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21.01.2020
On 14 January 2020, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection presented the second law to simplify and modernise patent law in a discussion draft.
21.01.2020
The Higher Regional Court of Cologne, in its judgment of 27 September 2019, file no. 6 U 75 / 19, stated that the deception of origin is unfair under Section 4 no. 3 lit. a of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG).
14.01.2020
An electronics store does not have to point out security gaps and missing updates of the operating system of the smartphones it sells. This was decided by the 6th Civil Senate of the Cologne Higher Regional Court.
13.12.2019
Already in November, the European Commission launched an extensive consultation on the two horizontal block exemption regulations:
13.12.2019
The Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht Karlsruhe) further specified the obligations of the parties in the context of SEP disputes in its ruling of 30 October 2019 (Case No. 6 U 183 / 16).
13.12.2019
In its decision of 19.7.2019 (Case No. 5 W 122 / 19), the Berlin Appellate Court commented on the question of the extent to which the debtor of a court injunction order is required to exert influence on his employees in order to prevent the infringement of the injunction order.
14.10.2019
The Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) is currently being evaluated with respect to an more effective enforcement of competition rules, in particular with regard to digital issues.
13.09.2019
Companies are repeatedly faced with the question of how far they can go with statements about competitors or which statements from competitors about their own company are still permissible.
13.08.2019
The establishment of comprehensive compliance programs to prevent infringements (e.g. in antitrust law) is a common practice for companies today.
13.08.2019
As early as the end of April 2019, the Supreme Court presented Regulation No. 10, a valuable summary of the legal situation in the field of intellectual property in Russia:
12.08.2019
With effect from 1 November 2019, the Chinese Trademark Act will be amended:
11.06.2019
At the end of May Brazil's Senate approved to join the Madrid Protocol, while Canada will join the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty. Canada's accession to the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty will take effect as early as mid-June 2019.
06.05.2019
In mid-March 2019, the ECJ commented on the concept of a company under antitrust law:
06.05.2019
At the end of the year, the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court explained the circumstances to be taken into account when determining enforcement securities in patent infringement proceedings.
06.05.2019
The amendments to the Patent Act and the Trade Secrets Act in Korea, announced at the beginning of January 2019 and coming into force at the beginning of July 2019, are intended to protect industrial property rights more effectively in the future.
06.05.2019
At the end of March 2019, the European Commission introduced the online tool "eLiency", which allows the direct submission of statements and documents in the context of leniency and settlement proceedings in cartel cases.
22.03.2019
The Trade Secrets Act provides for far-reaching protection of valuable corporate information. The prerequisite, however, is that companies take measures and document them.
19.02.2019
The Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) made changes to the application process at the beginning of the year:
19.02.2019
In the eagerly awaited decision of 22 January 2019, the highest American court ruled that so-called secret sales represent the state of the art under patent law.
24.01.2019
On 14.01.2019, the so-called Trademark Law Modernisation Act came into force, which goes back to the European Trademark Directive, which has been in force since 2016.
RA Daniel van Geerenstein, LL.M.
RA Daniel van Geerenstein, LL.M.
Legal Counsel (Syndikusanwalt)

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