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About The New Trademark Law in Europe

The new trademark law enters into force on March 23, 2016. It contains in Art. 28 (8) EUTMR...

Fee Amendments of the EPO from April 1, 2016

The EPO will put in force fee amendments from April 1, 2016. Certain fees were increased, others remain the same. Saying so, for example, the filing fee, the additional fee from page 36, the claims fee for the sixteenth and each subsequent claim up to a maximum of fifty claims as well as the fee for a divisional application of the second generation remain unchanged. However, among others ...

No Infringement of the Trademark “Goldbären”

The 1st Civil Panel of the German Federal Court of Justice which is responsible for trademark and competition law among other matters, ruled that the distribution of Lindt's seated chocolate bears wrapped in gold foil with a red ribbon neither infringes Haribo's Gold-Bear trademark nor are they an illegal imitation of their fruit gum products. ...

Savings Bank Red

The 1st Civil Panel of the German Federal Court of Justice which is responsible for trademark law among other matters, ruled that the lawsuit for the usage of the color red by bank Santander is to be renegotiated before the Higher Regional Court. ...

Charging Structure for Unified Patent Resolved

On June 24, The European Patent Organization’s Administrative Council Select Committee agreed to the “True Top 4” proposal made by the European Patent Office (EPO) concerning the annuity fees for unified patents with the required three-quarters ...

Decision by the German Federal Supreme Court on Polymer Foam II

In its decision on Polymer Foam II, the German Federal Supreme Court sticks to the principle that examining an inadmissible broadening has to be preceded by an interpretational ...

Likelihood of Confusion between SKYPE and SKY

In 2004 and 2005, the company Skype registered the word and figurative mark SKYPE at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) as a community trademark for goods in the field of the configuration of audio and video devices, telephone and photo services, and IT services in connection with software and setting up or hosting websites. ...