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CJEU: Notion of ‘address’ in IP Enforcement Directive only refers to infringer's postal address
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The CJEU ruled on 9 July 2019 (Case C-264/19) that the notion of 'address' in Article 8 (2) Enforcement-Directive only refers to the infringer's postal address. The member...

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German Federal Court of Justice on "Metall auf Metall": the endless sampling story continues
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For more than two decades, the "Metall auf Metall" (metal on metal) case has occupied German and European courts. This was already the fourth time that the German Federal Court of ...

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German Federal Supreme Court bolsters 'reporting on current events' copyright exception in linked manuscript case
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On April 30, the German Federal Supreme Court (GFSC) ruled that the media coverage by Spiegel Online (reporting on a book manuscript published without authorisation by the author) was...

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German Federal Court of Justice bolsters 'reporting on current events' copyright exception in linked manuscript case
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On April 30, the German FederalCourt of Justice(GFCJ) ruled that the media coverage by Spiegel Online (reporting on a book manuscript published without authorisation by the...

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The Law of Agency in Comparison

The aim of Benedikt Lüthge's essay is to analyze the law of agency in the state of Louisiana and compare it to its German equivalent.

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20-Year Legal Dispute Over Two Seconds of Music: CJEU on the Never-Ending Sampling Story

German courts have been dealing with the Metall auf Metall [song by the German band Kraftwerk] case for two decades. Recently, the CJEU, too, has had to deal with the case and ruled by...

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EU General Court on Industrial Designs: Porsche 911 Car Model Lacks Individual Character

On June 6, 2019, the General Court (GC) declared two designs filed for the famous car model Porsche 911 in 2004 null and void, and thereby confirmed the EUIPO’s decision that the...

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DSM Watch: EU Copyright Directive Clears the Finish Line

Today the Council of the European Union adopted the EU Copyright Directive (the “Directive”), ending a negotiation process which first started with the Commission’s...

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DSM Watch: Copyright Directive press publishers’ rights: Article 11 is now Article 15

Yesterday (26 March 2019) the EU Parliament voted to pass the draft Copyright Directive into EU law. After adoption by the EU Council (representatives of Member State governments) and ...

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