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An (un-)digestible decision? Commentary on the decision of the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) of May 17, 2018, I ZR 25216 - Bekömmliches Bier (“Digestible Beer”)
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • October 25 2018

The FCJ's decision "Digestible Beer" received high media attention and was discussed controversially. While some welcomed the decision as a sign of


Frankfurt Higher Regional Court: First Published German Court Decision on the Erasure of Personal Data
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 26 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has not attracted too much attention of the German courts yet. Apart from a decision of the Lüneburg


Keine Erschöpfung der Markenrechte für Luxuswaren bei Präsentation in nicht adäquater Umgebung
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • September 17 2018

In der Sache Japanischer Kosmetikhersteller“ hatte das OLG Düsseldorf in einem einstweiligen Verfügungsverfahren zu entscheiden, ob die Markenrechte


Missbräuchliche (böswillige) Markenanmeldung?
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • September 13 2018

Das Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main hat in einem Verletzungsprozess in der Sache Pfefferspray“ u. A. über die Einrede der Löschungsreife der


IP Assignment Clauses in German Employment Contracts
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • September 5 2018

IP rights are territorial rights; legal relationships to these IP rights are therefore mainly shaped by national laws. For these reasons, it will not


Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court strengthens prior use right defence in patent infringement cases
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • August 24 2018

In its judgment dated 14th March 2018 the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court strengthened the position of defendants invoking prior use rights. The


Lüneburg Administrative Court (VG Lüneburg) on CCTV under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): CCTV related provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in breach of European Law
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • August 10 2018

On July 31, 2018, the Lüneburg Administrative Court issued one of the first German court decisions concerning the application of the GDPR (case


German Federal Court of Justice: Court facilitates reimbursement of legal costs spent for identifying infringers - “Riptide” I ZR 26516, judgment dated 22nd March 2018.
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • August 2 2018

The illegal distribution of copyright protected works via internet file sharing platforms is pervasive. Based on the information claims provided by


SPC Waiver Commission proposal (COM (2018) 317)
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • European Union
  • August 2 2018

The proposal of the European Commission (COM(2018) 317) provides for a detailed derogation rule in Article 4 of SPC Regulation (EC) No. 4692009


German Federal Court of Justice: More detailed guidance on the assessment of the inventive step - “Kinderbett”, X ZR 5916
  • Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Germany
  • July 31 2018

Patent protection requires an invention based on an inventive step (Article 52 EPC, Section 1 German Patent Act). An invention is deemed to involve an