Germany: Scope of cease and desist orders – To recall, or not to recall?

There is a discussion in Germany whether an infringer who has received an injunction has to actively recall the products. And the German recall-saga continues, as the Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Düsseldorf has just recently decided in an unfair competition matter that the obligation...

Who’s Who Legal 2019 Recognizes Löffel Abrar Partners

Dr. Sascha Abrar and Oliver Löffel of LÖFFEL ABRAR have been highlighted once again by WHO´S WHO LEGAL as leading practitioners for Trademark Law Germany (WWL 2019)...

SASCHA ABRAR FOR KLUWER TRADEMARK BLOG

CUSTOMS DETENTION IN THE ABSENCE OF TRADE MARK INFRINGEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE UNFAIR COMPETITION The Regional Court of Munich was asked to decide on the question if an application for action by a right holder, based on the Customs Enforcement Regulation No. 608/2013 (“Customs Enforcement...

Sascha Abrar on Kluwer Trademark Blog: Broad protection of company and trade names against trade marks in Germany

In Germany, an opposition or a court action against a German trade mark can be based not only on a senior trade mark but also on a senior domestic or foreign company name or trade name. Dr. Sascha Abrar investigates for Kluwer Trademark Blog that...

Weitreichender Schutz von Firmennamen gegenüber kollidierenden jüngeren Marken

In Deutschland kann ein Widerspruch oder ein Gerichtsverfahren gegen eine kollidierende Marke nicht nur auf ältere Marken, sondern auch auf ältere Firmenrechte und andere Unternehmenskennzeichenrechte gestützt werden. Dadurch bieten sich für den Berechtigten Chancen, die es zu nutzen gilt. Unser Partner Dr. Sascha Abrar hat...

Recommended WHO´S WHO LEGAL

Dr. Sascha Abrar and Oliver Löffel of LÖFFEL ABRAR recommended by WHO´S WHO LEGAL as leading practitioners for Trademark Law Germany (WWL 2018)...

JUVE Handbook on German Commercial Law Firms

LÖFFEL ABRAR has been ranked again for Trademarks & Unfair Competition by the recognized JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018....

Sascha Abrar on Kluwer Trademark Blog: Protection of trade marks against trade names in Germany

The Regional High Court of Frankfurt rendered an interim injunction on appeal, which may have a great impact on the question if and to which extent the owner of an earlier trade mark can take action against the use of a colliding trade name or...

“MEET THE TRADE NAME” – Workshop at Marques 31st Annual Conference in Prague with our Partner Dr. Sascha Abrar

Oliver Löffel reports on the Testarossa judgment of the Regional Court of Düsseldorf

Testarossa – Still a trade mark or just a memory of the fancy 80s?...