The car manufacturer VW AG was successful before the European Court in obtaining VW design protection for three of its car models. Toy manufacturer Rietze had unsuccessfully filed an application for invalidity of the VW Community designs.
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
Tonight there will be another important meeting on the Brexit between the EU and the British Government. It remains to be seen whether the UK's withdrawal from the international community will be regulated in an orderly manner. The IP rights for Community designs after Brexit have also not been clarified.
A sensational judgement on a designer Rihanna bath slipper with faux fur trim, which is neither legally protected nor actually functions as a bath slipper. The Higher Regional Court of Munich sees no likelihood of confusion with the Dolce & Gabbana model and yesterday rejected Puma's appeal.
What are the requirements for filing a community design application for EUIPO to recognise the filing date? When is the representation of a design sufficiently clear? The ECJ ruled on this important issue and delivered a final judgement in the longlasting case Mast-Jägermeister versus EUIPO.
A Spanish shoe manufacturer loses the legal dispute over the Community design of ballerina shoes before the German Federal Court of Justice. With this ruling, however, the Federal Court of Justice is also making a much more far-reaching decision: Products offered online belong to the previously known designs. This has
The US company Nikola has sued Tesla in a US court. Nikola claims $2 billion in damages for infringement of its own patents in the design of an electric truck. Tesla had infringed patent rights in the development of the planned Semi Nicolas electric truck.