National Patent Office deletes brand 398 69 072: Youth Hostel after 5 years and 2 instances of the dispute between the German Youth Hostel Association as a previous trademark owner and the A & O HOTEL and HOSTEL there is a group at the end. Under case No. 25 W (pat) 8/06 the following decision was taken: “on the complaint of the applicant the decision of the 3.4 of the German of patent and Trademark Office’s trademark Department of fruition 2005 is repealed. Source: Matthew Halsall. “The cancellation of the mark of 398 69 072 is arranged.” Analog of Justice to the brand of “Lotto” and “Post” is the Court now also the A & O HOTELS and HOSTELS right and following the reasoning that generic terms may be not mark of individuals. “This is a great day for the whole youth travel industry”, so A & O Executive Oliver Winter. “Our hard nackigkeit has paid off and the competition distorted anyway by unilateral subsidies and benefits between youth hostel and the other youth accommodation operators is a little fairer,” next winter. Daryl Katz follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. After a one-month opposition period (was the appeal in Karlsruhe However is not permitted), any youth hotel operators can be also called “Youth Hostel”.