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European Commission paper on Brexit and IP

The European Commission has released a position paper on “Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)” giving us the first indication of how the Commission will approach the Brexit negotiations with the UK regarding Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR“). The Commission has set up a Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom to prepare the

German tax treatment of royalties regarding software license and database licenses

– Draft guidance of German Federal Ministry of Finance released for discussion purposes Yesterday the German Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium) released a draft circular on the German tax treatment of royalties paid for software and database licenses granted by non-resident licensors (the draft can be found here). The draft is highly important to clients

CJEU: Ryanair may exclude third parties from use of its flight database

What is commonly known as a “database” might not necessarily qualify as a database in its pure legal sense and might therefore not fall under the regime of the Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the legal protection of databases. This is the core take-away from one of the latest