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The German Federal Supreme Court has issued yet another decision in the long-running music record sampling case known as “Metall auf Metall”, providing some clarity on when sampling will be infringe copyright.
Franz Gernhardt reports on the highly anticipated decision of the German Federal Court of Justice regarding the degree to which a news portal can use excerpts from a book when relying on the exception for reporting on ...
The DFL had requested a preliminary assessment by the FCO to confirm that its controversial “50 + 1” rule is compatible with German and EU competition law.
Bird & Bird advises Sony Music on investment in rap label and booking agency
Bird & Bird LLP has advised Seedtag Advertising S.L., one of the leading contextual advertising platforms in Europe and Latin America, on the acquisition of Munich-based recognified GmbH.
Roman Brtka reports on a recent decision by the German Federal Court of Justice ruling on the German Government's attempt to prevent press publication of classified reports on the basis of copyright infringement. Roman ...
Growing numbers of viewers and rising profits are making esports increasingly interesting for event organizers, sports leagues, sponsors and with traditional sports clubs even establishing their own esports divisions.
The use of trade marks on in-game virtual products (e.g. manufacturer logos) is probably permissible in light of the principles established by the German Federal Court of Justice in the Opel-Blitz II decision.
Our German partner Jörg Witting and associate Heike Lesch look at the recent decision of the German Federal Supreme Court on ad blocker software and the relevant antitrust aspects.
Bird & Bird LLP has advised Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH on the acquisition of shares in Tiger Media International GmbH.