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Lindgren heirs win in dispute over Pippi Longstocking lyrics

In a recent ruling by the Regional Court Hamburg (Case No. 308 O 431/17), the court awarded the heirs of children's book author Astrid Lindgren a right to information, injunctive relief ...

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EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinion on new transfer SCCs

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) weigh in on the new Standard Contractual Clauses proposed by the European Commission (EC) for...

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Restructuring under plan proceedings in Germany: The restructuring plan and the insolvency plan
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The huge economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has long since been felt across numerous areas of the German economy. For many industries, the business climate has deteriorated massively. ...

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Reform of German merger control rules: Important changes for real estate transactions

On 14 January 2021, German Parliament passed a comprehensive reform of the German Act against Restraints of Competition ("ARC"). The most important amendments concern the...

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The treasure hunt is on... Data access claims after the reform of German competition law

"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" (The Economist, 6.5.2017). This catchy (albeit not quite accurate) comparison is likely to take the leading...

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Protected designation of origin can protect more than just the name
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The European Court of Justice (CJEU) concluded in a preliminary ruling on 17 December 2020 (Case C-490/19) that the protected designation of origin (PDO) of a product did not only protect...

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Competitor of "Captain Iglo" can advertise with "best age" model against maritime backdrop

The Munich District Court I ruled by judgment of 3 December 2020 (17 HK O 5744/20) that an advertisement of a manufacturer of fish products with a handsome older model or "best...

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New German restructuring law finally comes into force

As reported earlier, a new corporate restructuring law will be enacted in Germany. The new law's centerpiece will be the so-called stabilization and restructuring framework ("SRF&qu...

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Copyright Filtering Part II: Article 17 DSM Directive and German Copyright Law
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Lawmakers in the Member States are busy drafting their bills for the implementation of the DSM Directive in national copyright laws, as the respective deadline of 7 July 2021 is...

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