‘Got a secret? But how can you keep it? EU Trade Secrets Directive: Implementation status and practical issues in different jurisdictions’

Since 26 April 2019, the German Trade Secrets Protection Act has been in force, implementing Directive (EU) 2016/943. Previously, trade secrets and their protection were not regulated centrally in one law in Germany, but in individual regulations, such as the Unfair Competition Act, Criminal law and Labour law Acts. Trade secrets are an important asset […]

“For every antibiotic” – final judgement of the Munich Higher Regional Court

At the request of Merx Pütz Rechtsanwälte, the Munich Higher Regional Court confirmed the regional court’s ban on advertising a dietary supplement consisting of various strains of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli with the disease-related claim “for every antibiotic” and the misleading claim “scientifically tested” in its judgement of 15 December 2022, case no. 29 U 386/21. […]

Lawyer Morten Merx listed in “The Best Lawyers”

Lawyer Morten Merx, founding partner of the law firm, is recommended in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers for his expertise in health care law (health products law). This area of law includes the law on the advertising of medicinal products as well as pharmaceutical and medical device law. The listings in The Best […]

Trade mark Paralegal at Merx Pütz Rechtsanwälte – we are looking for support!

We represent trade mark owners from Germany and abroad. As a law firm specialising in trademark law, we conduct numerous proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and WIPO in Geneva.If you are familiar with the course of the proceedings, electronic communication with the offices, trade mark […]

Lots of cheese but not a dairy product? The EUIPO with a spotty reasoning

With the help of Merx Pütz Rechtsanwälte, a Bavarian cheese manufacturer successfully defended itself against the cancellation of its word mark before the EUIPO. The Office confirmed the (extensive) use of the contested trade mark, but was nevertheless of the opinion that the use only applied to “cheese” and not to the superordinate term “dairy […]

Merx Pütz lawyers on training tour in Pullach near Munich

Merx Pütz Rechtsanwälte will be a guest at the training evening of the Pater-Rupert-Meyer-Realschule in Pullach on 10 May 2023. We will be there to answer questions from the pupils about training as a paralegal. The vocational school for legal and administrative professions, where future paralegals acquire their specialist knowledge, will also be on site.

Single product or majority of products? EUIPO decides on cancellation request

In proceedings concerning the invalidity of a registered Community design, the Invalidity Division of the EUIPO – the EU Office for the Protection of Intellectual Property – has rejected the application of a company based in Bavaria, represented by Merx Pütz Rechtsanwälte, in the first instance. The design shows different images of a shopping bag […]