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BITKOM welcomes EU strategy for digital single market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 15 2015

The German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM) has expressed support for the recent EU Commission

Leaked German draft Data Retention Act lacks clarity
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Germany
  • June 2 2015

A new draft Data Retention Act (Act) that is currently being debated by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection has been

Germany adopts a draft telecom data retention law
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Germany
  • June 19 2015

The German government has adopted a draft law that would require telecommunications and internet service providers (ISPs) to retain usage data. Under

Commission continues investigation of Telefónica Deutschland E-Plus merger without referral to Germany
  • Roschier
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 5 2014

The Commission has rejected a request from Germany to refer the proposed acquisition of E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland ("Telefónica"

Amendment of the Telemedia Act on liability limitation of WiFi providers
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • June 8 2016

On June 02, 2016, the German Bundestag adopted the "Second Act amending the Telemedia Act" in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on

Germany - OTT Providers subject to telecoms regulation
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Germany
  • January 18 2016

At the end of 2015, the Administrative Court of Cologne has issued a ruling confirming the German regulator’s (BNetzA) view that certain

More transparency for broadband connections
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Germany
  • January 26 2017

On 1 December 2016, the German Bundestag approved the Transparency Regulation of the Federal Network Agency for Telecommunications ("Regulation"

Bestätigt: App-Bezeichnung ist gesetzlich geschützt
  • Avocado Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • February 12 2016

Apps und die damit verbundenen App-Bezeichnungen sind aus dem Smartphone-Markt nicht mehr wegzudenken. Einige Apps genießen eine solche Bekanntheit

EU Intends to Regulate Over-the-Top (OTT) Services
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 23 2016

Over-the-top (OTT) services - including Voice over IP, instant messaging services, streaming video and music services - are using telecommunications

First German Decisions Applying the ECJ’s Huawei v. ZTE Framework on Injunctions for Standard Essential Patents
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 18 2016

Two recent German court decisions address requirements for obtaining injunctions based on standard essential patents (SEPs), applying the rules