GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and London – www.grprainer.com/en conclude: A case decided by the Regional Court (LG) of Braunschweig (File number: 9 O 2637/12) concerned an agreement between two competing manufacturers of spirits. In their trademark delimitation agreement from 1974, the two companies had agreed on what colours could be used by which manufacturer in marketing the products. The plaintiff terminated the agreement in 2009. The reason it named was that market conditions had changed in the meantime, that contrary to the agreement signed at the time, the defendant and not the plaintiff was now connected with the colour of green, and that furthermore the sales figures had changed drastically. The defendant showed only declining sales, while the plaintiff had been able to expand its market share constantly. From the plaintiff’s point of view, this was enough reason for cancelling the agreement.