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