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3 12, 2020

Bundestag votes for the Unified Patent Court

Bundestag votes for the Unified Patent Court In its 195th session on 25 November 2020, the German Bundestag approved the "Agreement on a Unified Patent Court" in an unamended version with the required majority of two-thirds of the [...]

27 11, 2020

All eyes on Luxembourg – Düsseldorf refers Nokia v. Daimler FRAND dispute to CJEU

All eyes on Luxembourg – Düsseldorf refers Nokia v. Daimler FRAND dispute to CJEU On Thursday, 26. November 2020, the Regional Court Düsseldorf announced its long-awaited decision in Nokia’s first instance infringement suit against Daimler. Observers had tried [...]

21 10, 2020

Kather Augenstein again awarded “TOP Law Firm” by Wirtschaftswoche

Kather Augenstein again awarded "TOP Law Firm" by Wirtschaftswoche Every year, Wirtschaftswoche evaluates the best law firms and lawyers in its renowned ranking of various fields of law. Their jury of experts has listed us as [...]

20 10, 2020

Lexology Webinar: Stay ahead in SEP litigation – FRAND update Europe

Lexology Webinar: Stay ahead in SEP litigation – FRAND update Europe Recent months have seen several prominent court decisions on standard essential patents (SEP) and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing. SEP owners and implementers alike must [...]

6 10, 2020

Liability for trademark infringement on the Internet – Is the original infringer liable if an advertisement that infringes trademark rights is distributed on the Internet without his intervention?

Liability for trademark infringement on the Internet - Is the original infringer liable if an advertisement that infringes trademark rights is distributed on the Internet without his intervention? (ECJ, judgement of 02.07.2020 - C-684/19) In practice, again and again [...]

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. [...]