10 Mar
2008

The case for Germany

Germany is the biggest and most affluent country in Europe. That makes it a vital market for companies from across the world. However, while Germany is a member of the European Union and should, therefore, follow standard EU trademark practice, there are certain nuances to the way the law is interpreted and enforced that could spell trouble for anyone failing to call upon the expertise of local counsel. And for those used to working in a common law jurisdiction, the fact that Germany is a civil law country brings other factors into play