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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


Keyword advertising with third party trademarks does not infringe if visually separated from search results
  • Hogan Lovells
  • 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
  • Germany
  • 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


Framing under German law liability for copyright infringements
  • Hogan Lovells
  • 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


Germany: AdBlock Plus third court ruling rejects claims against Eyeo
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 5 2015

On 29 September, the District Court of Cologne became the third court in Germany to issue a decision in relation to the trilogy of actions launched


Framing in the Limelight: German Federal Supreme Court “framing” of copyrighted content is not infringement if originally uploaded with consent
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 10 2015

On 9 July 2015, the German Federal Supreme Court ruled, once again, on the case of Bestwater. You may already know this case as both the German


Germany’s highest court rules on apps and weather
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 4 2016

Mobile apps are generally worthy of title rights protection, said the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in a ruling last week. However, these


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


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


Thumbnails legally permissible in Germany: German Federal Court, I ZR 6908, 29 April 2010
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 28 2011

At the end of April 2010, the German Federal Court of Justice rendered a landmark judgment regarding the use of so-called "thumbnails" in internet search engines