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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


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


V-log: Filesharing - Illegal uploads & secondary liability of account holders
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • November 17 2016

In this IP Enforcement Focus v-log, we report on a very surprising recent decision of the German Supreme Court dealing with illegal file sharing and


The Ever-Expanding Concept of Personal Data
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • November 9 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that dynamic IP addresses are capable of constituting personal data under certain


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


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


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)?


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


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