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.
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.
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.
The German Patent and Trade Mark Office is misused as an alleged sender for invoices, payment requests or the registration of industrial property rights. In a current press release, the DPMA warns against fraud.
Is advertising with Olympia permissible if Olympic rings or compound words such as "Olympic" or "Olympic suspect" are used? The Federal Supreme Court ruled on the interpretation of the German Olympic Protection Act and strengthened trade with its ruling.
A 2D pattern does not merge with the shape of the product if it is applied to goods such as paper or textile whose shape differs from these decorative designs, the ECJ ruled today.
The Federal Supreme Court ruled that a mosaic-like overall view of individual elements is not relevant for for determining the scope of protection of a design. A registered design must also be evaluated as an overall impression – even if its a design for a modular system.
Ferrero wins before the ECJ in the trademark dispute over packaging. In yesterday's judgment, the European Court confirmed the previous decisions declaring a competitor's trade mark in similar Tic Tac-style packaging invalid.
Does a distinctive bow on the shoe lead to a patent infringement? Shoe manufacturer Eliya has filed a declaratory action against Skechers before the U. S. District Court of New York after Skechers accused Eliya of patent infringement.
If a manufacturer is prohibited from selling its goods in Germany after a competition infringement, it must also recall products that have already been delivered. What is to be considered in this respect for defendants and claimants in an injunction relief and in an interim injunction?
In the case of a spare part according to the repair clause, it must be visibly informed that this does not originate from the original manufacturer. Current case law defines this obligation to inform: motor vehicle rims in the Case Law.
In order to give particularly cheeky counterfeits in product piracy and brand piracy a negative rating, the Plagiarius award was presented at the Frankfurt trade fair for consumer goods Ambiente for the 43rd time.
Apple anticipates a possible patent infringement lawsuit and files a declaratory judgment action before the California Court. Apple's iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches do not infringe any patents for USB ports, the U.S. court is to clarify.
The Swabian whisky Glen Buchenbach may no longer - at least for the time being - be called so. Yesterday, the German Regional Court ruled in the dispute about the name Glen and the geographical name Scotch, which had already been heard before the European Court of Justice.
Copyright infringement is present due to stored goods in that Member State of storage if these stored goods without the author's consent constitute copyright infringement and they are intended for sale in the territory of that Member State.