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No classic car restoration without license?

October 24 2015 A judgement of the European Court of Justice (C-419/13) may have significant impact to the classic car-scene. What was the case about? Allposters…

Servizi di pagamento: la nuova Direttiva sui servizi di pagamento PSD II

October 13 2015 Il Parlamento Europeo in data 8 ottobre 2015, ha accolto le modifiche apportate dalla Commissione Europea, alla proposta di Direttiva in materia di…

First judgement according to the new rules on standard-essential patents

November 14 2015 In July, the ECJ in its judgement C-170/13 has set forth new rules for the enforcement of standard-essential patents (SEP). According to these rules…

No trademark-protection for the outline of the crest of FC Barcelona

December 21 2015 In April 2013, FC Barcelona applied for registration of a figurative sign consisting in the shape of its crest for, inter alia, stationery, clothing…

“Safe Harbor” is gone – consequences for businesses in Austria!

October 13 2015 According to the Austrian Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz, "DSG"), the transfer of personal data within the EU is unrestricted. However, and…

Himbeer-Vanille-Abenteuer vs Waldbeeren-Fruchtschnitte

January 12 2016 Am 2. Dezember 2015 hat der deutsche BGH die Abbildung von Himbeeren und Vanilleblüten samt den Hinweisen „nur natürliche Zutaten“ und „Früchtetee…

Patent litigation: Why in Austria

January 6 2016 The ship’s propeller was invented in Austria, but also the sewing machine, bentwood-furniture, the typewriter and many other great Technologies. That…

No trademark-protection for the outline of the crest of FC Barcelona

December 21 2015 In April 2013, FC Barcelona applied for registration of a figurative sign consisting in the shape of its crest for, inter alia, stationery, clothing…

I contorni dello stemma del Barcelona non sono un marchio

December 21 2015 Nell’aprile 2013, il Fútbol Club Barcelona (in prosieguo: il «Barcelona») ha chiesto la registrazione come marchio comunitario di un segno…

Umrisse des Wappens vom FC Barcelona keine Marke

December 21 2015 Im April 2013 meldete der FC Barcelona ein aus der Form seines Wappens (links abgebildet) bestehendes Bildzeichen u. A. Für Papierwaren, Bekleidung…