Important changes in German trademark law as of May 1, 2020

As from May 1, 2020, trademark cancellation/invalidity proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office are provided as a new cost-effective alternative for trademark proprietors to act against third party’s conflicting trademarks. After May 1, it would not only be possible to file an opposition or a civil court action against a younger trademark registration, … Read more

Innovative, non-traditional trademarks: “Red Shoes”

An important new feature to create uniqueness in the field of corporate identity and corporate design Our firm has recently managed to obtain a graphically non-representable trademark called “Other trademark” (Sonstige Marke) registered at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, which we would like to call avantgarde: The special thing about this so-called other … Read more