Apple today before the German Court LG Mannheim has won against Qualcomm. The lawsuit for Apple's patent infringement was dismissed. However, today's ruling has no direct effect on the enforceable sales ban on Apple iPhone models as a result of the recent ruling by the Munich Regional Court.
A first name can be used as company name and trade name - but what if the first name Otto is also a registered famous trademark? In the case Otto mail order company against Otto's Burger it was ruled by court yesterday, no likelihood of confusion was seen for the company's trademark "Otto".
The excitement surrounding Facebook and the handling of personal data continues: the European Court of Justice and a German Regional Court have delivered judgements against Facebook's services for the fanpages.
Does the average consumer think of Scotch Whisky when he hears Glen Buchenbach? The European Court of Justice ruled on the geographical word mark "Glen" and Swabian Glen whisky.