persolog transfers rights to brand name Remchingen/Karlsruhe, January 25, 2010 – the Federal Supreme Court in Karlsruhe ruled that the persolog GmbH the rights to the brand name disc and disc-training on the Inscape publishing, Inc. must transfer. Alone the two brand names were the subject of the dispute. Models, products and seminar content of the persolog GmbH remain unaffected. No direct consequences for persolog trainers can be derived from the judgment. A trial that the Inscape publishing, Inc. against the persolog GmbH had strained, was completed on January 21, 2010, in the last instance by the Federal Supreme Court (BGH) with a landmark decision. The proceedings concerned only the rights to the brand name disc and disc-training “, reported Friedbert Gay, Managing Director of the persolog GmbH.
persolog models, products and seminars have been the subject of the proceedings at any time.” In 1992, the persolog GmbH has the brand name disc and disc-training to protect against abuse of third parties in the Register of trade marks register and holder was exclusive. This was confirmed in all instances. The BGH has now decided that the rights are of the brand names still on the to transfer Inscape publishing, Inc.. We are very excited about the accurate judgement,”Friedbert Gay reveals. That the Supreme Court has drawn in this highly complex case itself, shows that the matter only at the highest legal level could come to a decision.” The Inscape publishing, Inc. has the right to transfer the rights to the two brand names. Its legal predecessor, the Carlson Learning Company, has used the lettering in 1984 to an English-language product DiSC.
In the United States alone, the first use of a brand name decides the ownership, not the registration in a register of trade marks as in Germany. According to the BGH, there is a likelihood. He admits the precedence of the German brand name to the U.S. brand names. Therefore can Inscape publishing, Inc. now the publication of trademarks demand. Of course, in this case, the persolog GmbH is transferred the rights. “No direct consequences for persolog coach a transfer of rights to the brand name has no consequences on the contents or the quality of our products and seminars,” Friedbert Gay explains the consequences of the judgment. We are since 2004 direct licensee of the father of the disc model, Prof. John G. Geier, or his successor in title. Therefore consult the scientifically most up-to-date version of his Ministry only persolog with the persolog personality factor model .” For persolog Academy trained instructors, the judgment has no direct consequence. However the persolog GmbH recommends that all coaches, to use the current persolog brands in their written communication in the future. To do this, the persolog GmbH provides image files under in the experts log.