trademark law

BGH Eastern Decision on the Lindt Gold Bunny

BGH Decision on trademark protection of the gold tone of the Lindt gold chocolate bunny Federal Supreme Court, Judgment of 29.07.2021 – I ZR 139/20 – Gold tone of the Lindt Gold Bunny enjoys trade mark protection – Let’s have a look at this interesting BGH, German Federal Supreme Court.  The Federal Supreme Court has […]

Certification trademark

In contrast to the individual trade mark, this new trade mark category focuses on the guarantee function; that means that it is not about distinguishing the goods or services of a particular manufacturer or supplier from those of another manufacturer or supplier (as in the case of the individual trade mark), but about certifying a […]

What are trademarks?

As a rule, a trade mark is used to identify the goods and/or services of an enterprise. Signs suitable for distinguishing goods and/or services of an enterprise from those of another enterprise can be protected as trade marks. These can be, for example, words, letters, numbers, images, but also colours, holograms, multimedia signs and sounds. […]

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