The cancellation of the design protection for the famous Porsche 911 was confirmed before the European Court. The overall impression is dominated by the very similar general structure of the conflicting designs. The Porsche Community designs therefore lack individual character - an important legal case for the entire
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.
Mc Donald's has temporarily lost its Big Mac brand for the European Union. EUIPO granted the request for cancellation of the trademark on Friday.
The German trademark law is adapted to the EU regulation. On 14 January 2019, the new German Trademark Law (in German: MaMoG) comes into force. It brings changes for opposition and term of protection in trademark law as well as new national trademark types.
The first retailers are already pointing to Black Friday 2018. But what is the current legal situation: Has Black Friday been annuled as a German wordmark in the meantime? Do retailers participating in the campaign in Germany have to expect with another wave of warnings?
If an object is shown in a television series, it is no longer novel enough to be protected as a community design. This ruling by a German District Court further restricts the scope of protection of a design - as has already happened for products offered online.