After EUIPO in particular, Germany has just put into force a new law on the unusual categories of brands. The Markenrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz came into force on January 14, 2019. For the record, this follows a corresponding European directive in force since 2016. Movement marks, multimedia marks and holographic marks are now officially filable before the German Office.
Another category is the certification mark, which makes it possible to confer quality labels with a better defined legal framework.
This new law improves the rights of applicants and makes it possible to approximate the provisions of the EUIPO marks.