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ECJ confirms a broad interpretation of "extraction" from a protected database

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 10 2008

The ECJ's decision in Directmedia Publishing GmbH v Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Case C-30407, 9 October 2008) confirms that, for the purposes of infringement, "extraction" of data from a protected database should be interpreted broadly and can include transfers made after individual assessment of the data by the user

Broad-based database protection

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 28 2008

By their very nature, the exact scope of protection of sui generis rights in the field of intellectual property is hard to determine

Sui generis right - concept of extraction

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • November 25 2008

Following a reference from the German courts, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has, in Directmedia Publishing GmbH v Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, provided guidance on, and given a broad scope to, the concept of extraction in the context of infringement of the database right

Application of competition law to compulsory insurance scheme

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • December 1 2008

Advocate General Mazák (the AG) has given his Opinion on whether a body providing insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases is an "undertaking" for the purposes of EC competition law

Action over German waste disposal contract

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • January 7 2009

Infringement proceedings have commenced before the European Court of Justice over a public service contract for the disposal of biodegradable waste in Germany

German Federal Supreme Court sends adwords question to the ECJ

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • January 23 2009

Yesterday the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) published its keenly anticipated decisions on three adword cases

ECJ rules against central register of foreign nationals

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 6 2009

On December 15, 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in Case C-52406 Heinz Huber v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland, which involved the legality of a database (Central Register of Foreign Nationals) maintained by the German Federal Government containing residence information about European Union citizens who are not German citizens

Absence due to illness does not result in the forfeiture of holiday entitlements

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 19 2009

The current position under German law is that every employee has the right to a minimum of 24 days' paid holiday each year (although agreements can be made to enhance this statutory minimum

Appeal of green dot case

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • November 12 2007

In May 2007, the European Court of First Instance (CFI) confirmed a finding of a breach of Article 82 EC against Duales System Deutschland (DSD), a German recycling company, in the manner that it operated its payment system for the Der Grune Punkt (Green Dot) trademark

CFI upholds German adjustments to emissions allowances

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • November 16 2007

The European Court of First Instance (CFI) has ruled that the German rules on ex-post reduction of emissions allowances granted to installations covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are compatible with EU rules