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Hogan Lovells
In its judgment of 12 December 2019 (C-143/19 P), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) annulled the judgment of ...
SKW Schwarz
A dispute currently pending before the German Federal Supreme Court will determine the destiny and firepower of a few thousand collective marks, which essentially consist of an indication of...
SKW Schwarz
"A brand is the most valuable property in the world: a corner in people's memories" (Sir John Hegarty). As in real estate, that space is in high demand – more and more signs are courting...
Herbert Smith Freehills
As those with an interest in patents will be aware, the Unified Patent Court is still not a reality. The final ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") required for the agreement...
Mayer Brown
In addition to obvious examples of original art such as paintings, music and poetry, copyright protection can, inter alia, also extend to nonfictional....
Germany
Hogan Lovells
2020 brings significant changes in the field of trademark law for proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO).
Mayer Brown
The EPO decisions to refuse the AI-invented patent applications can be appealed with the EPO's Board of Appeal within two months of notification of the decisions.
Gowling WLG
On 14 January 2020, the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) published the draft of a Second Act for simplifying and modernising patent law...
SKW Schwarz
At the end of April 2019, the new Trade Secret Protection Act implementing the corresponding European Directive (2016/943) came into force, which contains both civil claims and criminal ...
SKW Schwarz
The UK parliamentary elections on December 12, 2019 saw the Conservative Party winning a comfortable majority, increasing the likelihood for ratification, by the UK Parliament and the EU,...
SKW Schwarz
Das Bundespatentgericht (BPatG) hat vor Kurzem die deutsche Farbmarke Blau des Nivea-Herstellers Beiersdorf gestärkt (Beschluss vom 18.10.2019 - 27 W (pat) 1/17).
Hogan Lovells
3D-printing changes the way we develop products: an idea can be transformed into a tangible product faster than ever and it is not even expensive anymore!
Bardehle Pagenberg
TOPSEAT International, Inc. („TOPSEAT"), ein weltweit führender Hersteller im Bereich der Sanitärtechnik, ist Inhaber mehrerer Schutzrechte für seine Toilettensitze.
Gowling WLG
The Act relating to safeguarding trade secrets (GeschGehG) entered into force on 26 April 2019. Safeguarding trade secrets has fundamentally changed in Germany as a result.
SKW Schwarz
The German Federal Patent Court (BPatG) has recently strengthened Nivea-producer Beiersdorf's abstract color mark "Blue" in Germany (October 18, 2019 - 27 W (pat) 1/17).
Bardehle Pagenberg
Mit seinem Urteil vom 8. Januar 2019, Az. X ZR 58/17, festigt der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) seine bisherige Rechtsprechung zu den Erfordernissen einer deutlichen und vollständigen Offenbarung einer Erfindung.
Bardehle Pagenberg
The German Federal Patent Court dismissed the nullity complaint as unfounded and, in particular, affirmed the enabling disclosure of the invention.
SKW Schwarz
What may be considered beautiful or ugly, art or kitsch, obviously lies in the eye of the beholder. Whether the design of an object of utility (patterns or models)
SKW Schwarz
Was als schön oder hässlich, als Kunst oder Kitsch gelten mag, ist naturgemäß Sache des Betrachters. Ob das Design eines Gebrauchsgegenstands Urheberrechtsschutz genießt...
Dennemeyer Group
The Trademark Modernization Act ("Markenmodernisierungsgesetz") of December 11, 2018, which came into force on January 14, 2019, brings some changes in the area of German trademark licensing law.
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