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Friday, 13 May 2016

German court bans Airscarf seat heating in Mercedes cars

Reuters reports that Mercedes has been banned from selling cars equipped with its Airscarf heating system, which blows warm air round your neck - useful if you are in a convertible and don't have a real scarf, presumably. Safer, perhaps, because a real scarf could become caught in a wheel. The device infinrges a patent. Strangely (and to the car maker's apparent consternation) although lower courts had sided with Mercedes, the Bundesgerichtshof found against them on appeal. Perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising, as that's why we have appeal courts.

No judgment available yet on the BGH website, at least not that I can find, but if I find it later I will post a link.

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