LVMH brand manufacturers such as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior have teamed up with Microsoft and Blockchain development team ConsenSys to effectively combat product piracy. A blockchain-based platform is to be set up with which consumers can verify the authenticity of luxury goods.
In a trade mark application, the applicant can restrict the goods and services at any time. This also applies during proceedings before the Board of Appeal and regardless of whether a statement of grounds was filed, the European Court ruled in proceedings concerning the well-known figurative mark of mobile, the
The Federal Supreme Court has specified the requirements with which the temporary suspension of the levy of execution of a patent infringement judgment can be achieved. The protection against enforcement by the court of appeal according to § 719 German Civil code in principle requires an application for protection
The German federal government has passed a bill from the Ministry of Justice to strengthen fair competition. The law passed yesterday is intended to curb abuse through warnings. In addition, the bill provides for a repair clause in the automotive sector.
Important strike against product piracy with high-quality olive oil: Europol has seized 150,000 litres of counterfeit extra virgin olive oil in Germany in a joint action by Germany and Italy. Moreover border seizure is an effective means of preventing the import of fake goods.
World footballer Neymar won today in the trademark dispute over his own famous name before the European Court. The word mark NEYMAR was registered as a trade mark in 2012. Today's judgment confirms the declaration of invalidity of that mark and also finds trademark filing in bad faith.
The worldwide filing of PCT patent applications reached a record high in 2018. For the first time, more than half of the PCT patent applications were filed with WIPO from Asia, mainly from China and Japan.
While the world looks at the trade negotiations between USA and China for a trade deal, we look at trademark infringement in China. Your own brand has already been granted to a Chinese company? Legal action can be taken against trademark infringement in China.
The shape of a gold-plated bottle as well as a pink coated bottle can be protected as a 3D Union trademark. So decided yesterday the court of the European Union. This is another important judgment for three-dimensional union marks in the packaging sector.
The slogan "Think different" by Apple is considered to be one of the most famous slogans. Watch manufacturer Swatch in turn advertises its watch with the slogan "Tick different". In this trademark dispute over this slogan, Apple lost to Swatch twice in recent weeks.
The Federal Patent Court sees claims for use only in narrow interpretation as procedural claims in utility model protection. The Federal Patent Court ruled in accordance with the Federal Supreme Court that in particular protection claims relating to the use of known substances in the context of a medical indication are
An SPC cannot be granted for a medicinal product which is protected in the basic patent and already on the market - even if a new formulation of an "old" active substance of this medicinal product represents and the effect is thus improved, the ECJ ruled in the case Abraxis.
If a patent in the granted version and also in a limited version is defended in the first instance, any grounds of appeal must challenge any supporting consideration. The BGH issued a ruling on the inadmissibility of an appeal in German patent nullity proceedings.
China's police smashed a counterfeit ring that produced masses of Lego plagiarism, the Shanghai police published on Friday. More than 630,000 LEGO counterfeits were found.
A figurative mark in the European Union must have sufficient distinctive character, but must not be descriptive either. Accordingly, geometric shapes and forms of representation with lines and semicircles for trademark registration are frequently rejected. We give an overview in case law.