General Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions of the contract are rules for a variety of contracts which are set by one of the parties.
A trademark which develops into a generic term for certain products or services is not enforceable anymore because it becomes non-distinctive. To prevent that a trademark develops into a generic term, the holder of the trademark rights has to protect his right, e.g. through prohibiting the use of the trademark by third parties and by demanding publishers of dictionaries to note that the word is protected as a trademark.
A geographical indication is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin. The use of a geographical indication helps to distinguish products or services and also may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a certain reputation.
German Act on Copyright and Related Rights
The German Act on Copyright and Related Rights is the legal basis for the German copyright system. To protect his rights The Act offers the copyright holder injunctive relief, compensation claims and a right to removal, and an information right.
German Act on the Advertising of Medical Products
The German Act on the Advertising of Medical Products regulates the advertisement with respect to medication concerning medical products etc. and treatments which aim at promising the healing of diseases.
German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO)
The German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) is the central authority in the field of industrial property protection in Germany. It operates within the administration and authority of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. The headquarters of the DPMA is located in Munich, Germany. Further satellite offices are located in Jena and Berlin. The statutory duty of the DPMA is to grant and administer industrial property rights and to provide information on industrial property rights in Germany.
German Trademark Act
The German Trademark Act protects the owner of trademarks, business designations and geographical indications. It regulates the application and registration procedures for German trademarks and opposition, cancellation and appeal claims as well as their enforcement. Furthermore, it grants the holder the possibilities of injunctive relief, compensation claims, right to removal and an information right.