Tag Archive: IP

Auskunftspflicht über Kontodaten bei offensichtlicher Markenverletzung

Der BGH hat in einer im Ergebnis für sämtliche von der Enforcement-Richtlinie (2004/48/EG) erfassten geistigen Eigentumsrechte bedeutsamen Entscheidung festgelegt, dass ein Bankinstitut nicht die Auskunft über Namen und Anschrift eines Kontoinhabers unter Berufung auf das Bankgeheimnis verweigern darf, wenn das Konto für den Zahlungsverkehr im Zusammenhang mit einer offensichtlichen Markenverletzung genutzt wurde (Az.: I ZR …

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Liability of Internet-Access-Provider for copyright infringements

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, decision of 26 November 2015) recently acknowledged the general liability of TK-companies which provide access to the internet (so-called Access Provider) according to the principles of “Stoererhaftung” (Breach of Duty of Care) and has thus closed a gap in current copyright law and practice. The Access Provider might even …

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Different Approaches of IP Organization within Companies

Usually, companies have long-established structures of maintaining their IP. However, there are different approaches to the organization structures. Interestingly, a recent poll of the IP management service provider Helios IP shows that only little more than half of the companies appears to favor a centralized approach. The other half tends towards different variations of the …

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Update on costs in the new Unified Patenting System

According to latest rumors, the new patenting system in Europe (introduction of the Unitary Patent based on EU Regulations No. 1257/2012 (UPR) and No. 1260/2012 (UPTR) will start in 2017. One key aspect for the success of the new system relates to the patenting costs compared to the current European patenting system. Until today, the …

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Jurisdiction of Unified Patent Court extends to non EU countries

As a new significant development in the new court system to be established, the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court shall extend even to non EU countries. This is due to several amendments to the “long arm jurisdiction provision” which was introduced by the Brussels I Regulation and extended by EU Regulation No. 1215/2012. These …

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