德国的汽车行业。
Dehns
This morning the German Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) published its "preview for the year", listing the cases ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
Der Bundesgerichtshof knüpft an seine Rechtsprechung in den Entscheidungen „Flügelradzähler" und „Palettenbehälter II" an und stellt dabei klar, dass für die Abgrenzung zwischen ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
The German Federal Court of Justice follows up on its "Flügelradzähler" case law and clarifies that the relevant point of reference for distinguishing between permissible repair and impermissible reconstruction is always the protected device.
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Bardehle Pagenberg
Although the proposed revision aims at improving "the efficiency and predictability of appeal proceedings before the Boards of Appeal of the EPO", it appears doubtful whether these objectives will be achieved
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On the other hand, the UPC raises the risk of centralised revocation of a patent, which could have serious implications on high value patents.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In anticipation of the implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive, the topic of know-how protection has been widely discussed.
SKW Schwarz
It is not only since the days of the Internet that brand manufacturers have had to contend with the fact that original products are offered outside of their authorized sales channels.
Mayer Brown
The UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") on 26 April 2018.
Bardehle Pagenberg
In its judgment, the German Federal Court of Justice dismisses the appeal of the patent proprietor and also substantially follows the German Federal Patent Court with respect to the grounds for its decision.
SKW Schwarz
It is particularly ironic that it was specifically the draft legislation on the protection of trade secrets that has been "leaked," so that the wording of the law is now "generally known and readily accessible" ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The findings from the recent Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf decision Mobiles Kommunikationssystem have established a new framework ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
Recent decisions passed by three different instances of the EPO have significant effects on the patentability of inventions under European patent law.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Die Anmelder sollten sich der Folgen dieser Entscheidungen bewusst sein.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Companies with Research and Development departments in Germany need to be aware of the regulations of the German Act on Employee Inventions, „Gesetz über Arbeitnehmererfindungen" (ArbEG), ...
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