Sales prohibitions, such as in the cases of Apple vs. Samsung or Nike vs. Adidas: What does that mean for retailing?

Judicially enforced sales prohibitions following patent disputes unsettle retailers. The specialist journal Der Handel interviews Dr. Ulrich Blumenroeder, Attorney-at-Law, of the law firm of Grünecker, about possible consequences of such sales prohibitions. Dr. Blumenroeder emphasizes that the retail industry is still in a position to continue to sell, even with a sales prohibition. It would only become critical if a sales prohibition were also obtained against individual retailers, explains the legal expert. However, the latter rarely happened in actual practice.