Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft

Firm overview:

Seven lawyer Cologne IP boutique JONAS advises clients in the marketing of their products along the entire life cycle – from product development to product distribution. Peers say favourably it is, “an example of a firm you can negotiate with.” The firm aligns its legal services with regard to marketing with the law of commercial signs (trademarks, names, titles), copyright and design law assigned under a Product heading. The firm also advises on Patent law, Communication (Advertising law), Media law and Data protection.

Team overview:

JONAS has three Managing Directors and two partners advising on trademarks, design and competition law. The team provides strategic advice, protection and defence of designations (trademarks, names and titles) and product designs, in particular advice and management of national and international trademark portfolios and representation before the German PTO, The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The team offers representation in litigation before the District Courts and the Courts of Appeal, the ECJ and the Court of First Instance of the European Communities and in domain name arbitration proceedings (UDRP, ADR). In addition, one Of Counsel advises on competition matters before all regional and higher courts.

Key matters:

  • heyCurlz Proud & Unique (Figurative) vs. GOTCURLZ (Word) - Jonas filed an opposition based on chemical and consumer goods multinational Henkel AG’s European Union trade mark GOTCURLZ (word mark). The opposition was against Class 3 goods (Bleaching preparations etc) of Munich applicant Tamara Yanar’s EUTM heyCurlz Proud & Unique (figurative mark).
  • The Opposition Division rejected the opposition entirely because: “The relevant public with a merely average level of attention will certainly be able to distinguish between the signs.” Henkal AG was ordered to bear the costs.


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