Brand articles: “3D-Printing: The Next Digital War?” – Contribution by Prof J. B. Nordemann and Dr M. Rüberg.
BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partners Prof Jan Bernd Nordemann and Dr. Michael Rüberg contributed the article “3D-Printing: The Next Digital War?“ to the specialist magazine Markenartikel – Das Magazin für Markenführung (4/2015). In the article, the specialist lawyers for industrial property rights explain how rightholders can protect against unauthorised 3D printing. The increasing popularity and falling cost of 3D printers are causing brand article owners increasing concern. The two lawyers provide both concrete recommendations as well as examples from practice in the article. Jan B. Nordemann points out that “commercial property rights provide no legal protection against private infringement.”. Here, copyright law plays a central role in protection from illegal 3D prints. The entire edition 4/2015 of the magazine Markenartikel is dedicated to product piracy. The above article and magazine can be accessed here (for a fee)