Alexander Klett

Alexander Klett

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Chocolate Bear Beats Gummy Bear

Can a wordmark with a particular meaning be infringed by a three-dimensional product design? Disputes regarding the infringement of a wordmark by a purely figurative mark (and vice versa) have been the object of several...more

9/25/2015 - Design Patent Germany Intellectual Property Protection Substantially Similar Trademark Infringement Trademark Litigation Trademark Registration Trademarks Wordmarks

IP/IT & Media Newsletter - Issue 1/2014

In this issue: - Apps and Data Privacy – New Guidelines from the German DPAs New Developments in Cybersecurity Regulation - Refer-a-Friend Functionality on the Internet – Federal Court underpins its...more

8/7/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Mobile Apps Patent Litigation Patents

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (3rd Edition)

In this edition: - Introduction - Advertising & Marketing - Brand Protection & Reputational Management - Copyright (EU) - Copyright (U.S.) - Data Privacy & Security -...more

4/24/2014 - Copyright Cybersecurity Data Protection EU FDA Social Media Trademarks UK

German Federal Supreme Court Releases Long-Awaited Decision in Gameforge ‘Runes of Magic’ Case

Last week the German Federal Supreme Court (FSC) finally released its full decision, with reasons, in the Gameforge “Runes of Magic” litigation. The court had already made its decision on 17 July 2013 (file no.: I ZR 34/12)....more

1/8/2014 - Advertising Children's Products EU Free-to-Play Games Gaming Internet Retailers Marketing Online Gaming

IP/IT & Media Newsletter - December 2013

In this issue: - Advocate General Believes the Data Retention Directive to be Inconsistent with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - Cookies – Guidance on “How To” From the Article 29 Working Party - Is the...more


IP/IT & Media Newsletter - July 2013

In this issue: - Data Protection ‘Around the World’ - New Neighbouring Right for Press Publishers under German Copyright Law – from 1 August 2013 - German Federal Supreme Court decides on Internet Video...more

7/25/2013 - Copyright Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Online Videos Publishers Trademarks Wordmarks

IP/IT & Media Newsletter - Issue 1/2013

In this issue: - Cookies, Clouds and Other Challenges – Retrospect and Prospect in Data Protection - Employee Data Protection – What’s Down the Road? - German Federal Supreme Court Decides Another...more

3/25/2013 - Cloud Computing Cookies Copyright Data Protection Digital Sampling EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Infringement Keyword Advertising Music Industry Trade Dress Trademarks

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