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Dez
10

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on authorized dealer“s entitlement to compensation

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on authorized dealer“s entitlement to compensation Under certain circumstances, an authorized dealer may be entitled to claim compensation after termination of the contract with the company if the latter continues to be able to use its business contacts. In our experience at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte, it … Weiterlesen »

Dez
07

The transition from UG to GmbH does not establish a new company

The transition from UG to GmbH does not establish a new company The costs associated with transitioning from an Unternehmergesellschaft (UG), a form of German private limited liability company also referred to colloquially as a „Mini-GmbH“, to a full GmbH cannot be passed on to the GmbH. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Celle, Celle“s Higher Regional Court, … Weiterlesen »

Dez
06

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in trade mark protection

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in trade mark protection Plagiarism and counterfeit products cause immense economic damage within the European Union. This makes it all the more important for businesses to take consistent measures to protect their trade marks. According to a report by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), counterfeit products and plagiarism … Weiterlesen »

Dez
05

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Criteria for assessing whether GmbH managing directors are subject to mandatory social security contributions

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Criteria for assessing whether GmbH managing directors are subject to mandatory social security contributions According to a decision of the Bundessozialgericht, Germany“s federal court of appeals for social security matters, GmbH managing directors are ordinarily deemed to be employees of the company and hence subject to mandatory social security contributions. It is … Weiterlesen »

Dez
04

D&O insurance policies need not cover illegal payments made following onset of insolvency

D&O insurance policies need not cover illegal payments made following onset of insolvency It is not necessary for a D&O insurance policy to cover payments made by the insured managing director after the onset of insolvency. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. We at the commercial … Weiterlesen »

Nov
27

Managing director liable despite settlement clause in termination agreement

Managing director liable despite settlement clause in termination agreement A managing director may be liable towards the company despite a settlement clause in the termination agreement. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) München, the Higher Regional Court of Munich. The company and the managing director may agree to a settlement clause within the … Weiterlesen »

Nov
26

BGH: Beer cannot be promoted as „bekömmlich“

BGH: Beer cannot be promoted as „bekömmlich“ Beer cannot be promoted as „bekömmlich“, i.e. „wholesome“ or „agreeable“ (in terms of its digestibility). That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany“s Federal Supreme Court, in a ruling from 17 May 2018 (Az.: I ZR 252/16). This description was said to be in violation of the … Weiterlesen »

Nov
23

OLG Köln: Unfair advertising due to false statements about discount promotion

OLG Köln: Unfair advertising due to false statements about discount promotion Caution is in order if someone is offering discounts on „fast alles“, i.e. „almost everything“. Advertising featuring a discount promotion that excludes large sections of the product range from the discount is misleading and unfair. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln, … Weiterlesen »

Nov
22

Reclaiming advances on commission payments requires transparent presentation

Reclaiming advances on commission payments requires transparent presentation A company demanding that advances on commission payments be repaid by the commercial agent needs to be able to provide detailed reasoning in support of this action as well as present a complete calculation for the recovery of the sums in question. Commercial agents receive a commission … Weiterlesen »

Nov
21

EGC: A word mark consisting of two letters can be registered as an EU trade mark

EGC: A word mark consisting of two letters can be registered as an EU trade mark It is possible even for a word mark consisting solely of two letters to be registered as an EU trade mark. This was confirmed by the EGC in rulings from 24 April 2018 (Az.: T-207/17 and T-208/17). We at … Weiterlesen »

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