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19.06.2020
The Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJV) presented a new draft of a law on the Convention on a Unified Patent Court (EPC) at the beginning of June 2020.
18.05.2020
This was the ruling of the Federal Administrative Court (BVerwG) in its decision of 05.03.2020.
16.04.2020
At the end of March, the European Competition Network (ECN) published a joint statement in which the continued validity of antitrust law was pointed out, but also the flexibility of antitrust law in view of the current Covid 19 crisis.
16.04.2020
By decision of 13 February 2020 (2 BvR 739/17), the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) stopped the law approving the agreement (EPCÜ-ZustG) from spring 2017 for formal reasons.
17.02.2020
Time and again, member companies of the VDMA are faced with the question of which goods and services they should cover with a trademark application:
17.02.2020
The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) published updated information on the impact of the United Kingdom leaving the EU at the end of January:
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.
RA Daniel van Geerenstein, LL.M.
RA Daniel van Geerenstein, LL.M.
Legal Counsel (Syndikusanwalt)

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