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Nov
20

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in establishing companies

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in establishing companies Choosing the right corporate form when establishing a company can contribute a great deal to the economic success of the business. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte advise numerous businesses on company formation and takeovers as well as in the event of a change … Weiterlesen »

Nov
17

OLG Köln: Will written with non-dominant hand valid

OLG Köln: Will written with non-dominant hand valid It is possible for a will to be valid even if it was written with the hand one does not normally write with. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] in its ruling of August 3, 2017 (Az.: 2 Wx … Weiterlesen »

Nov
14

OLG Köln on incorporating the execution of a will into the certificate of inheritance

OLG Köln on incorporating the execution of a will into the certificate of inheritance Heirs might be able to do as they wish with an estate even if an execution of a will has been ordered if its function is supervisory in nature. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court … Weiterlesen »

Nov
13

OLG Köln: Only serious misconduct justifies withdrawal from contract of inheritance

OLG Köln: Only serious misconduct justifies withdrawal from contract of inheritance Apart from a will, it is also possible to prepare a contract of inheritance as a way of organizing one”s estate. It should be noted, however, that a contract of inheritance has a significantly stronger binding effect. In the absence of a will or … Weiterlesen »

Nov
10

Pharmacies not allowed to offer promotional gifts in the case of fixed-price pharmaceuticals

Pharmacies not allowed to offer promotional gifts in the case of fixed-price pharmaceuticals Pharmacies are not allowed to offer their customers promotional gifts when the latter are purchasing prescription medicinal products. That was the verdict of the Oberverwaltungsgericht (OVG) NRW, North Rhine-Westphalia”s Higher Administrative Court, in two rulings from September 8, 2017. Consumers in Germany … Weiterlesen »

Nov
09

Commercial agent”s claim for compensation following voluntary termination

Commercial agent”s claim for compensation following voluntary termination A commercial agent may even be entitled to compensation if he or she voluntarily issues notice of termination. However, the company”s conduct needs to give rise to legitimate grounds for termination for this to happen. When a commercial agency agreement is brought to an end, the commercial … Weiterlesen »

Nov
07

OLG Frankfurt: Contesting the renunciation of an inheritance on account of an error

OLG Frankfurt: Contesting the renunciation of an inheritance on account of an error As a matter of principle, an heir has the option of renouncing his or her inheritance. Under certain circumstances, the heir can also challenge and revoke this renunciation. Heirs are not obligated to accept an inheritance and can instead reject it. The … Weiterlesen »

Nov
01

Inheritance – Waiving compulsory portion among siblings may prove more expensive

Inheritance – Waiving compulsory portion among siblings may prove more expensive Legal heirs who waive their compulsory portion and receive a form of compensation for doing so need to keep an eye on the tax burden. Following a judgment of the Bundesfinanzhof (BFH), Germany”s Federal Fiscal Court, this may turn out to be higher than … Weiterlesen »

Okt
31

BGH on risk of confusion in trademark law

BGH on risk of confusion in trademark law Anyone registering a trademark needs to make sure that no rights pertaining to an existing trademark will be infringed and that there is no risk of confusion between the trademarks. Trademarks are of great important to businesses. They improve brand recognition from the perspective of consumers and … Weiterlesen »

Okt
30

BGH: Online advertising must clearly reference energy efficiency class

BGH: Online advertising must clearly reference energy efficiency class When it comes to online advertising for electronic appliances, the energy efficiency class must be clearly visible to consumers. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) in its ruling of April 6, 2017 (Az.: I ZR 159/16). According to the latest case law from the … Weiterlesen »

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