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By Konstantin von Werder
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
By Dr. Klaus W. Riehmer, André Schwanna, Stefan Glasmacher
Germany's Federal Government has passed an amendment to the German Foreign Trade Regulation which has a strong impact on foreign investments in Germany.
By Dr Ingo Kleutgens
The new German Capital Investment Act (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, "KAGB") enters into force on July 22, 2013.
By Nicolas Rößler, LLM
Germany is about to see the biggest reform of its pension landscape since the enactment of the Pensions Act (Betriebsrentengesetz) in 1975.
By Dr. Ulrich Worm
The president's signing is the last step required for a law to come into force after it has already passed both legislative chambers in Germany.
By Dr. Ulrich Worm, Konstantin von Werder
On 12 January 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice has handed down it´s second landmark decision on cheat software within three months.
By Guido Zeppenfeld, LLM, Marco Maurer
Subject to certain conditions, German employment law entitles employees to unilaterally demand a reduction in working time from their employers.
By Benjamin Beck, Konstantin von Werder
The future of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) appears to look a bit clearer following recent ratification activities. On 16 January 2017, the Preparatory Committee for the UPC announced on its website that it is working under the assumption that the UPC can become operational in December 2017.
By Benjamin Beck, Dr. Ulrich Worm
On 14 February 2017, the organization Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) issued a press release that a number of leading cloud computing vendors operating in Europe have declared compliance with the CISPE Data Protection Code of Conduct (the "Code") for some or all their services.
By Benjamin Beck, Konstantin von Werder
The question of whether a sequence of exercises, such as yoga poses or dance moves, can be copyrighted has occupied the attention of international courts, scholars and copyright offices for some time.
By Benjamin Beck, Konstantin von Werder
According to the code of ethics of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a culinary professional must not knowingly "appropriate […] any recipe or other intellectual property belonging to another without the proper recognition."
By Benjamin Beck, Konstantin von Werder
Many Christmas songs such as "Jingle Bells" or "Silent Night" are not (or no longer) protected by copyright law and form part of the public domain...
By Benjamin Beck, Dr. Ulrich Worm
The US Federal Trade Commission issued an "Enforcement Policy Statement" to provide guidance about its enforcement policy on marketing claims for over-the-counter homeopathic remedies.
By Benjamin Beck, Dr. Ulrich Worm
At present, patent protection in Europe can either be obtained through national patents, issued by the respective national offices, or European patents, granted by the European Patent Office.
By Benjamin Beck, Konstantin von Werder
The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian architect Ernő Rubik.
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