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OLG Stuttgart: Damages due to truck cartel

OLG Stuttgart: Damages due to truck cartel The OLG Stuttgart, Stuttgart“s Higher Regional Court, has ruled in connection with what has become known as the „truck cartel“ that an aggrieved buyer is in principle entitled to claim damages from Daimler AG (Az.: 2 U 101/18). From 1997 to 2011, the truck manufacturers Daimler, MAN, Volvo/Renault, … Weiterlesen »

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ECJ: Copyright protection for designs only possible to a limited extent

ECJ: Copyright protection for designs only possible to a limited extent Although a pair of jeans may fit perfectly and look good to boot, this does not in and of itself confer copyright protection. That was the verdict of the ECJ in a ruling from September 12, 2019 (Az.: C-683/17). According to the established case-law … Weiterlesen »

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Conducting litigation in national and cross-border legal disputes

Conducting litigation in national and cross-border legal disputes Strategic litigation is essential to enforcing one“s rights in national and cross-border legal disputes. Due to globalization, both national and international laws need to be considered in the context of legal disputes. While trade is international, legal jurisdiction begins and ends at national borders. We at the … Weiterlesen »

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International law – From drafting contracts to conducting litigation

International law – From drafting contracts to conducting litigation International law is no longer confined to regulating relations between states. Today, it also plays an increasingly important role in business and private law. Globalization has made the world a smaller place. Trade is conducted across national borders and cross-border business relations are the rule rather … Weiterlesen »

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Revision clauses in joint wills

Revision clauses in joint wills A joint will in which both parties mutually appoint each other as sole heir is popular among spouses. However, they need to be mindful of its strong binding effect. Joint wills are very popular among spouses in Germany. These generally entail the partners mutually appointing each other as sole heir … Weiterlesen »

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ECJ: Stringent requirements for registering a color mark as an EU trademark

ECJ: Stringent requirements for registering a color mark as an EU trademark A beverage manufacturer had a combination of colors registered as an EU trademark. In a ruling from July 29, 2019, the ECJ confirmed that the mark is null and void (Az.: C-124/18 P). Registering a combination of colors requires overcoming significant hurdles. We … Weiterlesen »

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Failed capital investment – Compensation for flawed investment advice

Failed capital investment – Compensation for flawed investment advice A lot of investors have experienced a crash landing when it comes to their financial investments. If the bank gave flawed investment advice, it is possible to assert claims for damages. During periods of persistently low interest rates, many people search for suitable capital investment opportunities. … Weiterlesen »

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OLG Celle: Plant-based product can be designated as alternative to cheese

OLG Celle: Plant-based product can be designated as alternative to cheese A purely plant-based product can be promoted as an alternative to cheese. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Celle, the Higher Regional Court of Celle, ruled that this kind of advertising is neither unfair nor misleading to consumers. The designation of foodstuffs as vegan is an issue … Weiterlesen »

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Costs incurred obtaining tax advice reduce estate tax burden

Costs incurred obtaining tax advice reduce estate tax burden The costs incurred by an heir in correcting the testator“s tax return reduce the estate tax burden. That was the verdict of the Finanzgericht (FG) Baden-Württemberg, the Fiscal Court of Baden-Württemberg (Az. 7 K 2712/18). We at the commercial law firm MTR Rechtsanwälte https://www.mtrlegal.com/en.html note that … Weiterlesen »

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CJEU: Sampling permissible within narrow parameters

CJEU: Sampling permissible within narrow parameters The courts have been grappling for years with the extent to which sampling pieces of music breaches copyright. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has now ruled that sampling is permissible within narrow parameters. This longstanding legal dispute concerns an electro-pop group and a music producer. … Weiterlesen »

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