According to a recent press release by the German Federal Court of Justice, it has overruled the German Federal Patent Court in four important parallel decisions of October 18 2017. The Federal Court of Justice has therefore underlined its liberal approach regarding the registrability of three-dimensional (3D) trademarks. The cases concerned packaging for a chocolate bar and the shape of glucose tablets (see Press Releases 162 and 163 on the court website).

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