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CJEU rules on whether ‘framing’ amounts to copyright infringement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 30 2014

On 21 October 2014 the CJEU had to decide in the case of Bestwater whether embedding content in a website via "framing" constitutes "communication to

Advocate General Sharpston considers notified bodies may be liable to patients using medical devices
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 18 2016

In May 2015, we reported on a reference made by the German Federal Court ("FCJ") to the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") on the

Europe, Facebook, and WhatsApp Users
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 22 2016

The Hamburg privacy office ordered Facebook this year to stop collecting and to delete all the data it holds from German WhatsApp users after finding

Professional secrecy duties of financial supervisory authorities take precedence over rights of access to documents
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 20 2015

Case C-14013, Annett Altmann and Others v Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht: Professional Secrecy Obligations of National Financial Supervisory Authorities

German court asks CJEU: are businesses that provide password-free WiFi liable for third party copyright infringements?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 4 2014

The German Regional Court of Munich (Decision No. 7 O 1471912) has referred various questions to the CJEU seeking clarification on the liability of

German Federal Supreme Court rules on burden of proof in private competition law action
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 17 2016

On 12 July 2016, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) clarified the binding effect of decisions of the Federal Cartel Office (FCO

Gambling law in Germany - update 2015
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 22 2015

While 2013 was somewhat uneventful in terms of developments in gambling law in Germany, things took a more interesting turn last year. Court of

Free Wi-Fi: German Court seeks clarification in Luxembourg
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 18 2015

Compared to other countries, Germany lags behind when it comes to free Wi-Fi spots. A recent study conducted by the Association of the German

German Court of Appeal rules that copyright exhaustion does not apply to digital goods other than software
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 25 2014

In a decision which will be of some comfort to owners of copyright in digital content, the Court of Appeal of Hamm has upheld a first instance

Consumer goods and retail industry competition bulletin - July 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • USA, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, European Union
  • July 21 2014

The European Commission has unconditionally cleared the proposed acquisition by Suntory Beverage & Food Limited of GlaxoSmithKline's Ribena and