Market Court rules on use of BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce trademarks
In a recent case from the Market Court (MAO:641/16), the plaintiffs Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited sued a person, whose company “Panama” was engaged in repairing cars, for trademark infringement. Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft owns the trademarks “BMW” and “MINI” and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited owns the trademark “Rolls Royce”. Panama referred to the trademarks on its website to market its services.
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