Intellectual Property

No. 1 in Germany: ZELLER & SEYFERT filed by far the most EU trademarks in 2020

According to an official statistic of the company fovea, which has evaluated all trademark applications at the EUIPO in 2020, ZELLER & SEYFERT is by far the number 1 within Germany in terms of the number of EU trademark applications in 2020.

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Unfair Competition case: “100% slave free” confectionery company linked to ingredient supplier facing child labour lawsuit

In today’s morally conscious consumer society, the trend has pointed towards more ethically produced products. For Dutch confectionery company, Tony’s Chocolonely, this has been a part of their mission, embracing 100% slave free sourced chocolate. The company was founded by three Dutch journalists in 2005, after becoming aware of cocoa processing plants sourcing ingredients from plantations that used child labour and slavery.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos resigns - How should a legally compliant CEO resignation be done? 

JeffBezos, the founder of e-commerce giant Amazon, has announced on the 2nd of February 2021 that he will be stepping down from his CEO role. The announcement has been made public together with the company's fourth-quarter earnings report and was followed by an email to Amazon employees in which Mr. Bezos explained the reasons behind his decision to resign.

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Do I Need to Register My International Brand or Logo in Germany and/or the EU?

The following article deals with some general trademark issues that your company might face when thinking about protecting your trade names, logos, and slogans in Germany and the EU.

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Protection of Well-Known or Famous International Brands in Germany and the EU

The article deals with well-known or famous international brands in Germany and the EU and the requirements of their protection.

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Advertising in Germany: Comparing to Competitors

Is comparative advertising allowed in Germany? The following text highlights some legal aspects regarding comparative advertising from an international perspective.

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Data Protection Penalties based on new Arbeitsgericht Duesseldorf and Landgericht Munich Ruling in Employment Disputes

Recent data protection related rulings by the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Munich have strong implications for employers and their duty of care to employee information. Today, we take a look at these implications and the possible financial ramifications they face as a result of employee claims for misuse of their data.

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Legal Content Writer – Student position

We are searching for students or trainee lawyers for a Legal Content Writer position here in our Berlin office.

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Court cases and other legal proceedings in 2019 (short review of the year)

Attorney Dr. Christian Seyfert looks back on 120 court cases and several dozen trademark proceedings in which he represented his clients in 2019 before German courts or before the trademark offices (DPMA and EUIPO).

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