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Feb
16

Managers” risk of liability and D&O insurance

Managers” risk of liability and D&O insurance Mistakes made by managers can prove costly both for the company as well as the managers themselves. For this reason, many companies take out D&O insurance policies for their executive personnel. The executives in a company not only bear considerable responsibility, they can also be held accountable for … Weiterlesen »

Feb
12

No registration of “Bester Papa” as EU trade mark due to lack of distinctiveness

No registration of “Bester Papa” as EU trade mark due to lack of distinctiveness In order for a trade mark to be capable of being registered as a European Union trade mark it needs to be highly distinctive. The slogan “Bester Papa” (“Best dad(dy)/papa”) lacks this distinctive character. The protection afforded by a trade mark … Weiterlesen »

Feb
02

BGH: A square shape can also be protected as a trademark

BGH: A square shape can also be protected as a trademark Three-dimensional symbols that represent the shape of a product can be protected as a trademark. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany”s Federal Supreme Court, in two rulings from October 18, 2017 (Az.: I ZB 3/17 and I ZB 4/17). We at … Weiterlesen »

Feb
01

Truck cartel – Damages claims against Scania now also a possibility

Truck cartel – Damages claims against Scania now also a possibility Last summer, the European Commission imposed heavy fines on five truck manufacturers for violations of antirust law. The Swedish truck manufacturer Scania is now being asked to pay up as well. The so-called “truck cartel” made headlines last summer. The European Commission had imposed … Weiterlesen »

Jan
30

Wallpaper cartel – Heavy fines for illegal price fixing

Wallpaper cartel – Heavy fines for illegal price fixing In its ruling of October 12, 2017, the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf [Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf] imposed fines totalling more than 19 million euros against members of the so-called Tapeten-Kartell, or “wallpaper cartel” (Az.: V-2 Kart 1-3/17). The 2nd Cartel Division of the OLG Düsseldorf came … Weiterlesen »

Jan
25

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience with D&O insurance

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience with D&O insurance Taking out a D&O insurance policy is supposed to reduce executives” risk of liability. Experience shows that it is crucial to pay attention to details when taking out a policy. Mistakes made by a company”s executive bodies can have serious consequences for the entire business. Managers bear … Weiterlesen »

Jan
24

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on GmbH managing director”s obligation to contribute to social security

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on GmbH managing director”s obligation to contribute to social security Whether the managing director of a GmbH, a type of German private limited liability company, is obligated to make contributions to social security is frequently a point of contention. Various different factors need to be considered when weighing things up. … Weiterlesen »

Jan
18

LAG Rheinland-Pfalz: Dismissal with immediate effect for damage to property effective

LAG Rheinland-Pfalz: Dismissal with immediate effect for damage to property effective Serious breaches of duty by an employee may justify dismissal with immediate effect. Damage to property can constitute good cause justifying exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect. An employer is able to issue exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect if it has … Weiterlesen »

Jan
12

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing the grounds for dismissal with immediate effect

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing the grounds for dismissal with immediate effect Exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect needs to be well prepared if it is to be issued effectively. To this end, it needs to be assessed whether sufficient grounds for dismissal exist. Employers can only issue exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect … Weiterlesen »

Jan
10

Berliner Testament – Final heir able to reclaim gifts

Berliner Testament – Final heir able to reclaim gifts A joint spousal will has a strong binding effect and can potentially affect gifts made by the surviving spouse, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm]. A type of will known as a “Berliner Testament” (“Berlin will” in … Weiterlesen »

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