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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


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


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


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


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


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


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)?


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