Posts from the Decisions Category

15. März 2024 Genuine Use of a Trademark – Always relevant, always worth a Reminder
05. September 2023 All these small Gimmicks – Trademark Infringement?
14. Februar 2023 Wake-up call for McDonald’s – new EUIPO decision saves EU Trademark “BIG MAC”
06. September 2022 Ferrari succeeds on the basis of unregistered designs
25. Juli 2022 Well-known trademark “PUMA” prevails against “PLUMAflex by Road”
22. März 2022 The "déjà vu" feeling - nullity of an EU design (lamp)
04. August 2021 Plopp... hissss… - Opening of a can - a sound mark?
25. Mai 2021 „Bavaria Weed“ - A Trademark Application Contrary to Public Order?!
19. Oktober 2020 TO BE OR NOT TO BE -- OKTOBERFEST
23. Januar 2020 The Power of Test Labels
22. August 2019 H’ugo’s – a famous Munich local Pizza Bar Lounge wins trademark case at the European Union General Court
30. Juli 2019 Three "Stripes" - and you are out - EU General Court cancels adidas 3-stripe mark
04. Juli 2019 When a striker acts as a defender: EU General Court’s decision “NEYMAR” (T-795/17)
11. Juni 2019 „Model: Sam“ - Use as a trademark or a simple model designation?
05. April 2019 At a glance: Higher Regional Court Frankfurt a.M. rules on international competence of German courts for adverts on the Internet (Decision 6 U 3/18 of 14 February 2019)
28. März 2019 ECJ landmark case: Successful invalidity proceedings against an EU design based on an earlier trademark
07. März 2019 McDonald’s failed to prove genuine use regarding its EU Trademark ‘BIG MAC’
02. August 2018 General Court: cannot be registered as an EU trademark
16. Mai 2018 Marriott wins case against Austrian billionaire: General Court rules visual and conceptual similarity between figurative marks
18. Dezember 2017 How to protect the combination of two colors? European General Court denies Red Bull trademark protection.
24. Oktober 2017 Ritter Sport´s 3D trademark remains registered in Germany
19. Juli 2016 Talking jewelry: what makes a valid shape mark?
06. Juli 2016 The Swiss Court decides on a position trademark
29. Juni 2016 The multitude of Merck lawsuits gets CJEU involved
27. Juni 2016 Football frenzy leaves the pitch and enters the legal arena
01. Juni 2016 WhatsApp - Terms of Service
08. März 2016 In Switzerland, Apple’s iPhone home button is considered not distinctive, but purely decorative.
24. Februar 2016 BGH: Work title protection for smartphone apps
02. Dezember 2015 EGC: Likelihood of confusion between figurative mark ‘cushe’ and earlier ‘she’ marks
27. Oktober 2015 CJEU: Preliminary ruling on questions relating to protectability of the Kit Kat shape
07. Oktober 2015 Haribo vs. Lindt – Lindt’s golden chocolate bear does not infringe Haribo’s trade mark rights
23. September 2015 HOT - Registration of laudatory signs as trade marks
18. September 2015 BMW’s trade mark rights infringed by spare parts business
15. Oktober 2014 CJEU: Protectability of three –dimensional shape marks
26. September 2014 Color mark „yellow“: Langenscheidt wins in trademark dispute
30. Mai 2013 14 June 2013: Munich Patent Law Conference - Calculating Damages in Patent Infringement Cases
11. Mai 2012 European National Patent Decisions: Overview and Summary 2004 - 2011
22. August 2011 Louboutin’s Red Soles - The first verdict is here!
04. Mai 2011 Embedding a „Like“ Button is not unfair competition.
15. Februar 2011 "Neuschwanstein" is not a trademark!
01. Februar 2011 How distinctive is the Easter Bunny? Or Rudolph the red-nosed trademark?