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Hogan Lovells’ U.S. + Germany Patent Update – July 2019 (English, 日本語, 한국어)

Hogan Lovells’ U.S. + German Patent Update reports on recent patent news and cases from Germany and the United States. The full July 2019 update can be accessed in the following languages: English available here 日本語 available here 한국어 available here The July 2019 Update covers the following developments across the U.S. and Germany: United

Total Brand Care: The power of color

We live in a visual society. And the business world is no different. As competition continues to increase across the globe, it’s unsurprising that we are beginning to see the revival of color in corporate branding. The selection of a core color is a process that should not be taken half-heartedly as colors can communicate

Adblocking reloaded: No unfair competition, says German Supreme Court

Germany’s highest civil court signs off on the business model behind AdBlock Plus The popular adblocking software AdBlock Plus, and the underlying business model of Eyeo GmbH, do not fall foul of German unfair competition rules. On 19 April, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) handed down its landmark ruling on the legality of adblocking

V-log: Secondary liability & file-sharing the blame

In this IP Enforcement Focus v-log, we report on a recent decision of the German Supreme Court dealing with illegal file sharing which has received a lot of attention. The case centres on how the court views secondary liability of Internet account holders where family members or groups are involved. Click here to view the V-log IP Enforcement Focus

V-log: Filesharing – Illegal uploads & secondary liability of account holders

In this IP Enforcement Focus v-log, we report on a very surprising recent decision of the German Supreme Court dealing with illegal file sharing… and visitors from Australia. How does the court view secondary liability of account holders? Are primary claims enforceable in practice for such cases?   Click here to view the V-log IP Enforcement Focus is a series