Industrial property rights
Fighting unfair competition: we advise you in all areas of competition law, especially in matters of reputation exploitation and misleading advertising.
In the context of industrial property rights, it is of great practical importance that the inventors or authors of products are granted protection against third-party imitations of their products under certain circumstances. This is known as the supplementary protection of rights under competition law.
However, the principle of freedom to imitate must be taken into account. Accordingly, unfair behaviour is only deemed to have occurred if there are further unfair features in addition to imitation. This includes, for example, exploitation of reputation.
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Dr. Alfred N. Klinger
Lawyer – European Trademark and Design Attorney