Industrial Property Protection

teltarif.de interviews certified lawyer Hagen Hild

Publication date: 06/03/2013

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teltarif.de interviews on February 27, 2013 certified lawyer Hagen Hild about the topic: “Kabel BW:  is a price adjustment clause in the Terms and conditions legally effective?”.

Category: General Terms Law, Industrial Property Protection, lawfirm.biz intern, Interviews, Telecommunication law, Unfair Competition Law, Price Quotation, Economy + Labour & Taxes

„Slim in one’s sleep“, misleading advertising for bread

Publication date: 29/06/2012

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Press release number 12/2012 of the OLG Schleswig-Holstein (Higher Regional Court Schleswig-Holstein) dated June 21, 2012, file number 6 W 1/12.

A bakery that advertises its „protein-bread“ with the slogan „Slim in one’s sleep“ acts legally unfair. This slogan gives the false impression that the mere consumption of the bread make yourself slim, which is actually not the case.

Category: Entscheidungen, Industrial Property Protection, Unfair Competition Law, Advertising Law, Press Releases

Titelschutz Journal

Publication date: 08/02/2012

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Dispatch on February 2, 2012 about the sentence of the Regional  Court Düsseldorf, file number: 4 O 137/97.

Category: Industrial Property Protection, Liability, Trademark Law, lawfirm.biz intern

“Medical foot care„ exclusively for podiatrists

Publication date: 19/10/2011

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Decision of OVG NRW (Higher Administrative Court NRW) of 02/08/2011, file number: 13 B 1659/10

Advertising with medical foot care is reserved only for podiatrists. A masseuse who advertises with such service acts anti-competitively if he has no formation as podiatrist. The layman cannot identify this service only as part of the work of the masseuse but expects a special qualification within the range of the foot care. Such advertising represents a misleading of the patient.

Category: Judgements, Advertising Law, Professional Law, Unfair Competition Law, Industrial Property Protection, Entscheidungen

"Princess"

Publication date: 27/09/2011

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Decision of the Federal Patent Court of 16/08/2011, file number: 28 W (pat) 112/10

The mark “Princess” describes merely the registered products in classes like “Jewelry”, since the description should only involve certain products with a special touch. This does not apply to accessories or similar utility or fashion products in a princess-look.

Category: Judgements, Trademark Law, Trademark Registration, Industrial Property Protection, Trademark Cancellation, Procedural Law, Entscheidungen

1:0 for Apple: Samsung is not allowed to sell his “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1” within Germany

Publication date: 09/09/2011

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Judgement of LG Düsseldorf (Regional Court Düsseldorf) of 09/08/2011, file number: 14c O 194/11

Im Geschmacksmuster-Rechtsstreit unterlag nun der Elektronikhersteller Samsung dem Computer-Riesen Apple. Gegenstand des Rechtsstreits war Samsungs Produkt "Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" - ein Tablet-PC, dessen Gestaltung dem Apple-Produkt "IPad 2" verblüffend ähnlich sieht. Dessen charakteristische Gestaltungsmerkmale hatte sich Apple im Wege eines Geschmacksmusters schützen lassen. Das Landgericht Düsseldorf untersagte dem Hersteller Samsung nun die Benutzung, insbesondere auch die Herstellung, das Anbieten und In-den-Verkehr-bringen, sowie die...

Category: Geschmacksmusterrecht, Industrial Property Protection, Internet Law, Judgements, Product Piracy, Entscheidungen

Not every use of a foreign patent is also a violation

Publication date: 16/08/2010

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Judgement of LG Mannheim (Regional Court Mannheim) of 12/02/2010, file number: 7 O 84/09

If an execution method uses only minor elements of a foreign proceeding, this foreign patent procedure would not be violated. Minor elements are those that do not contribute to the performance of the results of the protected process, but those that only are the object. The user of a foreign patent infringes that patent if he violates a legal duty which protects the patent.

Category: Patent Law, Entscheidungen

Modernisation of the Patent Act goes into effect on October 1, 2009

Publication date: 30/09/2009

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Press release of the BMJ (Federal Ministry of Justice) of 30/09/2009

The Patent Act should become easier and more modern for the employee’s invention through changes on the registration, on the system of appeal and on the procedure. We have already reported in May about the decision of the German Parliament due to the law draught to the simplification and modernisation of the Patent Law. The changes enter into force on October 1, 2009.

Category: Patent Law, Labour Law, Press Releases, Entscheidungen

Old or new law firm?

Publication date: 22/09/2009

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Judgement of OLG Hamm (Higher Regional Court Hamm) of 11/08/2009, file number: 4 U 109/09

If an anew established law firm uses a letterhead or an Internet site in almost identical form as a closed lawyer’s society, just because one of the founders belonged to the former partnership, an unlawful misleading can be understood. Since, thereby, the closed society appears to exist furthermore.

Category: Warning letter, Industrial Property Protection, Liability, Entrepreneurial Activity, Right to the Use of a Name, Danger of Confusion, Entscheidungen

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