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The Data Retention Saga Continues: European Court of Justice and EU Member States Scrutinize National Data Retention Laws
  • Jones Day
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • August 11 2016

Triggering a landslide of legislative reforms and legal battles, the European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) landmark judgment of April 8, 2014, Digital


Majority Rules: German Constitutional Court Confirms Constitutionality of Tariff Unity Act
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • July 12 2017

On July 11, 2017, the German Federal Constitutional Court in essence rejected actions by certain smaller trade unions against a "tariff unity" law


The endless bunny hunt: Court of Justice of the European Union rules on trademark protection for shape of chocolate bunnies
  • Jones Day
  • Austria, European Union, Germany
  • July 12 2012

With its recent Lindt & Sprüngli decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") confirmed its earlier decisions that tighten the threshold for the inherent distinctiveness of three-dimensional trademarks


“Spying” on employees in the workplacenot without the works council’s intervention
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • November 6 2008

The extent to which an employer may monitor employees using electronic technology has received a great deal of attention, whether such monitoring involves reviewing employees’ emails, monitoring employees’ telephone calls, or using recording devices to engage in employee surveillance


German High Court rules companies have standing to sue against illegal state aid to competitors
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • February 15 2011

In a decision earlier today, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) ruled that companies can bring court action the challenge state aid granted to their competitors


Patent term extension for medical devices: new opportunities, open questions
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • February 15 2011

The first German patent term extension granted for a medical device, a combination product, may open the door for extended patent protection for combination products


European Union General Court grants access to the European Commission’s files to private antitrust plaintiff
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 20 2011

The General Court of the European Union (General Court) has annulled a decision by the EU Commission (EC) that denied access by a private plaintiff to the EC’s files in cartel proceedings (Case T43708 CDC Hydrogene Peroxide vs European Commission


Parents are (not always) liable for their children's conduct
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • December 6 2012

On November 15, 2012, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) handed down an eagerly awaited landmark decision on the scope of parents' duty to monitor their children's internet activities and what measures parents have to take to prevent infringement of third parties' rights (Docket No. I ZR 7412


Global tax update - Germany - May 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • May 12 2014

Until very recently, the German tax characterization (debt or equity) of so-called Additional Tier 1 Capital instruments issued under the new regular


German Federal Court of Justice clarifies limits of no-poaching agreements under German commercial law
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • October 25 2014

In a decision dated 30 April 2014, but published only recently, the German Federal Court of Justice ("FCJ") struck down an agreement between two