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  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in enforcing claims following trademark violations

    GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in enforcing claims following trademark violations

    Published: 07 Aug 2017

    If a registered trademark is infringed, it is possible to take action against this. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte is experienced in enforcing and fending off claims arising from trademark violations. Trademarks create greater brand recognition among consumers and in doing so foster customer loyalty. It is therefore crucial for businesses to have their trademarks protected to prevent competitors ...

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  • Wills in the case of unmarried couples

    Wills in the case of unmarried couples

    Published: 04 Aug 2017

    The Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament, has voted in favour of what it is referred to in Germany as “Ehe für alle” (marriage for all), i.e. marriage equality. Spouses are automatically accounted for under the rules of intestate succession. However, this is not the case for unmarried couples. For these couples, the rules of intestate succession do not apply. According to German s...

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  • Legal Shorts 04.08.17 including MiFID II: FCA announces opening of passporting gateway and FCA consultation on client money and unbreakable deposits

    Legal Shorts 04.08.17 including MiFID II: FCA announces opening of passporting gateway and FCA consultation on client money and unbreakable deposits

    Published: 04 Aug 2017

    Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.   Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com MiFID II: FCA announces opening of passporting gateway The FCA ann...

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  • European Commission imposes fine on Google for antitrust violations

    European Commission imposes fine on Google for antitrust violations

    Published: 03 Aug 2017

    The European Commission has imposed a fine totalling 2.42 billion euros on the internet giant Google for violating antitrust law. The European Commission came to the conclusion that the internet company was abusing its dominant market position as a search engine operator. Specifically, the company was said to have favoured its own price comparison service in relation to those of competitors. The...

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  • COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES OF ASSET HOLDING STRUCTURES

    COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES OF ASSET HOLDING STRUCTURES

    Published: 02 Aug 2017

    Legislation, most prominently the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS), as well as local regulation directly and indirectly linked to these (e.g. due diligence rules, accounting and reporting requirements etc.) are posing an additional challenge to financial intermediaries and most importantly to their clients.  This is all the more the ca...

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  • Dismissal with immediate effect after constantly working up working hours deficit

    Dismissal with immediate effect after constantly working up working hours deficit

    Published: 01 Aug 2017

    Flexible working hours are commonplace in many companies today. Notwithstanding this, employees must perform the work they owe to their employer pursuant to their employment contract, otherwise they may be faced with exceptional notice of dismissal. A lot of companies have since moved away from a system of rigid working hours and now offer flexible working hours. That being said, the working hou...

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  • Asia Counsel Insights July 2017

    Asia Counsel Insights July 2017

    Published: 01 Aug 2017

    Asia Counsel Insights gives readers a concise insight into legal and business developments in Vietnam.  This edition has news on the new Law on Tourism, amendment to the Penal Code criminalising certain commercial practices and Law on SMEs. Please use the link below to access the July 2017 edition of Asia Counsel Insights. https://www.slideshare.net/MinhDuong15/asia-counsel-insights-july-...

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  • Advertising for medicinal products must relate to approved fields of application

    Advertising for medicinal products must relate to approved fields of application

    Published: 31 Jul 2017

    Advertising for medicinal products must relate to approved fields of application. Failing this, the advertising may violate competition law as well as Germany’s Heilmittelwerbegesetz (HWG) [Advertising of Medicinal Products Act]. According to the HWG, it is not permissible to advertise medicinal products that require approval but have not yet been approved. We at GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte no...

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