ECJ: Use of product names such as “Tofu butter” or “Plant cheese” violates EU Law

In its decision of 14 June 2017, the ECJ stated that the terms milk as well as the names of other protected milk products cannot be used as part of product names for entirely vegan / vegetarian products (decision on case C-422/16). This also applies if the product names contain clarifying or descriptive further elements […]

German Federal Supreme Court limits the personal liability of company directors for violations of the Unfair Competition Act

In its decision of 18 June 2014 (Case ref: I ZR 242/12) the Federal Supreme Court reversed its jurisdiction according to which a company director was always already personally liable for the company’s violations of the Unfair Competition Act due to his position and the general responsibility for the business operations. In the future the […]