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Spotlight: free speech and media freedom in Germany

January 12 2021 This article examines the legally protected forms of expression in Germany, including free speech and freedom of the press, as well as exceptions to these freedoms and special considerations for media organisations.

Protection and enforcement of second medical use claims

June 13 2017 Second medical use claims have become the second most important claim category - next to product claims - for therapeutics. Second medical use claims…

The EU Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation

October 28 2014 On May 1 2014 the revised EU Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation entered into force and the European Commission issued related guidelines…

Patenting stem cell technologies and genes in Europe: good news

May 24 2016 Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) related technologies evolve rapidly, with significant potential for medical benefits for human patients. EU patent…

FRAND-based litigation and competition issues in Europe

August 29 2013 While FRAND disputes have been on the rise in Europe, a pending ECJ decision may end the heyday of FRAND-based litigation - in Germany at least…

Spotlight: free speech and media freedom in Germany

December 8 2021 This article examines the legally protected forms of expression in Germany, including free speech and freedom of the press, as well as exceptions to these freedoms and special considerations for media organisations.

Insight: an overview of media and entertainment law in Germany

December 8 2021 A general introduction to the legal framework governing the media and entertainment industry in Germany, including key trends and recent developments.

Court considers environmental problems and traffic in trademark infringement case

May 17 2021 The Federal Court of Justice recently addressed the question of similarity between bicycles and motor vehicles in a legal dispute over whether the use…

Opposition Division revokes plastic bottle patent

May 3 2021 A European patent which related to bottles made of plastic was recently revoked in its entirety for not complying with Article 76(1) of the European…

Spotlight: free speech and media freedom in Germany

January 12 2021 This article examines the legally protected forms of expression in Germany, including free speech and freedom of the press, as well as exceptions to these freedoms and special considerations for media organisations.