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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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DSM Watch: EU Copyright Directive passed by European Parliament

Todaya short time agothe EU Parliament voted to pass the draft Copyright Directive into EU law. After adoption by the EU Council (representatives of Member State...

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DSM Watch: Navigating Article 13 of the Copyright Directive

On 13 February 2019 the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council finally agreed the text of the long-awaited draft Copyright Directive* (COM(2016)593) (“Directive“)....

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DSM Watch: EU Copyright Directive, the big picture

Agreement on a compromise text for the new Copyright Directive was reached between Member State government representatives, EU Parliament representatives and the EU Commission last week...

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iPunkt Recap… Will CJEU Follow Advocate General on Unauthorised Sampling Opinion?

This post was originally published in iPunkt, our German language newsletter and has now been translated for EngageIn December2018,CJEU Advocate General Szpunar took the view...

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