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9 09, 2020

Cologne HRC: Polaroid . /. Fuji – No imitation through square instant images

Cologne HRC: Polaroid . /. Fuji - No imitation through square instant images In its judgement of 12.06.2020 (file no. 6 U 265/19), the Higher Regional Court of Cologne had to decide on the question of whether [...]

4 09, 2020

FOCUS Special Award: Kather Augenstein is a Top Business Law Firm 2020

FOCUS Special Award: Kather Augenstein is a Top Business Law Firm 2020 In its special "Attorneys 2020", the FOCUS awards Kather Augenstein as one of the top business law firm 2020 and recommends the IP boutique [...]

2 09, 2020

The Brompton Bicycle decision of the ECJ – copyright protection of technical shapes

The Brompton Bicycle decision of the ECJ - copyright protection of technical shapes Judgment of the European Court of Justice of 11 June 2020 (C-833/18 - Brompton Bicycle v. Chedech/Get2Get) In a preliminary ruling procedure, the ECJ [...]

31 08, 2020

Video: online seminar – FCJ Sisvel v Haier

Video: online seminar - FCJ Sisvel v Haier On Thursday 27.08.2020 our online seminar on the FCJ decision Sisvel v Haier took place. We are happy about the great response and the interest in our event. For all [...]

26 08, 2020

UK Supreme Court: FRAND is global – royalties are fixed

UK Supreme Court: FRAND is global - royalties are fixed The United Kingdom's highest court for civil litigation, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, today announced its decision in the cases of Unwired Planet v. [...]

11 08, 2020

ECJ: no supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for new therapeutic indication

ECJ: no supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for new therapeutic indication Contrary to its earlier "Neurim" decision (C-130/11 - GRURInt 2012, 910), the ECJ recently decided that Art. 3 lit. d) of Regulation No 469/2009 concerning SPCs [...]

6 08, 2020

English language webinar, 20th August – FCJ Sisvel v Haier

English language webinar, 20th August - FCJ Sisvel v Haier After the long-awaited and highly regarded decision of the Federal Court of Justice in the lawsuit Sisvel v Haier some questions are answered but some questions are still [...]

8 06, 2020

Effects of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) case law on recall obligations based on a claim for injunctive relief

Effects of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) case law on recall obligations based on a claim for injunctive relief At the end of 2019, the Federal Court of Justice confirmed its case law in its decision of [...]

1 06, 2020

Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf – No Fulfilment of a claim for information and accounting by way of depositing the information

Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf – No Fulfilment of a claim for information and accounting by way of depositing the information In the context of a decision of 29 April 2020 (docket no. I-2 W 9/20) concerning an immediate [...]

27 05, 2020

Patent transfers and infringement proceedings – who is the “right” plaintiff?

Patent transfers and infringement proceedings - who is the "right" plaintiff? I.          Introduction With an infringement suit, the patent owner takes action against unauthorized users of the invention. However, because patents are transferable, a defendant cannot always [...]