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Mayer Brown
The UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") on 26 April 2018.
SKW Schwarz
On January 13, 2018, the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will enter into force, which also introduces higher security standards for online payments.
SKW Schwarz
It must have felt like an early Christmas present to film and TV producers on 12 December 2017 when the plenary session of the European Parliament confirmed ...
Dentons
The BaFin published Circular (Rundschreiben) on high-risk third countries under money laundering aspects
Clyde & Co
After the United States and Australia, Germany is one of the most litigious countries in the world when it comes to D&O liability.
Jones Day
Presented by Germany's Federal Ministry of Justice, the Draft Act, if ratified, would grant qualified institutions the right to bring class actions for groups of consumers in order to attain a declaratory judgment.
Gowling WLG
The German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, "BVerfG") has handed down a momentous decision for business operators selling food and feed within Germany:
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In anticipation of the implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive, the topic of know-how protection has been widely discussed.
SKW Schwarz
Der Arbeitgeber kann sich arbeitsvertraglich die Möglichkeit einräumen, die Höhe einer Sonderzahlung einseitig nach billigem Ermessen zu bestimmen.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A recent German Federal Court of Justice decision may have a significant impact on content providers' business models.
SKW Schwarz
Free content yes – but only without advertising, please. This is where the business model of ad blockers comes in to meet this request: it allows Internet users to have online advertising suppressed.
SKW Schwarz
#sponsoredby and #ad won't help when it comes to necessary disclosure of sponsored advertising. German courts are asked to rule on content in influencers' social media ...
SKW Schwarz
Augmented Reality (AR) superimposes users' real environment with digitally created content. In the recent past, the AR application "Pokémon Go" has gained particular recognition.
SKW Schwarz
The mobility of the future is arriving in the present to an ever-higher degree. Bike sharing, car sharing, and carpooling have established themselves as well-functioning business models ...
SKW Schwarz
In desk sharing setups, employees no longer have their individual workplace assigned to them in their office or in their department but are able to freely choose it on a daily basis ...
SKW Schwarz
Shortly prior to the direct application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Conference ...
SKW Schwarz
The placement of a second borrower's note by LBBW with the help of blockchain was met with great response in public reporting at the end of 2017.
SKW Schwarz
An amendment to purchasing law entered into effect on January 1, 2018. If products sold are defective, the seller now has to reimburse the cost of dismantling the defective item ...
SKW Schwarz
It is impossible to imagine today's world without the use of information technology systems. And yet, while the use of IT systems seems to facilitate everyday and professional life ..
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On April 19, 2018, the European Parliament has adopted the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD).
Mayer Brown
Works council elections are generally held every four years, from March 1 through May 31. A flawed election process can be costly for the employer.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Die Anmelder sollten sich der Folgen dieser Entscheidungen bewusst sein.
McDermott Will & Emery
The German transparency register established under the German money laundering act now applies to many international clients.
SKW Schwarz
Markenhersteller haben nicht erst seit den Zeiten des Internets damit zu kämpfen, dass Originalprodukte außerhalb der von ihnen autorisierten Vertriebswege angeboten werden.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Recent decisions passed by three different instances of the EPO have significant effects on the patentability of inventions under European patent law.
Jones Day
German law does not provide a means of collective redress for consumer claims.
SKW Schwarz
Gestern fand am BGH die seit längerem mit Spannung erwartete Verhandlung über die wettbewerbsrechtliche Zulässigkeit des Werbeblockers „AdBlock Plus" statt.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The findings from the recent Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf decision Mobiles Kommunikationssystem have established a new framework ...
McDermott Will & Emery
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have played an increasingly significant role in discussions concerning blockchain-related projects.
SKW Schwarz
In March 2018, the UK Court of Appeal (Computer Associates UK Ltd. v. The Software Incubator Ltd. [2018] EWCA Civ 518)...
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