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    Germany's Trademark Law Modernisation Act came into force on 14 January 2019. It updated not only what types of trade marks can be registered in the country but also introduced other changes that impact trade mark owners, licensees and alleged infringers....

  • Product liability and recalls in Germany

    The discovery of defects in products is not unusual and the implications of a defect can be significant. Failing or unsafe products can affect a company's reputation and rectification can cost billions, if it is even possible. It can mire a company in litigation...

  • Environmental law in Germany

    Environmental protection has been defined as a state objective ( Staatsziel ) in the German Constitution ( Grundgesetz ) since 1994. It provides that legislature, government and all public bodies shall strive to safeguard the environment and natural resources...

  • Recommending and agreeing retail prices: the limits under competition law

    It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.

  • The Network and Information Security Directive – implications for the energy sector

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  • Solvency II: the EU regulatory regime for insurers

    The EU's Solvency II Directive came into force on 1 January 2016. The directive consolidates and harmonises existing EU insurance directives including life and non-life directives, the reinsurance directive and various others.

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