Marken und Kennzeichenrecht - Handbuch zum deutschen und europäischen Recht [The Law on Trademark and Sign Protection - Handbook on German and European Law] 2nd edition – new in August 2012
by Prof. Dr. Paul Lange, Rechtsanwalt [German lawyer]
C. H. Beck ISBN 978-3-406-58229-5
Following on from the 1st edition of the handbook, this second edition also provides a clear and systematically organised review of German and European trademark law. Both comprehensive and highly factual, it is geared to needs in practice and looks at about 3,100 relevant trademark decisions.
New content in this edition includes:
The second edition is reviewed as follows:
„Paul Lange, lawyer and honorary professor as well as an expert on industrial property, has produced the second edition of his comprehensive handbook on the law of sign protection. His penchant for universal consideration of everything that can be used to describe goods and services or corporate entities and private individuals now leads him also to an annotated study of the Commercial Code law on the use of company designations, protection of indications of geographical origin, the law on names and the asset element of personality rights plus Internet law relating to trademarks and other distinguishing signs. It is no wonder that this work – even now in a readable typeface – borders on two thousand pages long, has 6589 paragraph numbers and in some of its ten chapters has over six thousand footnotes (e.g. § 7 Scope of protection). And all by one person – respect!
This thorough handling of case-law in both EU and national courts gives those researching the law an assurance that they are treading a safe path. But even lateral thinkers (without whom the law might become fossilised) will find Lange’s work a great incentive to look at a case in a particular light and maybe also influence court judgments. Let us remember what my predecessor in office had to say in his review of the first edition (Erdmann, GRUR year 2006 page 835 ): Once you have used this handbook you will refer to it again and again.“
Presiding Federal Supreme Court Judge (retired) Dr Eike Ullmann, Karlsruhe, GRUR 2013, 270
“This work simply demands respect. Such an extensive and comprehensive handbook on German and European trademark law written by a single author is almost inconceivable, apart from Fezer’s Commentary on Trademark Law. The outcome is truly positive; hence its very first edition was quite rightly enthusiastically received and unanimously praised by Teplitzky (WRP 2006, 489) and Erdmann (GRUR 2006, 835). The author, Paul Lange, Honorary Professor and Düsseldorf attorney specializing in intellectual property, knows all about trademark law from his decades of practice as a consultant to major industrial companies, which is one of the major advantages of this book with its consistently enormous practical relevance in presenting material. The fact that this handbook has ultimately been compiled by a single author enables him to give a commanding overview of the whole of the material and avoids the overlaps and discrepancies typical of other handbooks and commentaries, although – it should also be noted here – this might sometimes lead to fruitful discussion within a work. ...”
Dr Lucas Elmenhorst, WRP 2013, 253.
The first edition is reviewed as follows:
"(...) In sum, this is a practitioner handbook of outstanding quality, that sets the benchmark. Lange has succeeded in providing an excellent demonstration of the law relating to trade marks and other designations which has impressed the reviewer.... Once you work with it you do not want to miss it anymore."
Prof. Dr. Willi Erdmann, former presiding judge of the First Civil Penal of the Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe, in: GRUR, Vol. 10/2006, concerning the first edition in 2006
“First of all, the publication by Lange – an attorney in Düsseldorf and Honorary Pro-fessor – meets two criteria that are rarely satisfied these days: it fills a gap that has remained open despite the numerous new publications of the last few years (includ-ing those in the field of Trade Mark Law), since for the first time the whole law relating to trade mark and other designations is combined systematically in one major work which partially also opens up new approaches and ways of handling issues; and it is not – as is common these days (and sadly often unavoidable) – authored by a more or less large number of (often very diverse) authors, but is the work of just one au-thor, despite its length, at almost 1100 pages, so that it is – as once the great Hefermehl said, who considered it to be the optimal solution - “from one hand”.
(...) In sum, this is an excellently conceived and executed book, which will enrich the understanding of anyone who deals with trade marks and other designations, whether frequently or only occasionally, and chooses to make use of it, and it can also be highly recommended to anyone who is interested in this area of law and wants to become acquainted with it – in its entirety or only partially – and/or to study it by themselves.”
Prof. Dr. Otto Teplitzky, former vice presiding judge of the First Civil Penal of the Federal Court of Justice, Honorary Professor at the University of Bonn, in: Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis, 04/2006, in relation to the first edition in 2006
International Trade Mark and Signs Protection (German Edition)
By Prof. Dr. Paul Lange, Rechtsanwalt
C. H. Beck ISBN 978-3406571220
International Trade Mark and Signs Protection (English Edition)
By Prof. Dr. Paul Lange, Rechtsanwalt
C. H. Beck ISBN 78-3-406-57875-5