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New developments for real property transactions

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • October 2 2014

On July 9, 2014, the German Supreme Fiscal Court decided a real estate transfer tax ("RETT") case that shines a new light on RETT structures

German Federal Court of Justice clarifies "opt-in" rules under the German Bonds Act

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • September 23 2014

On September 15, 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) published a landmark decision clarifying that holders of bonds

Two interesting German decisions on internet law

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • June 17 2013

Over the course of the month of May, the German Federal Supreme Court rendered two important decisions in the area of internet law, shedding some

The endless bunny hunt: Court of Justice of the European Union rules on trademark protection for shape of chocolate bunnies

  • Jones Day
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  • Austria, European Union, Germany
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  • July 12 2012

With its recent Lindt & Sprüngli decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") confirmed its earlier decisions that tighten the threshold for the inherent distinctiveness of three-dimensional trademarks

Euroresourcedeals and debt - May 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Argentina, France, Germany, USA
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  • May 30 2014

Prokon petitioned for insolvency in January 2014 because it was unable to make a coupon payment for certain participation rights (Genussrechte) it had

German Federal Supreme Court decides on set-aside of global assignment of trade receivables

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
  • -
  • January 17 2008

In a judgment of November 29, 2007 that is of particular interest to financial institutions involved in asset-based lending, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) allayed concerns that a global assignment (Globalzession) the assignment of all existing and future trade receivables to a lender to secure loans would not survive the insolvency of the respective originator

Euroresource--deals and debt

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Argentina, Germany, Macau, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 28 2013

On 24 June 2013, the Republic of Argentina filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals

The German Plavix case: loopholes in European data protection?

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • September 1 2008

Originators beware: the marketing authorization granted by the German authority for a generic formulation of Plavix, and the subsequent decision of the competent court in preliminary proceedings to allow the marketing of the drug, raises questions about the protection of data under the European regulatory framework

Dawn raids on suspected patent infringers: German Federal Supreme Court confirms patent owner's access to competitor's premises

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • March 19 2010

German courts are popular for litigating patents because they are known to be competent, fast, comparatively inexpensive, and generally patent-owner friendly

Enforcing patent rights at German trade fairs: an effective tool against competitors

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
  • -
  • August 28 2012

From a patent law perspective, trade fairs carry significant risks but also offer far-reaching opportunities