No link to the Munich Oktoberfest allowed
The use of images and wordings suggesting a link to the original Munich Oktoberfest was prohibited by the Munich I Regional Court on June 25 for the organizers of the Dubai event. Consequently, they must now refrain from making any corresponding reference to the Munich Oktoberfest in the advertising of their event.
Among other things, the court expressly clarified that the organizers of a planned fall event in Dubai had unlawfully created the inaccurate impression that the original Oktoberfest was moving to Dubai this year. This was precisely what the organizers were aiming for, among other things, with the advertising message "Oktoberfest goes Dubai". This was intended to attract showmen and restaurateurs, especially after the cancellation of the Oktoberfest on the Theresienwiese due to the pandemic. In the opinion of the city and the court, the organizers thereby attempted to use the esteem shown for the original for themselves in an unfair manner.