Deutsche Post AG, Europe’s largest mail carrier, won a ruling from Germany’s highest civil court that may allow it to keep its trademark for POST. The Federal Court of Justice reversed a ruling by the German Patent Court that had ordered cancellation of the registration.
Deutsche Post has been involved in various lawsuits over the term POST, the German word for “mail”. In June, it lost suits aimed at stopping competitors from using the word in combination with other terms in their company names.
The term was registered as a word mark in 2003 after Bonn-based Deutsche Post showed that 84.6% of Germans associated the term with Deutsche Post, it said in an e-mailed statement on 24 October.