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Business statements in blogs without indication of the author have to be seen as commercial activities and therefore must be defined as misleading advertisement

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • November 28 2012

The Court of Appeal of Munich had to decide about two main aspects concerning entries in internet forums: Could such blog- or Wikipedia-entries be classified as commercial activity and therefore be subject to the German Law on unfair Competition (UWG)?

German court denies personality right infringements by autocomplete suggestions

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
  • -
  • January 16 2013

Search engines on the internet and other platforms often use autocomplete functions to facilitate search function for internet users. Steered by

Keyword advertising with third party trademarks does not infringe if visually separated from search results

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
  • -
  • February 5 2013

The Federal Court of Justice has confirmed its case-law on the admissibility of keyword advertising with third party trademarks. The function of the

Germany: Federal Court of Justice took a view on Google’s autocomplete function

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • June 13 2013

In the decision of 14 May 2013 (Docket No. VI ZR 26912) the Federal Court of Justice ("FCJ") held that predictions in Google's autocomplete function

Non-compliance with e-commerce rules is misleading advertisement

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • January 10 2013

The Court of Appeal of Bremen (German version of the decision) has recently confirmed that competitors and consumer associations in Germany may challenge

Names of famous artists as trademarks when is the use really genuine?

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
  • -
  • July 20 2012

The German Federal Court of Justice decided that neither the use of the sign "ZAPPA" as part of a domain name ("zappa.com") nor as part of the sign "Zappa Records" constituted right-preserving genuine use of a trademark under Articles 15 (1) and (2a) EC Regulation 4094

Framing under German law liability for copyright infringements

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
  • -
  • February 19 2013

The German Higher Regional Court of Cologne decided that someone who provided a link to a third partys webpage, displaying the external

Recent German decisions on thumbnail images and IP addresses

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • December 22 2008

According to the Hamburg District Court, Google's image search infringes German copyright law when it displays thumbnail images in its search results

German court: online video recorders infringe broadcasters' rights

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
  • -
  • May 30 2012

This case, which is reviewed below went before the German Federal Court in 2009

No copyright infringement by embedding third party content in frames

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • April 3 2013

The defendant granted on its website access to the e-commerce platform Amazon. Access was provided in a frame embedded in the defendant’s website