Germany, a legal report: trademarks, designs, patents and unfair competition 2018 (part 1)

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BIE 2019/3, p. 132 - 137, U. Hildebrandt: "In the past year, there have been major changes in trade mark law due to a modified German trade mark act and due to rich case law. The first senate at the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH), responsible for trade mark, design, copyright and unfair competition law, has a new presiding judge and the senate seems to be more willing to address the CJEU with preliminary proceedings. For the first time this report also includes commercial aspects of copyright law. Again, German courts filed lots of requests
for interim decision to the CJEU."