An article by BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner Dr Martin Wirtz was published in Issue 1/2020 of the Mitteilungen der deutscher Patentanwälte German patent attorney bulletin (p. 9 ff.), entitled “Aktuelles aus dem Markenrecht” (“Current issues in trademark law”). In this piece, attorney Dr Wirtz addresses a number of recent rulings and new developments in the field of trademark law.
Although the author’s article, in his own words, “does not purport to be exhaustive”, he does take a detailed look at new developments within the field in 2019.
The following topics of trademark law are discussed:
Registration/cancellation procedures, absolute grounds for refusal, identity protection/risk of confusion/protection based on reputation/protection of geographical origin, usage that preserves rights, infringing usage, proceedings.
The aforementioned article is the author’s 24th consecutive piece to be published. Dr Martin Wirtz has been writing reports about new rulings in the field of trademark law for the Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte German patent attorney bulletin for twelve years; these articles are published in the bulletin twice a year.
Read the whole article here (only available in German).