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Bristows | United Kingdom, European Union, Germany | 13 Mar 2019

Bundestag committees vote against AfD’s motion to repeal UPC legislation

Four committees of the Bundestag (German parliament) have recently considered the motion calling for the repeal of two acts enabling Germany to


Ius Laboris | Germany | 15 Feb 2019

Germany - Introduction of a third gender and its practical consequences for employers

From 22 December 2018, a third gender, described as ‘diverse’ has been created for civil status purposes in Germany. This article seeks to raise


Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | European Union, Germany | 15 Feb 2019

German Tax Reform Act 2018 A Speed Read on Tax Implications for Corporates with German Operations

On November 23, 2018, the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) approved the Tax Reform Act of 2018 (the "Tax Reform Act"; Gesetz zur Vermeidung von


Hogan Lovells | European Union, Germany | 11 Feb 2019

Will CJEU follow Advocate General on unauthorised sampling opinion?

In December 2018, CJEU Advocate General Szpunar took the view that the reuse of a sound sequence in a new song (referred to as sampling) without the


CMS Germany | Germany | 4 Feb 2019

BAG Rechtsprechungsänderung: Keine sachgrundlose Befristung bei acht Jahre zurückliegender Vorbeschäftigung

Nach dem LAG Düsseldorf hat sich auch das BAG zum Vorbeschäftigungsverbot bei sachgrundloser Befristung geäußert. Das Landesarbeitsgericht Düsseldorf


Jones Day | Germany | 4 Feb 2019

When Fixed-Term Employment in Germany is Actually Indefinite: Understanding Recent Labor Court Decisions

The German Federal Labor Court had to decide on the question whether a seemingly fixed-term employment is actually an


Weickmann & Weickmann | United Kingdom, European Union, Germany | 4 Feb 2019

German Constitutional Complaint Against the UPC Agreement

While the United Kingdom ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement in April 2018, Germany remains the only member state of the European Union


Hogan Lovells | USA, Germany | 30 Jan 2019

U.S. Germany Patent Update - January 2019

The Federal Constitutional Court (FCC), the highest court in Germany, has issued two decisions (1 BvR 178317 and 1 BvR 242117 - 30 September 2018)


Ius Laboris | Germany | 29 Jan 2019

Drum prüfe, wer sich sachgrundlos befristet bindet

Geht die sachgrundlose Befristung noch, oder greift das Vorbeschäftigungsverbot? Eine für Arbeitgeber essentielle Frage, droht doch anderenfalls die


Bristows | United Kingdom, European Union, Germany | 18 Jan 2019

Will 2019 be the year of the UPC?

The never-ending turmoil in the UK Parliament may affect things more important than the UPC, but for those in the world of IP, it is worth reflecting

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