Satirical brand that lampoons far-right fashion wins court victory | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 11.08.2010
German satirical clothing label Storch Heinar, which pokes fun at a clothing line popular with neo-Nazis, has won a legal battle. The producer of far-right favorite Thor Steinar claimed its brand was being damaged.
A court in Nuremburg dismissed a complaint that Storch Heinar had broken trademark law by lampooning the Thor Steinar brand.
The clothing label Mediatex brought the case against Storch Heinar-founder Mathias Brodkorb, a Social Democrat Party member of the state assembly in Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania.