KG confirms the cancellation of the “Black Friday” trade mark
Almost exactly one month before the next "Black Friday" sale, there is news again in the trademark dispute about the word mark "Black Friday". A quick refresher: the trademark "Black Friday" had been registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) since 2013. The term itself originates from the USA and now also refers on this side of the Atlantic to the annual sales event in online/offline retail on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This day now marks the start of the Christmas shopping season.