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Mai
19

Applying to register a trademark with no intention of using it – Abuse of injunction suits and damages claims

Applying to register a trademark with no intention of using it – Abuse of injunction suits and damages claims Anyone seeking to register a trademark should actually intend on using it. According to a ruling of Germany”s Federal Supreme Court, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), holding a trademark with the sole intention of asserting claims against third … Weiterlesen »

Mai
05

COVID-19 – Bundestag gives green light to multi-billion-euro aid package

COVID-19 – Bundestag gives green light to multi-billion-euro aid package On March 25, 2020, Germany”s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, approved a multi-billion-euro aid package to manage the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis and gave the green light to the supplementary budget. The crisis surrounding the coronavirus is hitting the economy hard. Not … Weiterlesen »

Mai
05

COVID-19 and changes to business law

COVID-19 and changes to business law Germany”s lower and upper houses of parliament have passed the federal government”s package of measures designed to tackle the crisis surrounding the coronavirus and assist others in overcoming its economic impact. The coronavirus pandemic is having a substantial impact on the overall economy. The Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen … Weiterlesen »

Apr
21

Avoiding insolvency during the coronavirus crisis

Avoiding insolvency during the coronavirus crisis Businesses whose existence is threatened by the crisis surrounding the coronavirus are to be lent a helping hand. Germany”s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, has legislated for the suspension of the obligation to file for insolvency. Businesses on the brink of insolvency, i.e. unable to pay or overindebted, … Weiterlesen »

Apr
20

COVID-19 – Obligation to file for insolvency to be suspended

COVID-19 – Obligation to file for insolvency to be suspended Germany”s Federal Ministry of Justice has made plans to suspend the obligation to file for insolvency due to the coronavirus. The measure is designed to protect businesses that have gotten into difficulties as a result of the pandemic. A company that becomes insolvent or overindebted … Weiterlesen »

Apr
17

COVID-19 & Commercial Law – Nonperformance of contracts in times of crisis

COVID-19 & Commercial Law – Nonperformance of contracts in times of crisis The coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on economic relations throughout the world. In many cases, it is either no longer possible to perform contracts as agreed or performance is completely impossible. The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on national and … Weiterlesen »

Apr
16

Coronavirus – Loans and government assistance at a time of crisis

Coronavirus – Loans and government assistance at a time of crisis Germany”s federal government has unveiled a vast package of measures that provide financial support to businesses and the self-employed to ensure they are able to weather the crisis. The federal government is proposing extensive support measures for businesses, freelancers, and the self-employed to ensure … Weiterlesen »

Apr
16

Short-time work during the coronavirus crisis – Applicants obliged to provide accurate information

Short-time work during the coronavirus crisis – Applicants obliged to provide accurate information Germany”s federal government has put together a comprehensive aid package to compensate for the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. This includes making it easier to apply for short-time allowance – referred to as “Kurzarbeitergeld” (or “KUG” for short). Short-time allowance can … Weiterlesen »

Apr
13

LG Freiburg: Food products” county of origin must be correctly specified

LG Freiburg: Food products” county of origin must be correctly specified Apples that were merely packaged in Germany must not carry the designation of origin “aus Deutschland” / “from Germany”. That was the verdict of the Landgericht (LG) Freiburg – the Regional Court of Freiburg – in a ruling from January 14, 2020 (Az.: 12 … Weiterlesen »

Apr
08

OLG Köln: Protection of competitive distinctiveness

OLG Köln: Protection of competitive distinctiveness A product that is not protected by a trademark may nevertheless benefit from protection against imitations under competition law. That was the verdict (Az. 6 U 82/19) of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln – the Higher Regional Court of Cologne. We at the commercial law firm MTR Rechtsanwälte can report … Weiterlesen »

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