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Mayer Brown
Trade marks will not only be associated with the company they origin from, but might also be associated with certain quality or ethical standards.
Dentons
The Monopolies Commission expressed the view that a certain potential for distortions of competition caused by common ownership cannot be excluded.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Deutsche Börse will pay fines imposed by the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor over alleged insider trading in a bid to close the investigation.
Dehns
As reported here, Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement was unexpectedly put on hold earlier this year when a challenge against ratification was lodged at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Clyde & Co
Cyber-attacks have become a frequent theme in daily news. In Germany, the attacks on Deutsche Telekom and the parliament Deutsche Bundestag have proven that companies are regular and prime target for hackers.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will become applicable 25 May 2018.
Noerr LLP
In 2016 and until June 2017, Germany's Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") reviewed around 1,200 merger filings. A detailed review in Phase II proceedings has been initiated and/or concluded in 14 cases.
Dehns
Breaking news: the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has, according to this report, ordered the Federal President not to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
Dehns
Another interesting finding of the court regards the role of the reputation of the trade mark.
Dehns
Testarossa is the name of one of the most famous Ferrari cars which was manufactured between 1984 and 1996.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 4 July 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—in two separate cases—held that pre-formulated agreements on work fees that are payable independent from the term of the underlying loan...
Foley & Lardner
As driverless cars prepare to enter the roadway, regulators are closely considering the implications of how software is programmed.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Asset purchases by the European Central Bank (ECB) may have overstepped the bank's powers, Germany's Constitutional Court has said.
Dentons
On July 18, 2017, Germany passed an amendment to its foreign investment regime that will make acquisitions of German companies by foreign acquirers considerably more time consuming and potentially more complex.
Shanda Consult Ltd
Chinese overseas investments in Europe and especially in Germany have grown exponentially in the past years.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Retailers will be banned from applying surcharges to many credit and debit card payments made by consumers under new laws finalised in Germany.
Jones Day
On July 18, 2017, the German government enacted changes to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance ("AWV") that significantly expand the scope of the law.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Under the GDPR, fines can amount to up to EUR 20 million or 4% of the worldwide annual turnover.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
With the Unified Patent Court now stalled for at least the near future, U.S. life sciences companies will continue to face the question of where to bring patent infringement cases in Europe.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Germany ends its longtime liberal approach to foreign investments by increasing its intervention possibilities at national level and by lobbying a stricter regime at the EU level.
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Pinsent Masons LLP
Retailers will be banned from applying surcharges to many credit and debit card payments made by consumers under new laws finalised in Germany.
Jones Day
On July 18, 2017, the German government enacted changes to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance ("AWV") that significantly expand the scope of the law.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Under the GDPR, fines can amount to up to EUR 20 million or 4% of the worldwide annual turnover.
Shanda Consult Ltd
Chinese overseas investments in Europe and especially in Germany have grown exponentially in the past years.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
With the Unified Patent Court now stalled for at least the near future, U.S. life sciences companies will continue to face the question of where to bring patent infringement cases in Europe.
K&L Gates
Early this year, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rendered a judgment in relation to the distribution of automation software ("bot-programs") for the computer game "World of Warcraft".
Dentons
On July 18, 2017, Germany passed an amendment to its foreign investment regime that will make acquisitions of German companies by foreign acquirers considerably more time consuming and potentially more complex.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Asset purchases by the European Central Bank (ECB) may have overstepped the bank's powers, Germany's Constitutional Court has said.
Foley & Lardner
As driverless cars prepare to enter the roadway, regulators are closely considering the implications of how software is programmed.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Germany ends its longtime liberal approach to foreign investments by increasing its intervention possibilities at national level and by lobbying a stricter regime at the EU level.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 4 July 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—in two separate cases—held that pre-formulated agreements on work fees that are payable independent from the term of the underlying loan...
Jones Day
The German FCO provided guidance on several hot antitrust topics in July 2017. While the guidance is contained in the FCO's report on its sector inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete markets...
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