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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


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)?


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


Recent German decisions on thumbnail images and IP addresses
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • 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


To use or not to use? Federal Court of Justice asks CJEU to evaluate the compatibility of a re-sale of used software licenses with copyright law
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 14 2011

The question of whether or not the trade in used software licenses which are passed on to the buyer by way of online download is compatible with copyright law has long been controversially discussed by German courts and legal commentators


Domain name owners can request rectification of wrong whois entries
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • April 26 2012

FEDERAL COURT OF JUSTICE, DECISION OF 18 JANUARY 2012, I ZR 18710 ("GEWINN.DE"


DSM Watch: Can manufacturers prevent resale of goods via third-party online platforms using selective distribution agreements? Uncertainty remains in Germany following recent decision of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • March 21 2016

In its Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe (DSM) of 6 May 2015, the European Commission committed to assess the role of


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


CJEU renders next landmark decision - this time on free Wi-Fi
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 20 2016

So far, September has been a busy month in Luxembourg. On 8 September 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a