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The Trademarks Law Review: Germany

Embedded in the European system, yet equipped with a confident own voice and some highly regarded national peculiarities, Germany, with its legal framework, is rightfully perceived as an attractive jurisdiction for trademark owners. Due to the efficient but diligent German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), experienced courts and established case law, Germany remains an outstandingly stable and reliable jurisdiction when it comes to registering and enforcing trademark rights.

Strengthening the alignment of the German trademark system with EU law, a recent reform in German trademark law has brought some significant changes both in substantial and procedural law.

Read more about

  • the legal framework,
  • registration of marks,
  • civil litigation,
  • recent and pending cases and 
  • an outlook on German trademark law 

in the article of Dr Jens Matthes, Anna Kräling and Maximilian Kiemle in The Trademarks Law Review (