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German country report on company names, trade names and other identifiers

German country report on company names, trade names and other identifiers, written by Sascha Abrar, just published by Marques Marques Trade name project: Germany and Czech Republic country reports: "The MARQUES Unfair Competition Team has published two more reports as part of its project on company names,...

Company names, trade names and other business identifiers – MARQUES-study on lack of harmonization

Sascha Abrar co-chaired a study on company names, trade names and other business identifiers, conducted and published by the MARQUES Unfair Competition Team. The study is summarized by HouseMARQUES, Issue 106, October 2019, as follows:   “There is great divergence in the law on trade names, company names and other business identifiers...

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...

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...

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)...

Hamburg Regional Court: Linking to Infringing Content is Copyright Infringement

The first German post GS Media (CJEU) decision Linking to unauthorised content: German court applies GS Media for the first time – far too extensive interpretation of “posted for profit”, explains  Dr. Sascha Abrar on IPKat, the "Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blawg" of all time...