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Mayer Brown
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In Thumbnails III, the German Federal Supreme Court (‘BGH') held that the depiction of so-called thumbnails of pictures available from the internet does not constitute an act of copyright infringement, unless the search engine operator had knowledge of the fact that the copyrighted material had been illegally uploaded.
Fasken Martineau
A German court has ruled that Ferrari, famous maker of Italian sports cars, must give up its TESTAROSSA trademark in that country.
Fasken Martineau (French)
Un tribunal allemand a décidé que Ferrari, le célèbre fabricant italien de voitures de sport, doit renoncer à sa marque de commerce TESTAROSSA dans ce pays.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Unternehmen mit Forschungs- und Entwicklungsabteilungen in Deutschland sollten über das „Gesetz über Arbeitnehmererfindungen" (ArbEG) informiert 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), ...
Dehns
Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement has been delayed further after the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, or BVerfG) extended the deadline...
Haseltine Lake LLP
The number of opposed patents reached a new high in 2016, though the year-on-year increase was not very large.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Das System für Patentstreitverfahren ist in Deutschland zweigeteilt, wobei Patentnichtigkeits- und Patentverletzungsverfahren vor unterschiedlichen Gerichten verhandelt werden.
Dehns
As reported here, Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement was unexpectedly put on hold earlier this year when a challenge against ratification was lodged at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Dehns
Breaking news: the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has, according to this report, ordered the Federal President not to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
Dehns
Another interesting finding of the court regards the role of the reputation of the trade mark.
Dehns
Testarossa is the name of one of the most famous Ferrari cars which was manufactured between 1984 and 1996.
K&L Gates
Early this year, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rendered a judgment in relation to the distribution of automation software ("bot-programs") for the computer game "World of Warcraft".
Mayer Brown
The president's signing is the last step required for a law to come into force after it has already passed both legislative chambers in Germany.
Dehns
Although the surprise announcement that there will be an early General Election in the UK means that the final stages of the UK's procedure for ratifying the UPCA have temporarily been put on hold...
Mayer Brown
On 12 January 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice has handed down it´s second landmark decision on cheat software within three months.
Mayer Brown
The future of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) appears to look a bit clearer following recent ratification activities. On 16 January 2017, the Preparatory Committee for the UPC announced on its website that it is working under the assumption that the UPC can become operational in December 2017.
Taylor Wessing
The General Court has upheld an opposition to the figurative mark for LUBELSKA (as shown above left), based on Lass & Steffen's earlier German word mark Lubeca.
Mayer Brown
The question of whether a sequence of exercises, such as yoga poses or dance moves, can be copyrighted has occupied the attention of international courts, scholars and copyright offices for some time.
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Haseltine Lake LLP
Das System für Patentstreitverfahren ist in Deutschland zweigeteilt, wobei Patentnichtigkeits- und Patentverletzungsverfahren vor unterschiedlichen Gerichten verhandelt werden.
Haseltine Lake LLP
The number of opposed patents reached a new high in 2016, though the year-on-year increase was not very large.
Mayer Brown
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
Dehns
As reported here, Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement was unexpectedly put on hold earlier this year when a challenge against ratification was lodged at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Dehns
Although the surprise announcement that there will be an early General Election in the UK means that the final stages of the UK's procedure for ratifying the UPCA have temporarily been put on hold...
Dehns
Breaking news: the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has, according to this report, ordered the Federal President not to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
Dehns
Testarossa is the name of one of the most famous Ferrari cars which was manufactured between 1984 and 1996.
Mayer Brown
Snapchat, the fast-growing social media network/messaging app, has spawned some controversy over how copyright law is interpreted in the United Kingdom.
Dehns
Another interesting finding of the court regards the role of the reputation of the trade mark.
Mayer Brown
In October 2015, the Reiss Engelhorn Museum filed a lawsuit in the Regional Court of Berlin against the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Germany.
Mayer Brown
The question of whether a sequence of exercises, such as yoga poses or dance moves, can be copyrighted has occupied the attention of international courts, scholars and copyright offices for some time.
K&L Gates
Early this year, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rendered a judgment in relation to the distribution of automation software ("bot-programs") for the computer game "World of Warcraft".
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