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Pippi Longstocking as a trademark for temporary accommodation is not registerable

14. November 2016

Decision of 17 October 2016, file: 27 W (pat) 59/13
Personal names originally comprise an individualized character...

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Sparkassen-Red

05. October 2016

With the decision dated 21.07.2016 (file: l ZB 52/15) the German federal court repealed the decision of cancelling the color trade mark “Sparkassen-Rot”. Therewith...

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None-disclosed disclaimer (BPatG, „Kosmetische Zubereitung“)

30. September 2016

In its decision “Kosmetische Zubereitung” the BPatG dealt with the introduction of a none-disclosed disclaimer in the originally filed documents...

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Fatboy

15. July 2016

The Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt (Decision of 11.02.2016, Az: 6 U 16/15) decided about the impairment of a search function of an online sales platform...

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McDonalds vs. Maccoffee

15. July 2016

The European Court (decision of 05.07.2016, Az.: T 518/13) decided on the valuation of the McDonald´s trademarks...

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Delayed auxilliary requests in a nullity appeal (BGH, Telekommunikationsverbindung)

21. June 2016

According to its decision „Telekommunikationsverbindung“ the BGH has confirmed that in case of a nullity appeal...

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