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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 an opposition or a court action based on a domestic or foreign company or trade name is a powerful tool in Germany and can be more effective than an attack based on a senior trade mark.