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Global Employment Law - What's New? Winter 2016
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Belgium, China, European Union, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom
  • February 12 2016

Under the headline ‘building public trust’, Freshfields’ fourth annual Legal Landscape was launched in early January 2016, highlighting relevant


Europe: Motor vehicle rims trigger CJEU ruling on scope of repair clause in Design Regulation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 30 2016

The German Federal High Court (Bundesgerichtshof - “BGH”) has asked the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) to rule on the reach of the “repair


Global Government Solutions 2016: Mid-Year Outlook
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, Germany, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 1 2016

As we issue this 2016 Mid-Year Outlook, the global community has begun to wrestle in earnest with the momentous political, economic, and doing


German Federal Supreme Court: Relationship between national copyright law and national andor European design law (decision of November 13, 2013 Case I ZR 14312 GeburtstagszugBirthday Train)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

The question of conflict or overlap between copyright law and design law has never been the subject of legislation in Germany. Rather, the courts


Richtlinie zu Geschäftsgeheimnissen verabschiedet (Trade Secrets Directive)
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 30 2016

Am 15. Juni 2016 wurde die EU Richtlinie 2016943 über den Schutz vertraulichen Know-Hows und vertraulicher Geschäftsinformationen


Safeguarding secrets - a German employment law perspective
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

In the framework of contractual relationships that involve continued obligations, the issue of confidentiality typically combines conflicting


Safeguarding secrets when employees leave
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
  • February 11 2014

Life sciences companies innovate rapidly and many of their employees, who drive the research and development on which these businesses are built, are


Principle of "res judicata" in design cases: OHIM Board of Appeal is bound by decision of German court in infringement proceeding ruling a design to be invalid
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 22 2010

In this case, the Community design registration by Sport-Service-Lorinser Sportliche Ausrüstungen GmbH (Lorinser) for vehicle wheel rims was challenged by RH Alurad Höffken GmbH (RH) who claimed it was identical with its earlier German design and therefore lacked novelty and individual character


Automotive designs: Do replica car wheels infringe design rights or do they fall within the repair exception?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Germany, Italy, European Union
  • December 9 2016

Acacia, the manufacturer of replica car wheels, has been sued in the Italian and German courts by Audi, BMW and the owners of Porsche for producing


Trade secrets: will the trade secrets directive deliver a unified approach across the EU?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed the terms of a Trade Secrets Directive that aims to harmonise the definition and protection of