The German Federal Supreme Court Decided on Damage Claims against Several Infringers in a Distribution Chain

In a decision, the German Federal Supreme Court concluded that, as a consequence of an intellectual property infringement, the transfer of the infringer’s profit can be claimed against each infringer within a distribution chain. However, if one infringer within the distribution chain compensates the next infringer because of his/her delivery of infringing products, such compensation can lead to a reduction of the infringer’s product.