Mondaq Europe - Germany: Intellectual Property
Mayer Brown
In addition to obvious examples of original art such as paintings, music and poetry, copyright protection can, inter alia, also extend to nonfictional....
SKW Schwarz
"These Germans are crazy" – it is something to this effect that the judges of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) may have thought when they now corrected the 2017 jurisdiction
Mayer Brown
On 29 July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the copyright implications of sampling in music and established criteria as to when sampling falls within the scope of artistic freedom.
Bardehle Pagenberg
In one case, the European Patent Office refused to grant a software patent on a method of unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image.
Bardehle Pagenberg
June came with four new decisions in the EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS knowledge base relating to graphical user interfaces, computer simulations and business methods...
Gowling WLG
The Act relating to safeguarding trade secrets (GeschGehG) entered into force on 26 April 2019. Safeguarding trade secrets has fundamentally changed in Germany as a result.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Mit seinem Urteil vom 8. Januar 2019, Az. X ZR 58/17, festigt der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) seine bisherige Rechtsprechung zu den Erfordernissen einer deutlichen und vollständigen Offenbarung einer Erfindung.
Bardehle Pagenberg
The German Federal Patent Court dismissed the nullity complaint as unfounded and, in particular, affirmed the enabling disclosure of the invention.
SKW Schwarz
What may be considered beautiful or ugly, art or kitsch, obviously lies in the eye of the beholder. Whether the design of an object of utility (patterns or models)
SKW Schwarz
Was als schön oder hässlich, als Kunst oder Kitsch gelten mag, ist naturgemäß Sache des Betrachters. Ob das Design eines Gebrauchsgegenstands Urheberrechtsschutz genießt...
Dennemeyer Group
The Trademark Modernization Act ("Markenmodernisierungsgesetz") of December 11, 2018, which came into force on January 14, 2019, brings some changes in the area of German trademark licensing law.
Bardehle Pagenberg
August came with four new decisions in the EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS knowledge base relating to data retrieval, graphical user interfaces, and automation.
Bardehle Pagenberg
The Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) have developed a well-balanced and consistent framework for the assessment of
SKW Schwarz
Jurisdiction on Google ads was extended by a further aspect recently. The case at issue, however, did not relate to "keyword advertising"
Bardehle Pagenberg
In two groundbreaking decisions that change the settled case law, the Federal Court of Justice continues the trend of the last years:
Bardehle Pagenberg
Gegenstand der beiden Entscheidungen des I.
SKW Schwarz
The development of a company logo by a graphic designer took over a year.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
The German Federal Patent Court found the German part of the Eli Lilly patent, EP 1 313 508 B in the first instance to be void.
Mayer Brown
On 4 June 2019, the German Federal Court of Justice upheld a ruling by the German Federal Patent Court in which the latter court denied an application for a compulsory license under a patent related
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
It is here. The German Trade and Business Secrets Law (Geschäftsgeheimnisgesetz; GeschGehG) came into effect on April 26, 2019. Companies wishing to ensure protection
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The German Federal Patent Court dismissed the nullity complaint as unfounded and, in particular, affirmed the enabling disclosure of the invention.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Mit seinem Urteil vom 8. Januar 2019, Az. X ZR 58/17, festigt der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) seine bisherige Rechtsprechung zu den Erfordernissen einer deutlichen und vollständigen Offenbarung einer Erfindung.
Gowling WLG
The Act relating to safeguarding trade secrets (GeschGehG) entered into force on 26 April 2019. Safeguarding trade secrets has fundamentally changed in Germany as a result.
Bardehle Pagenberg
A design is defined in the Community Design regulation and in the Design directive as the outward appearance of a product or a part of a product ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
In seinem Urteil weist der Bundesgerichtshof die Beschwerde der Patentinhaberin zurück und folgt dem Bundespatentgericht auch weitgehend in der Begründung seiner Entscheidung.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The EU General Court ("Court") reduced the fines imposed on Servier SAS and its subsidiaries ("Servier") from a total of €428 million to €315 million ...
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
The daguerreotype photographic plates consisted of a sheet of silver-plated copper that was polished to a mirror surface.
Bardehle Pagenberg
In its judgment, the German Federal Court of Justice dismisses the appeal of the patent proprietor and also substantially follows the German Federal Patent Court with respect to the grounds for its decision.
Mayer Brown
On 29 July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the copyright implications of sampling in music and established criteria as to when sampling falls within the scope of artistic freedom.
Bardehle Pagenberg
The manufacturer of a product and his exclusive distribution partner do not require registered industrial property rights in order to protect the product against imitations. In Germany
Dentons
In our publication of July 18, 2018, we gave an overview of the most important changes introduced in the trademark law reform.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Nowadays, the domain name is far more than a web address. It usually is an important part of the trademark and communication strategy and entire business concepts along with "brands" are created around the domain name or together with it.
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