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Mayer Brown
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 26, 2017, the German Prevention of Money Laundering Act (the "Act") implementing the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849 of May 20, 2015, the "Directive") came into effect.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Germany this summer introduced a new transaction value-based set of reporting thresholds.
WilmerHale
In this editorial, published in the September 2017 issue of Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, Hartmut Schneider discusses the implications of the new administration for...
Arendt & Medernach
Germany is one of the main economies of Europe. In terms of fund distribution it's also one of the key jurisdictions for the Luxembourg market. On January 1st 2018, in Germany, the Tax Law will change in respect to fund taxation.
Jones Day
As part of the implementation of the European Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU Directive 2015/849), a new German Money Laundering Act has come into effect.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong published a Resolution on Data Protection in Automated and Connected Vehicles, ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 1 October 2017, the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (Network Enforcement Act, „NetzDG") that we already reported on in April and May, entered into force (English version here).
Jones Day
Non-compete clauses in the United Kingdom or United States do not typically provide for compensation.
Jones Day
In addition, both reports note that less than one third of companies turn to the government for assistance when dealing with an attack.
Jones Day
On July 5, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("DPA") published its Questionnaire for GDPR Implementation in English.
Jones Day
Several of the Commissioner's recommendations discuss the principle of data minimization and limiting data processing activities to the extent necessary for the operability of the service.
Clyde & Co
In the September 2017 edition of its monthly journal, the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published a statement on the insurability of cyber extortion payments.
Dentons
The Monopolies Commission expressed the view that a certain potential for distortions of competition caused by common ownership cannot be excluded.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Deutsche Börse will pay fines imposed by the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor over alleged insider trading in a bid to close the investigation.
Dehns
As reported here, Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement was unexpectedly put on hold earlier this year when a challenge against ratification was lodged at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Clyde & Co
Cyber-attacks have become a frequent theme in daily news. In Germany, the attacks on Deutsche Telekom and the parliament Deutsche Bundestag have proven that companies are regular and prime target for hackers.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will become applicable 25 May 2018.
Noerr LLP
In 2016 and until June 2017, Germany's Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") reviewed around 1,200 merger filings. A detailed review in Phase II proceedings has been initiated and/or concluded in 14 cases.
K&L Gates
The raising of funds for cryptocurrency projects (also called Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs) gain more and more market interest.
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Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 4 July 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—in two separate cases—held that pre-formulated agreements on work fees that are payable independent from the term of the underlying loan...
Mayer Brown
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
Dehns
Testarossa is the name of one of the most famous Ferrari cars which was manufactured between 1984 and 1996.
Clyde & Co
Cyber-attacks have become a frequent theme in daily news. In Germany, the attacks on Deutsche Telekom and the parliament Deutsche Bundestag have proven that companies are regular and prime target for hackers.
Dentons
The Monopolies Commission expressed the view that a certain potential for distortions of competition caused by common ownership cannot be excluded.
Noerr LLP
In 2016 and until June 2017, Germany's Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") reviewed around 1,200 merger filings. A detailed review in Phase II proceedings has been initiated and/or concluded in 14 cases.
Dehns
As reported here, Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement was unexpectedly put on hold earlier this year when a challenge against ratification was lodged at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Dehns
Breaking news: the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has, according to this report, ordered the Federal President not to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will become applicable 25 May 2018.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Deutsche Börse will pay fines imposed by the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor over alleged insider trading in a bid to close the investigation.
K&L Gates
The raising of funds for cryptocurrency projects (also called Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs) gain more and more market interest.
Dehns
Another interesting finding of the court regards the role of the reputation of the trade mark.
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