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Court Of Justice Of The EU Rules On Copyright Implications Of Sampling In Music
On 29 July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the copyright implications of sampling in music and established criteria as to when sampling falls within the scope of artistic freedom.
European Union
6 Sep 2019
German Federal Court Of Justice Denies Compulsory License On Anti-Cholesterol Drug Patent
On 4 June 2019, the German Federal Court of Justice upheld a ruling by the German Federal Patent Court in which the latter court denied an application for a compulsory license under a patent related
28 Jun 2019
Germany Introduces New Trade Secrets Act Which Imposes Extensive Preventive Measures On Companies
After several months of delay and heated political discussion among all German parties about the scope of protection regarding journalists
29 Apr 2019
European Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules For The Internet, Including So-Called ‘Link Tax' And ‘Upload Filters'
On 26 March 2019, following a lengthy process, the European Parliament has given final approval to the Copyright Directive, aimed at the modernization of the EU copyright regime.
European Union
8 Apr 2019
German Federal Court Of Justice Confirms Copyright In Photographs Of Public Domain Paintings
On 20 December 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice confirmed that photographs of public domain paintings ‎are, in principle, protected by a copyright-related right in section 72 of the German Copyright Act (Case No. I ZR 104/17).
2 Apr 2019
Das Markenmodernisierungsgesetz – Zu den wichtigsten Änderungen
Das Markenrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz setzt die Richtlinie (EU) 2015/2436 (Markenrichtlinie) in das deutsche Recht um und ist gerade am 14. Januar 2019 in Bezug auf die meisten Änderungen und Neuerungen in Kraft getreten.
24 Jan 2019
Court Of Justice Of The EU: No Copyright Protection For The Taste Of Food – For Now
It is likely that the CJEU's ruling can be extended further to scents and other sensory input.
European Union
5 Dec 2018
No Supplementary Protection Certificate For Medical Devices … At Least For Now
On 25 October 2018, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled on the Boston Scientific case (Case C-527/17)
European Union
20 Nov 2018
German Federal Patent Court Denies Compulsory License On Anti-Cholesterol Drug Patent
On 6 September 2018, the German Federal Patent Court denied an application for a (preliminary) compulsory license ...
4 Oct 2018
Limited German Tax Deductibility Of Low-Taxed License Payments Made To Related US Entities
Pursuant to the "license barrier" rule in Sec. 4j German Income Tax Act, newly introduced as of 1 January 2018, arm's length business expenses ...
25 Jul 2018
Court Of Justice Of The EU: Louboutin's Red Sole Trademark Is Valid
On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Christian Louboutin's red sole trademark was valid (Case C-163/16).
European Union
22 Jun 2018
Unified Patent Court Agreement Ratified By The UK
The UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") on 26 April 2018.
European Union
17 May 2018
BREXIT – Commission Consistent With IP Industry Demands
In preparation of Brexit, the European Commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on 28 February 2018, which sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU.
European Union
13 Mar 2018
The General Court Of The European Union Rules On The Immorality Of The Movie Title „Fack ju Göhte"
Back in 2015 Constantin Film AG, the production company of the German movie „Fack ju Göhte", filed an European Union trademark application for its movie title „Fack ju Göhte" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
European Union
20 Feb 2018
We Wish You A Happy Christmas! Enjoy Your Time At The Christkindlesmarkt!
The owner of the mark disagreed and filed a complaint against this cancellation decision with the German Federal Patent Court.
22 Dec 2017
German Federal Patent Court Determines License Fee For A Compulsory License Under HIV Drug Patent
On 21 November 2017, the German Federal Patent Court decided about a license fee for the HIV-Drug Isentress for which it has granted a compulsory license in 2016.
19 Dec 2017
Court Of Justice Of The EU Ruled On The Use Of Trade Marks As Indication Of Quality
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
European Union
11 Sep 2017
UPC: German Ratification Postponed Due To A Request By The German Federal Constitutional Court
The president's signing is the last step required for a law to come into force after it has already passed both legislative chambers in Germany.
21 Jun 2017
German Federal Court of Justice Shows the Red Card to Cheat Software for Online Role-Playing Games
On 12 January 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice has handed down it´s second landmark decision on cheat software within three months.
13 Apr 2017
German Parliament Approves Ratification of the UPC Agreement
The future of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) appears to look a bit clearer following recent ratification activities. On 16 January 2017, the Preparatory Committee for the UPC announced on its website that it is working under the assumption that the UPC can become operational in December 2017.
22 Mar 2017
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