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Charlotte Reimers

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Germany: Allowing a competitor to implement a characteristic product feature risks loss of its function as an indication of origin

Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main “Exzenterzähne II” (“Eccentric Teeth II”) The Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main ruled that the unique selling point (USP) or “individual character” of a product that serves as an indication of origin may lose that function if the manufacturer of the original product has previously allowed a competitor to