Imagine you are the owner of a registered trademark and you have invested significant amounts of money into establishing your trademark and related product(s) in the market. Would it not be very annoying to see third parties offering replacement parts or accessories for your product(s) using your registered mark? It definitely is so for the Philips Group, one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of electric shavers. Read here what the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt recently decided in this case (OLG Frankfurt, 6 W 28/22, Decision of 3 May 2022).

 

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LexDellmeier - 2021 Holiday Greetings from the whole IP team here in Munich, Germany.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Anyone who wants to know when and where Halloween originates from should check out the great article the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) published in German and English. 

Fact is that Halloween, not really known in Germany for many years, has meanwhile become a million dollar business. As you can imagine, the need for intellectual property rights - trademarks, designs, utility models and patents - therefore has increased. The GPTO has picked some unusual, fun and/or gruesome patents.

It's a fun article to read that we wanted to share with you - Link: https://www.dpma.de/english/our_office/publications/background/halloween...

LexDellmeier supports great local charity project “SPENDIERMAß”

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2021 – the second year in the pandemic. The second year in which Oktoberfest and most other festivals in Bavaria are not taking place. For most Bavarians and worldwide “Oktoberfest lovers” this is of course a disaster. The situation is however a catastrophe for those whose income depend on these festivals and thereby support their entire families. The second corona year has paid its toll to these families and threatening their existence.

The 187th Oktoberfest should have taken place as usual on the Theresienwiese in Munich in 2021. But also this year the Corona pandemic ensures that unfortunately nothing will come of it. At the press conference on May 3, 2021, it was explained that a unanimous decision had been taken to recommend that the major public festivals in Bavaria, including the Oktoberfest, should not take place. However, on this occasion we took a look at the developments and news about the word mark "Oktoberfest".

 

 

 

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Webinar Announcement: 15 September 2021, 10 - 11 a.m.  --  "Trademark Law advanced - Proof of genuine trademark use" (in German)

As a brand owner, the value of your business can depend significantly on one or more strong brands. On average across all industries, brand value accounts for approximately 50 % of a company's value. Maintaining and enforcing your trademark protection is therefore immensely important from a business perspective. However, both, maintainance and enforcement, depend on being able to prove, upon request, that you are using your trademark(s) in a right-preserving manner. In Webinar 7 of the LexDellmeier Webinar Series 2021 we will give you an overview with practical tips on "Trademark Law advanced - Proof of genuine trademark use". You are welcome to register for this 60-minute free webinar - which will be held in German - at Eventbrite under the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.de/e/markenrecht-advanced-markenerhalt-durch-den-...

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Webinarankündigung: 15. September 2021, 10.00 – 11.00 Uhr -  „Markenrecht advanced – Markenerhalt durch den Nachweis ernsthafter Benutzung“

Als Markeninhaber kann der Wert Ihres Unternehmens erheblich von einer oder mehreren starken Marken abhängen. Im Durchschnitt aller Branchen macht der Markenwert ungefähr 50 % des Unternehmenswertes aus. Die Aufrechterhaltung und Durchsetzung Ihres Markenschutzes ist daher aus wirtschaftlicher Sicht immens wichtig. Beides ist aber davon abhängig, dass Sie auf Aufforderung nachweisen können, dass Sie Ihre Marke(n) rechtserhaltend benutzen. Eine erste Übersicht mit Praxistipps hierzu geben wir Ihnen unter dem Thema „Markenrecht advanced“ in unserem Webinar 7 der LexDellmeier Webinarreihe 2021. Für dieses 60-minütige, kostenlose Webinar können Sie sich bei Eventbrite unter folgendem Link anmelden: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/markenrecht-advanced-markenerhalt-durch-den-...

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LexDellmeier-Team on a Lama-Adventure

In August 2021 we had the chance to go on a Lama-Tour through the village Beuerberg (near Starnberger See). This was a special and extraordinary experience with lots of fun which will stay in our memories. We want to thank “Rio Lamas” who made this excursion possible. Due to the pandemic we regrettably had to delay our trip several times – but finally, it was able to take place. Besides taking a trip into the nature and getting to know the animals, we also got to know our client personally.