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“Fighting with the gloves off” — while this saying has its roots in sports, it is often also true for the sportswear industry. The aggressive competition between companies requires high precision and strategic anticipation of the prosecution and enforcement of protective rights. At the same time, the traditionally short and ever tighter innovation cycles demand fast action, so instinct and a thorough background knowledge of current lifestyle and fashion developments are indispensable. In view of international production and distribution chains, a cross-national assessment is also necessary.

The energetic nature of the industry is reflected in the dynamic development of the sector-specific law, particularly in the area of patents, designs and trademarks. Our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law know how important sound and up-to-date knowledge of German and European law and an understanding for important non-European markets (such as the USA) are. In addition, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG draws on many years of experience in prosecuting and enforcing protective rights in this industry, with our attorneys being inspired by their personal passion for sport and fashion.
 

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81675 Munich
Germany

Phone: +49 89 928 05-0
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Designs, Sports
Protectability of a design, the representations of which show different embodiments of a product – Federal Court of Justice, decisions of Dec. 20, 2018, docket nos. I ZB 25/18 – Sporthelm [sports helmet] and I ZB 26/18 – Sportbrille [sports glasses]

In two groundbreaking decisions that change the settled case law, the Federal Court of Justice…

Firm News on
Sports, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful for adidas in opposition appeal proceedings against a European patent of Nike

The patent-in-suit EP 1 746 909 of competitor Nike relates to a garment with zones of different air…

Firm News on
Designs, Sports
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends adidas in preliminary injunction proceedings regarding an attack by Puma against the first model produced in series in adidas’ “Speedfactory”, namely the Boost shoe model “Futurecraft M.F.G.”

After the presiding judge of the 6th civil senate of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt had…

Firm News on
Sports, Fashion, Designs
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends adidas in preliminary injunction proceedings regarding an attack by Puma against the latest version of the iconic “Stan Smith” sneakers

After an oral hearing of more than three hours before the Regional Court of Braunschweig on June 19,…

Firm News on
Oppositions and Nullity, Sports, Fashion, Patent Litigation
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful for adidas in nullity appeal proceedings against a patent which Nike had asserted against the “adizero primeknit”-shoes

On January 31, 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rendered a decision revoking, in its…

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Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity, Sports, Fashion
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successful for adidas in nullity proceedings against a patent which Nike asserted against the “adizero primeknit”-shoes.

Press release of November 20, 2014

On October 30, 2014 the Federal Patent Court (FPC) issued a…

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