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Doing Business in Germany Consumer Sector

Germany should not be a blank spot on your company map. Located at the center of Continental Europe, it is the world’s fourth biggest economy and the home of some of the biggest...

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German Federal Supreme Court: Providing third-party software for download is copyright infringement
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In its judgment I ZR 132/17, published at the end ofJuly, the German Federal Supreme Court (GFSC) found that providing software for the purpose of retrieval on a download portal means ...

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"Afghanistan papers" EU Court of Justice rules limited discretion in transposing Copyright Directive
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In its judgment of 29 July 2019 (C-469/17), the CJEU ruled that freedom of information and freedom of the press are not capable of justifying a limitation of a copyright beyond the...

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"Afghanistan papers" EU Court of Justice rules limited discretion in transposing Copyright Directive
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In its judgment of 29 July 2019 (C-469/17), the CJEU ruled that freedom of information and freedom of the press are not capable of justifying a limitation of a copyright beyond the...

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AMS Neve vs. Heritage Audio: CJEU strengthens jurisdiction against Online EUTM Infringements
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When enforcing their trademarks against cross-border online infringements, right holders are regularly faced with the fundamental question: Which jurisdiction? The answer to this question...

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EUIPO: Repeat Trademark Applications for Same Classes Can Equate to Bad Faith

In July, the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO declared the MONOPOLY trade mark invalid to the extent that the underlying application covered goods and services for which the trade mark was...

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Watch: IP Opportunities and Risks for Brand Owners Exploring Opportunities in the eSports Space

eSports is competitive video gaming at a professional level and revenues are expected to grow to US$1.4 billion by 2020.

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20-Year Legal Dispute Over Two Seconds of Music: CJEU on the Never-Ending Sampling Story

German courts have been dealing with the Metall auf Metall [song by the German band Kraftwerk] case for two decades. Recently, the CJEU, too, has had to deal with the case and ruled by...

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Blockchain: A Likely Fashion Industry Game-Changer and Goods Authentication Tool

So far you have probably only heard of blockchain in connection with financial transactions and Bitcoins.Well, that should change soon.

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