German Federal Patent Court cancels shape mark for sweets due to its mere technical function

Following a request for cancellation, the Federal Patent Court decided to cancel a shape mark for sweets arguing that it exclusively consisted of a shape necessary to obtain a technical result (Decision of the Federal Patent Court of 27 December 2016 on Case 25 W (pat) 59/14).
Please see my recent post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog for more information.