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Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

Antitrust alert: fast-forward for FRAND disputes in Europe

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  • European Union, Germany
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  • April 11 2013

The Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") to clarify a number of questions at the

German labor and employment news (third quarter 2013)

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  • Germany
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  • February 28 2014

Regular readers of German Labor & Employment News know that under German law, termination of employment for operational reasons requires employees to

Two interesting German decisions on internet law

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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

Quo vadis passenger rights? EU Regulation 2612004: German courts struggle for clarity in light of the Sturgeon decision

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  • European Union, Germany
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  • April 13 2011

Regulation 2612004, adopted by the European Parliament and European Council on February 11, 2004 (the "Regulation"), established common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boardings, cancellations, and long flight delays

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

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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

The German Plavix case: loopholes in European data protection?

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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

“Spying” on employees in the workplacenot without the works council’s intervention

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  • Germany
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  • November 6 2008

The extent to which an employer may monitor employees using electronic technology has received a great deal of attention, whether such monitoring involves reviewing employees’ emails, monitoring employees’ telephone calls, or using recording devices to engage in employee surveillance

News regarding cash pooling: German Federal Supreme Court examines capital contributions in connection with shareholder-run cash pools

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  • Germany
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  • December 4 2009

As reported in one of our earlier issues, the recent reform of the German Limited Liability Company Act ("GmbHG") has eased the restrictions on cash pooling within group companies

European perspective in brief - SeptemberOctober 2013

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  • France, Germany
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  • September 30 2013

Europe has struggled mightily during the last several years to triage a long series of critical blows to the economies of the 28 countries that