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Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In two last-minute decisions, the German Parliament will likely adopt the WiFi Act and the Hate Speech Act in the last session of the current legislative term. The parliament will vote on both bills...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken; Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz – NetzDG, the Bill; see our previous blog) has, in a slightly revised version, been adopted by the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) and is now ready for discussion by the German Parliament.
Field Fisher
German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas attracted the attention of many lawyers and legal experts with a new draft law about enforcement within social networks.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
According to a press release of 28 October 2016, the Prime Minister Conference agreed to repeal the limitation to 20 licenses for private sports betting providers.
Mayer Brown
The German hotel investment market remains strong with a lack of high quality assets available for sale. This trend is likely to continue
Gowling WLG
In recent years, German publishing and media houses have struggled to serve their readership with advertisements ("web banners").
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
The revelation that Bavaria re-sold looted artworks to Nazi families while giving victims and their heirs the run-around for years has clearly touched a nerve at the Bavarian State Paintings Collection.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
On a historic day in the European Union, Germany quietly enacted the revised Cultural Property Protection Law (Kulturgutschutzgesetz) that has sparked much controversy in recent months.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Works returned by Monuments Men to Bavaria for restitution to victims instead sold to Nazis' families.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In the Court's view, the fact that a complex set of contractual T&Cs is only available in English language leads to the conclusion that the whole set of contractual T&Cs shall be deemed void...
Field Fisher
A recent ruling of the German federal court of justice leaves providers of online review platforms in a state of shock, which could extend beyond that country's borders as the judgment...
Jones Day
On November 11, 2015, the Administrative Court of Cologne ruled (source document in German) that an email provider was subject to notification obligations under the nation's telecommunications law.
Field Fisher
In December 2015, a new film and TV funding program was launched in Germany entitled "German Motion Picture Fund".
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Gurlitt task force appointed by Germany's culture minister had been established after the collection surfaced in 2013.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
In a world in which consumers have become more and more skeptical towards advertising, backing up promotional statements with test results is an extremely powerful marketing tool.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The judgment is the first time a German court dealt with the legal qualification of over-the-top (OTT) communications services.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Sometimes companies use images or names of public figures in their advertising without seeking a license.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
As Germany gets ready to host the First Conference of the German Centre for Cultural Property Losses next week, its policies are hurtling in the wrong direction.
Mayer Brown
On 26 November 2015, the Regional Court of Düsseldorf (14c O 124/15) ruled that a marketer's claim that its condoms corresponded to up to three orgasms each was "deceptive" and could tempt people to use the condoms several times.
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Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In two last-minute decisions, the German Parliament will likely adopt the WiFi Act and the Hate Speech Act in the last session of the current legislative term. The parliament will vote on both bills...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Sometimes companies use images or names of public figures in their advertising without seeking a license.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
According to a press release of 28 October 2016, the Prime Minister Conference agreed to repeal the limitation to 20 licenses for private sports betting providers.
Jones Day
On November 11, 2015, the Administrative Court of Cologne ruled (source document in German) that an email provider was subject to notification obligations under the nation's telecommunications law.
Field Fisher
In December 2015, a new film and TV funding program was launched in Germany entitled "German Motion Picture Fund".
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The judgment is the first time a German court dealt with the legal qualification of over-the-top (OTT) communications services.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
On a historic day in the European Union, Germany quietly enacted the revised Cultural Property Protection Law (Kulturgutschutzgesetz) that has sparked much controversy in recent months.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
The revelation that Bavaria re-sold looted artworks to Nazi families while giving victims and their heirs the run-around for years has clearly touched a nerve at the Bavarian State Paintings Collection.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Gurlitt task force appointed by Germany's culture minister had been established after the collection surfaced in 2013.
Field Fisher
A recent ruling of the German federal court of justice leaves providers of online review platforms in a state of shock, which could extend beyond that country's borders as the judgment...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In the Court's view, the fact that a complex set of contractual T&Cs is only available in English language leads to the conclusion that the whole set of contractual T&Cs shall be deemed void...
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Works returned by Monuments Men to Bavaria for restitution to victims instead sold to Nazis' families.
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