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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


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


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


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


No copyright infringement by embedding third party content in frames
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • April 3 2013

The defendant granted on its website access to the e-commerce platform Amazon. Access was provided in a frame embedded in the defendant’s website


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


German court denies personality right infringements by autocomplete suggestions
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 16 2013

Search engines on the internet and other platforms often use autocomplete functions to facilitate search function for internet users. Steered by


Names of famous artists as trademarks when is the use really genuine?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 20 2012

The German Federal Court of Justice decided that neither the use of the sign "ZAPPA" as part of a domain name ("zappa.com") nor as part of the sign "Zappa Records" constituted right-preserving genuine use of a trademark under Articles 15 (1) and (2a) EC Regulation 4094


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)?


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"