In Germany, everyone knows that blue gas stations sell gasoline produced by a particular company. Even so, on the basis of a decision by Germany’s Federal Patent Court, the German Patent and Trademark Office refused to allow the color BLUE to be registered as a trademark. rospatt osten pross ultimately succeeded in having that ruling overturned.
Corporate names, trademarks and internet domain names are often a company’s “heart and soul” and have a high material and immaterial value. The attorneys at rospatt osten pross assist you with their creativity and experience from the development of your trademark and trademark strategy to the national and international registration of the mark, and in asserting your rights to it and defending it against attacks by third parties. This includes: searching for any interfering trademarks; handling of application, registration, objection and cancellation proceedings; managing trademarks; appearing in trade sign disputes; advising on the further development of brands and assisting clients in surveys; preparing and executing transfers of rights, drafting licensing agreements, and also co-existence and prerogative agreements.
rospatt osten pross was counsel in the first case in which the European Court of Justice laid down the current bases of the distinctiveness of community trademarks. Pioneering work has been done by us in the area of trademark protection for advertising slogans and abstract color trademarks.
Under ‘Landmark Decisions’ you will find a small choice of prominent cases that rospatt osten pross has handled.