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Malte Wachsmuth

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German courts set advertising stage for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Although the opening ceremony of the next Olympic Games in Tokyo is still more than a year away, recent decisions of the German courts are already preparing the stage for commercial and advertising activities evolving around them. The courts are defining to which extent non-official advertising partners may use the Olympic designations “Olympiade”, (“Olympics”) “Olympia”

Stuttgart Court of Appeals: Unfair conduct when textile components are indicated in English in Germany

At the end of 2018, the Stuttgart Court of Appeals [Oberlandesgericht] clarified that, pursuant to Regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011 on textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products (hereinafter: the Textile Regulation), in Germany the components of a textile product must be indicated in German. The use of English terms

Germany/Hamburg – Unfair Competition seminar: The state-of-play in Germany spotlighting online cases

Client seminar with guest speaker of the German Centre for Protection Against Unfair Competition (Wettbewerbszentrale – Zentrale zur Bekämpfung unlauteren Wettbewerbs e.V.) On 17 November 2015 a client seminar on recent developments in Unfair Competition Law will take place in the Hamburg office of Hogan Lovells. A director of the German Centre for Protection Against

Germany – German Federal Court of Justice: Good news for brand owners: the parody exception does not justify the registration of a trademark

Background facts Last week the German Federal Court of Justice affirmed a decision of the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg ordering the owner of a trademark, which was to some extent parodying a well-known trademark, to agree to the deletion of his trademark. The attacked trademark registration was found to be detrimental to the reputation