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Coronavirus – What it means for businesses

Coronavirus – What it means for businesses Businesses across the world are feeling the strain of these difficult times brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Yet business goes on and businesses must come to terms with the situation. We at the commercial law firm MTR Rechtsanwälte https://www.mtrlegal.com/en.html offer legal advice on a wide range of … Weiterlesen »

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23

The coronavirus pandemic and employment law

The coronavirus pandemic and employment law The coronavirus pandemic is turning employment law on its head. The protective measures – some of which are recommendations and others mandatory in nature – designed to contain and curtail the strain of coronavirus and respiratory disease known as COVID-19, have far-reaching consequences for all aspects of life. Schools … Weiterlesen »

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16

LG Berlin: Reference must be made to GmbH”s legal form

LG Berlin: Reference must be made to GmbH”s legal form A company”s legal form as a GmbH is a key piece of information for consumers. Withholding information from advertisements about its legal form constitutes an antitrust violation according to a ruling of the LG Berlin. Information that is crucial to consumers” decision to purchase must … Weiterlesen »

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Illegal price rigging – Bundeskartellamt imposes fines totaling 154.6 million euros

Illegal price rigging – Bundeskartellamt imposes fines totaling 154.6 million euros Germany”s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, has imposed fines totaling around 154.6 million euros on seven pesticide wholesalers for entering into illegal, anticompetitive price-fixing arrangements. According to information provided by the Bundeskartellamt, the pesticide wholesalers coordinated their price lists from 1998 to 2015. We … Weiterlesen »

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Antitrust & Competition Law: Medical practice that does not admit inpatients is not a Klinik

Antitrust & Competition Law: Medical practice that does not admit inpatients is not a Klinik A medical practice that does not provide overnight accommodation for patients is not a Klinik and is not allowed to style itself as such. That was the verdict of the Landgericht (LG) Hamburg in a ruling from November 15, 2019 … Weiterlesen »

Mrz
06

BGH – Use of protected seal of approval only allowed in connection with licensing agreement

BGH – Use of protected seal of approval only allowed in connection with licensing agreement The use of seals of approval that are protected trademarks is not permitted without corresponding licensing agreements. That was the verdict of Germany”s Federal Supreme Court, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), on December 12, 2019 (Az.: I ZR 173/16, I ZR 174/16, … Weiterlesen »

Feb
26

Profits from trading cryptocurrency subject to tax

Profits from trading cryptocurrency subject to tax Profits from the sale of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are subject to tax. That was the verdict of the Finanzgericht Berlin-Brandenburg in a ruling from June 20, 2019 (Az.: 13 V 13100/19). Many investors have invested in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. If cryptocurrency is sold again within a … Weiterlesen »

Feb
25

Carmakers given antitrust fine – Anticompetitive arrangements relating to steel procurement

Carmakers given antitrust fine – Anticompetitive arrangements relating to steel procurement Germany”s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, has imposed fines totaling approx. 100 million euros on three car manufacturers for anticompetitive practices in relation to the procurement of long steel. The Bundeskartellamt has asked three car manufacturers to pay up to the tune of around … Weiterlesen »

Feb
21

ECJ – No trade in secondhand e-books without consent of the author

ECJ – No trade in secondhand e-books without consent of the author Reselling secondhand e-books without the consent of the author is not allowed. That was the verdict of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a judgment from December 19, 2019 (Az.: C-263/18). The ruling by the ECJ significantly strengthens the position of copyright … Weiterlesen »

Feb
11

Antitrust violation – Fines for steel producers

Antitrust violation – Fines for steel producers Germany”s Bundeskartellamt has fined three steel producers and three people in positions of responsibility to the tune of some 646 million euros for illegal price rigging https://www.mtrlegal.com/en/. Price rigging hampers competition and is contrary to antitrust law, which is why the Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totaling around 646 … Weiterlesen »

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