HARTE-BAVENDAMM Rechtsanwälte in Hamburg

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HARTE-BAVENDAMM offers specialized legal services in intellectual property and unfair competition law, catering to innovative enterprises not just within Germany, but across the globe.

At Home in Hamburg, Globally Committed

Operating from our office in a borough in the heart of the City of Hamburg known as “HafenCity”, we maintain a global outlook and vigilantly oversee the broader context. As economic activities transcend national boundaries, legal considerations follow suit.

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GIs for craft and industrial products
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While there has long been a legal framework for the protection of geographical indications at EU level, there was no EU-wide system to protect names of products such as Solingen cutlery, Erzgebirge Weihnachtsschmuck, or Limoges porcelaine.

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Cheat packs repackaged!
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Karolina Schöler

News on packaging law – The Federal Court of Justice rules on misleading packaging in online stores. At the same time, significant changes to packaging law are pending at EU level, as the EU Parliament has adopted the trilogue draft of the Packaging Regulation. This regulation is likely to mean the "end" for large parts of packaging, and not just for deceptive packaging. Brand and design owners should deal with the changes as soon as possible.

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The AI Act: new regulations and their significance for companies
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Michael Wittlinger

On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union finally adopted the “Artificial Intelligence Act”(“AI Act”) as the world's first comprehensive piece of legislation to regulate artificial intelligence. The regulation has undergone a number of changes compared to the version passed by the European Parliament in March. In our article, we answer the most important questions about the AI Act and explain what action and advice your company needs to take.

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New GC decision ruling on the proof of use request
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Caroline Trenner

Trademark owners are regularly confronted with the proof of use requirement in disputes before the national trademark offices or courts. After expiry of the 5-year grace period, trademarks that have not been put to genuine used may be declared invalid and thus removed from the register, or disregarded in opposition proceedings. This is because, in principle, anyone who registers a trademark must also make genuine use of it for the registered goods and services. This makes it all the more important for trademark owners whose marks are outside the grace period to be able to prove the genuine use of their marks.

From the inception of a business idea, through its development and commercialisation, we offer strategic legal advice on IP law with respect to securing and enforcing intellectual property rights and the execution of development, licensing and distribution agreements.

Awards & Recognitions

For years, HARTE-BAVENDAMM has consistently been acknowledged as a premier German law firm specializing in trademark and unfair competition law, earning acclaim in numerous esteemed rankings such as Chambers, WTR 1000, The Legal 500, IP Stars and JUVE Handbuch.

Für innovative Unternehmen in Deutschland und weltweit: HARTE-BAVENDAMM ist spezialisiert auf das Recht des geistigen Eigentums und das Wettbewerbsrecht.
Für innovative Unternehmen in Deutschland und weltweit: HARTE-BAVENDAMM ist spezialisiert auf das Recht des geistigen Eigentums und das Wettbewerbsrecht.
Für innovative Unternehmen in Deutschland und weltweit: HARTE-BAVENDAMM ist spezialisiert auf das Recht des geistigen Eigentums und das Wettbewerbsrecht.