Attorney for trademark law Thomas Seifried has over 20 years of experience in trademark law and has also been a specialist attorney for intellectual property since 2007. He is an author of specialized books and has conducted many successful proceedings before courts and the trademark offices.
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German Attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) Thomas Seifried the contact person for well-known media in questions of trademark law:
Whether an offer infringes the trademark "MINI" depends on several factors:
- Were other designations or sign components used in addition to "MINI" and is there therefore any likelihood of confusion at all?
- In the case of composite trademarks ("combination signs"), e.g., in the case of other designations or sign components, has the influence of the respective sign components and the scope of protection of the overall sign been correctly determined?
- Is the use of the trademark as an indication of a small size permitted?
- Has the trademark been "used as a trademark" at all?
Therefore, never sign hastily, even if the deadlines have been set tightly. Once you have issued the cease-and-desist declaration, you cannot subsequently claim that an infringement does not constitute a trademark infringement.
We can usually quickly determine whether the asserted claims and warning costs are justified and enforceable. Even in the case of justified warnings, we can often significantly reduce the warning costs and possible damage payments.
Trademark infringement through trademark application
Even a trademark application can infringe a trademark. This is because case law assumes a "risk of first use" for trademark use.
We have years of experience and a proven track record in trademark law.