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Germany: Decision in first Flocke case expected on 7 March

A quick update on the Flocke case: German Franken TV reports that a decision by the Nuremberg court (Landgericht Nürnberg-Fürth) in the Flocke trade mark case is expected for 7 March 2008. It appears from Franken TV's report and other newssites that the court not only upheld the interim injunction but that the court is also of the opinion that the sweets manufacturer may have applied for the Flocke trade mark in a purely "speculative manner", pre-empting an application by the City of Nuremberg, where Flocke was born in the city zoo.

Update: The Telegraph reports that the German toy manufacturer Steiff is also planning to launch a Flocke range in May, despite the fact that it already markets a Steiff bear under the name "Knut". A spokesperson for Steiff is quoted as saying that “You’ll be able to tell that she’s a girl".

Posted by: Birgit Clark @ 18.55
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