Bread MARKE SONNE warning letter by Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte

"Sonne" warning letter received from LSG Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte?

We can help you with warning letters from Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei in Munich.

If you have a Warning because of the Bread brand sun through LSG Lorenz Seidler Gossel Attorneys at Law on behalf of the Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei GmbH about the unlawful use of the Sonne bread brand, you have come to the right place.

Do not take warning letters from Sonne lightly!

When our clients have labeled their breads as "sunshine core" or "sunshine bread", they often receive a Warning letter due to an alleged trademark infringement by the Hofpfisterei Munich.

It's curious: somehow the Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei has succeeded in creating the "Sonne" brand. to be entered in the German trademark register.

The trademark owner of the trademark Sunthe Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei GmbH through the Law firm Lorenz Seidler Gossel accused of violating Trademark law to have violated the law.

The warnings we have received are from the lawyer Linus Paul Richter signed.

Several breads and rolls
Hofpfisterei rigorously enforces the rights to the Sonne brand

Why have I received a warning letter for trademark infringement of the "Sonne" trademark of Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei?

Hofpfisterei München is the owner of numerous brands with the name element "Sonne". It therefore prosecutes anyone who offers bread and rolls with the names "Sonne", "Sonnenkern" or "Sonnenbrot". Presumably you were simply found on the Internet.

Private sellers or private individuals cannot commit a trademark infringement. Recipients of trademark infringement warnings are often small bakers. In our experience, organic bakeries are particularly affected.

Sun warning: Hope for a successful defense!

In the recent past, there have been several rulings by the BGH that make it more difficult for Hofpfisterei to enforce its rights. The chances of successfully prevailing against Hofpfisterei München have never been as good as they are today.

Hope for the warned parties BGH "SAM" decisionIn it, the Federal Court of Justice recognized for clothing that the public is accustomed to clothing lines and items of clothing often bearing names that are not perceived as trademarks.

According to the BGH, they serve solely to differentiate between the company's own goods. For this to be the case, however, there would have to be a naming custom in the sector concerned.

In our opinion, this is the case with baked goods: the public is used to each product in a bakery display having its own name. However, this does not serve to exclude third parties from using the name, but merely to enable the customer to order, for example, the "Sonnenkern" instead of "das Graue da links hinten".

What do Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei and its lawyers Lorenz Seidler Gossel mean by "risk of confusion"?

In the Trademark law is the Risk of confusion the decisive criterion in the assessment of a possible trademark infringement. This is the case if Baked goods the same name as the protected names carry or this confusingly similar sees. Unfortunately, this has Munich Regional Court has been very generous to the Hofpfisterei in the past and has waved through virtually every word combination containing "sun".

Sun warning: What can I expect?

LSG demands everything on behalf of Hofpfisterei that a trademark owner can demand from the infringer:

  • Complete Removal - i.e.: removal - of the warned offer.
  • Omission the advertising or sale of bread or other baked goods with the name "Sonne" by submitting a declaration to cease and desist.
  • Information about the origin of the goods through the right to information under trademark law.
  • Reimbursement of warning costsusually from a Value in dispute of € 200,000. In rare cases, however, the amount in dispute can also be € 150,000.00 or even € 500,000.00.

Do I have to submit a cease-and-desist declaration and transfer the required amount to Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte?

We advise you never to hastily sign a cease-and-desist declaration or transfer a lot of money to someone just because they demand it. You shouldn't either!

In order to check whether the claims that the Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei Towards you through LSG Attorneys at Law is justified, the allegation should first be made via a Trademark law should be checked by an experienced and knowledgeable person. After all, there is often no infringement at all. 

Particularly suitable for this test is a Specialist lawyer for intellectual property rightsTrademark attorney Robert Meyen is a specialist lawyer for intellectual property law and therefore an expert in trademark matters.

Should I sign the enclosed cease-and-desist declaration? Can I save money with it?

We strongly advise against taking action yourself in such a case, because in trademark law it is almost impossible for a layperson to take action against the opposing experts and Lawyers to decide such proceedings in your favor.

 Let us, experts in trademark law, represent you profitably. Contact us here and get a free check of your warning letter.

How does a trademark lawyer check the Sonne warning letter?

As a result Five test steps for the Trademark attorney necessary:
  1. Character similarity - Are your baked goods labeled as "sun", "sun core" or with a similar sun name?
  2. Similarity of goods - Is your product similar to a product listed in the register of goods and services of the trademark "Sonne"?
  3. Use of the sign in the course of trade - Have you traded in baked goods for business or as a private individual
  4. Brand use - Was the name of your bread, roll or cake actually used in the manner of a trademark? We have already reported on the SAM decision of the BGH above.
  5. Exceptions under trademark law - in §§ 22, 23 MarkenG there are further exceptions where there is no trademark infringement.

Sun warning letter: What is a modified cease-and-desist declaration?

It is not sufficient to simply delete all offers that LSG Rechtsanwälte has reprimanded in its warning letter. This is because the owner of the trademark rights wants to be sure in this case that such a Injury his Trademark rights not repeated. One speaks of Risk of repetition

According to established case law, the risk of repetition can only be eliminated by a penalized and valid for life Cease and desist declaration be eliminated. A Modified cease-and-desist declaration promises less than the person issuing the warning letter expects and enough to be considered as settling the dispute in court.

Can I submit a cease-and-desist declaration without a contractual penalty?

A cease-and-desist declaration must be serious. A risk of repetition can therefore only be effectively excluded if you agree to a contractual penalty in the event of repetition of the infringement. trademark infringing act promise. 

How high such a contractual penalty must be and in which cases it should apply is a lawyer's trade. A contractual penalty that is too low or "wrong" will certainly lead to Lawsuit or preliminary injunction and brings a immense cost risk with it.

You can often Declarations to cease and desist the Rights holderin this case the Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei modify in favor of the infringerIn the best case scenario, the infringer may have to pay less or sometimes not at all in the event of an infringement.

Such a Modified cease-and-desist declaration can help to reduce the threat of contractual penalties for trademark infringers. A good and experienced lawyer can therefore help you, especially at the beginning of the defense save a lot of money!

Let Robert Meyen, specialist lawyer for intellectual property rightsadvise and defend. Contact us here.

Sun warning: Warning costs

They should Costs the Lawyers carrywhich are Value in dispute from 150.000 €200.000 €up to 500.000 €, are extremely high. We strongly advise against negotiating here yourself!

We will be happy to advise you and take over the defense of your sun warning against Ludwig Stocker Hofpfisterei from Munich and LSG Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

If you have been informed of a Sun warning are affected, please call us or send us a message. We will take all the necessary steps for you.

You can rest assured that we will handle your matter conscientious and fast edit. This increases the chances of achieving the required Significant costs for the other party to lower.

Please do not defend yourself: In the vast majority of cases, Hofpfisterei Munich "responds" directly with a complaint.

In the worst case, you may even weaken your position and provide the opposing attorneys and patent attorneys with new argumentation material for the fight.

Sun warning: The specialist lawyer saves a lot of money!

The first goal in the defense against such Sun warning is usually the quickest possible delivery of a modified version in your favor. Cease and desist declaration. This has the highest priority!

We would be pleased to represent you nationwide in this matter against the law firm LSG Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte. 

For a non-binding initial consultation, please use our Contact form or write - preferably with the warning letter as an attachment - to

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