Framing: Is embedding of copyrighted content on a website allowed?

The Opinion of Advocate General Maciej Szpunar at the CJEU on the issue of permissible embedding of digital media on Internet sites. “The heroes of George Lucas’ Star Wars film saga were able to travel through ‘hyperspace’ faster than the speed of light using a ‘hyperdrive’. In a similar fashion, internet users can ‘travel’ through […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

IR Global Member Bob Fishman Joins Cozen O’Connor

Bob Fishman, exclusive Bankruptcy Law and Cannabis Law member in Illinois and Delaware, has joined the Chicago office of Cozen O’Connor. Bob and seven of his colleagues join Cozen O’Connor from Fox Rothschild. Bob represents trustees, debtors, equity committees, secured and unsecured creditors, receivers and asset buyers, and litigants in various insolvency proceedings, including informal […]

Robert M. FishmanMember, Cozen O'Connor

Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court: Tap tags need to be labeled as advertising

Are tap tags simply a private service for followers or are they hidden surreptitious advertising after all? In the case dealing with the Instagram posts by fitness influencer Pamela Reif, Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court has now confirmed that product links on images must be labeled as advertising. Source: REUTERS / POOL – stock.adobe.com German courts […]

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Margret Knitter LL.M. participates in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

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Quality. Chocolate. Squared. … Registrable?

Author: Margret Knitter, LL.M. The German Federal Court of Justice decided that Ritter Sport may retain the trademark registration of its chocolate’s square packaging. Square resulted from the nature of the product itself? Ritter Sport had already obtained trademark protection for the packaging of its “Ritter Sport” and “Ritter Sport Mini” square chocolate bars without […]

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Free samples of prescription medicines can’t be given to drugstores, ECJ rules. But leaves the door open for over-the-counter medications

Authors: Dr. Markus Brock, Lara Guyot Advertising pharmaceuticals is subject to a large number of restrictions, which is why companies often find themselves in hot water when marketing new products. On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made a landmark decision on the issue of whether free samples of prescription medications can […]

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Play now, sue now – even for Consumer Protection Associations?

29.05.2020 Once again, Facebook finds itself at the center of a groundbreaking question at the interface between data protection law and competition law: Are Consumer Protection Associations allowed to invoke unfair conduct in the event of data protection violations and take legal action against the social network instead of the relevant users? The European Court […]

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Rodríguez Rueda, S.C. joins IR as the exclusive Competition Law & Cannabis Advisory Member in Mexico

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Juan Daniel Rodriguez Cardoso of Rodríguez Rueda, S.C. Juan has joined IR as our exclusive Competition Law & Cannabis Advisory Member in Mexico. Rodríguez Rueda, S.C. is a Law Firm with more than 10 years of experience, integrated by professionals committed with […]

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10 Q&A’s related to Medical Cannabis in Germany

In this article you can expect a market overview of the medical use of cannabis in Germany. In particular, we discuss the legal situation, licensing and regulatory questions, distribution and, most recently, future business areas. 1. Is medical cannabis legal in Germany? In 2017, the German legislator amended national narcotic laws and other related provisions […]

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Update: Does data protection stand in the way of infection control? – Taking body temperature

Currently, events are evolving very quickly. On Sunday, the German Chancellor called on the population to make personal sacrifices in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus and announced a comprehensive ban on physical contact. Will we have to give up ever more rights in data protection as well? The State Commissioner for Data […]

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Temporary suspension of the obligation to file for insolvency and accompanying regulations

The federal government intends to offer companies that are negatively impacted by the corona crisis and their corporate representatives time to conduct the necessary financing and restructuring negotiations. This has now been affected by the Act on the Temporary Suspension of the Obligation to File for Insolvency and to Limit the Liability of Corporate Bodies in […]

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