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Germany: Making an impact – enforcing patents at trade fairs

Trade fairs offer patent proprietors particular opportunities to take action against infringements of their IP rights. However, successfully enforcing patent rights requires careful planning and expert implementation to avoid pitfalls. Exhibitors who fear being sued for patent infringement at a trade fair must also be well prepared. Trade fairs are one of the key marketing

German Federal Supreme Court: Presentation of a product at a specialized trade fair poses no automatic threat for IP infringement

On 23 October 2014, the German Federal Supreme Court handed down a decision on the requirements for injunctive reliefs, particularly concerning the presentation of allegedly infringing products at trade fairs (I ZR 133/13). The full reasons for the decision were published recently. In the decision at hand, the manufacturer of “MIKADO” biscuit sticks sought injunctive