A particularly attractive opportunity, economically, in terms of trademark law is the registration of a trade mark for a product shape. This was precisely the basis of protection for the well-known Gardena hose syringes and their particular coloured shape. However, over the course of time Gardena had changed the colours of this trademarked product. Was that damaging?
Have you registered the shape of a technically sophisticated product, such as the Rubik’s Cube, as a trade mark? Then check again whether the trade mark is really protectable.
Your product has an extraordinary design and a special technical function. The Gömbök is such a product. Is trade mark protection for such products easy to achieve?
In addition to time-limited patent protection, can indefinite trade mark protection be sought for the product shape of the Global Yoshikin knives?
Coca-Cola wanted to extend the protection of its well-known beverage bottle, protected as an EU trade mark, and applied for a simpler bottle shape. Can a three-dimensional shape be registered as an EU trade mark even if it has a common design?
A variation of the famous protected Coca-Cola bottle was registered as a three-dimensional trade mark. Why was it possible for this shape of product be protected as a trade mark?
Trade mark infringement by online marketplace – Amazon. Can an online marketplace be liable for trade mark infringement because it has stocked and also shipped a seller’s infringing goods?
On yelp’s rating portal, users are able to rate and review any company they wish to. Even if 90% of users have given your business a positive rating, yelp may still display a poor score. Rightly so?
You’ve bought a cheap watch on an online sales website from Turkey or China as a private consumer – but what do you do if you paid for it and you are asked to consent to the destruction of the watch without any compensation?
The ÖKO-TEST seal [ECO-TEST] is protected as an individual trade mark. One manufacturer used the seal without such a licence. The protection of individual trade marks has its limitations when it comes to test seals.