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22. Mar

The Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, has set out new restrictions on...

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15. Mar

It is illegal to advertise a specific effect attributed to a medicinal product if said effect is...

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14. Mar

A medical practice cannot advertise using the term “Praxisklinik” (“clinic” in English) if it does...

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11. Mar

The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection. That was the verdict of the...

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07. Mar

Three-dimensional signs cannot be registered as a trademark if they consist of a shape that is...

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05. Mar

Consumers must not be misled regarding the essential characteristics of a product. According to the...

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27. Feb

A managing director’s obligations include filing for insolvency on behalf of the company in a timely...

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18. Feb

Commercial agents are entitled to claim compensation. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has since...

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14. Feb

Abuse of a dominant market position or superior market power constitutes a violation of antitrust...

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04. Feb

Franchisees need to be careful. If they change their franchise partner, they cannot simply carry...

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