Daniel Marschollek (DE)

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Community unregistered design right may arise in part of complex product (ECJ)

The ECJ has ruled on the conditions in which the appearance of a part of a product (or “partial design”) may be protected as an unregistered Community design. Responding to a preliminary reference from the German court, the ECJ has ruled that: Article 11(2) of the Community Designs Regulation (6/2002/EC) must be interpreted as meaning … Continue reading

10 things to know about CTM reforms

Background – EU reviews trade mark system In 2008 the European Commission decided a review of the functioning of the trade mark system in Europe was required in order to further harmonise the national laws of Member States, streamline procedures, facilitate cooperation between Member States, support anti-counterfeiting and to better reflect the modern business environment. … Continue reading