By Dr. Henrik Holzapfel, Laura Morelli, Dr. Veit Q. Lindholz and Charles de Raignac on Jan 26, 2021
Posted In Copyrights, EU Update, Patents, Trademarks
Executive Summary From a German perspective, 2020 saw highly interesting developments that may well have an impact even beyond the borders of Germany. For example, the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in Sisvel v. Haier handed down a landmark decision on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) law. This decision has already affected many FRAND cases...
By Laura Morelli and Charles de Raignac on Dec 17, 2020
Posted In EU Update, Trademarks
The United Kingdom (UK) has officially withdrawn from the European Union (EU) on February 1, 2020, but will only become a third party after a transition period ending on December 31, 2020. With that date fast approaching, you are probably wondering what will change for your trademark rights on January 1, 2021? EU TRADEMARKS REGISTERED...
By Dr. Philip Uecker, Nicole M. Jantzi, Laura Morelli, Dr. Henrik Holzapfel and Charles de Raignac on Feb 13, 2020
Posted In Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks
Executive Summary The last year of the 2010s has been prolific in terms of important new pieces of legislation and case law within the European Union, and in France and Germany in particular. Indeed, the European Parliament and the EU Council adopted in April 17, 2019, a controversial directive (Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related...