Posts from the Decisions Category

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