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
In a recent judgment of the European Court in invalidity proceedings concerning a Community design, the court specified designer’s degree of freedom and thus also how different paint spray guns must be, which are restricted by applicable construction concepts and a saturation of the technical standard in design.
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