2 12, 2019

Blockchain rules

By |2019-12-04T15:07:58+01:00December 2nd, 2019|Meldung, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on Blockchain rules

Many clear solutions are still missing in the law of blockchain applications. The new legal handbook entitled "Blockchain rules" (published by MANZ) tackles fundamental classification issues, questions of legal protection and EU law for the first time. The book [...]

5 11, 2019

Digital Single Market Strategy

By |2019-11-12T13:49:59+01:00November 5th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Digital Single Market Strategy

The EU is further pursuing its "Digital Single Market Strategy"! This time by adapting warranty law to the new challenges of digitalisation. In the future, the "digital content" (e.g. operating system or pre-installed apps) of smart devices will be [...]

17 10, 2019

Data processing by the use of cookies requires users’ active consent

By |2019-11-12T13:51:03+01:00October 17th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Data processing by the use of cookies requires users’ active consent

On 4 July 2019, the French data protection authority CNIL (Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés)[i] adopted new guidelines on the use of cookies and similar tracking devices.[ii] The prior opinion of the French authority is in line [...]

16 10, 2019

Blockchain rules – New handbook on blockchain law!

By |2019-10-16T16:52:44+01:00October 16th, 2019|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on Blockchain rules – New handbook on blockchain law!

We are pleased to announce, together with the editors, Dr. Oliver Völkel, LL.M. (partner) and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Piska (of counsel), the brand new legal manual 'Blockchain rules'! For the first time, the handbook also deals with fundamental classification [...]

16 10, 2019

Higher regional court Cologne: The publishing house GU may continue to sell cook books with the inscription “Thermomix”

By |2019-10-16T16:08:48+01:00October 16th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Higher regional court Cologne: The publishing house GU may continue to sell cook books with the inscription “Thermomix”

A recent judgement of the Higher Regional Court of Cologne dealt with an interesting question in trademark protection law: The use of the word mark "Thermomix" for cookbooks may be permissible even if its release or placing on the [...]

16 10, 2019

Invalid limitation of the validity period of vouchers against payment

By |2019-10-16T10:55:51+01:00October 16th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Invalid limitation of the validity period of vouchers against payment

Is it possible to set a time limit for vouchers? What should a retailer consider when selling vouchers as Christmas presents? According to Austrian jurisprudence, it is rarely justifiable to impose time limits for purchased vouchers. Arthur Stadler and [...]

9 10, 2019

The French agency Business France promotes the high potential of the Austrian sports market

By |2019-11-12T13:54:38+01:00October 9th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on The French agency Business France promotes the high potential of the Austrian sports market

The Viennese division of Business France* recently published an article (only available in French)[i] advertising the lucrative aspects of the Austrian sports market. The article is a clear call to French actors in the sports industry to develop their [...]

8 10, 2019

Blockchain technology and the capital market in Austria

By |2019-10-08T13:31:31+01:00October 8th, 2019|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on Blockchain technology and the capital market in Austria

Blockchain technology, and the digital assets it enables, is transforming capital markets worldwide. In the United States, Bakkt launched the first regulated futures product that is physically settled in bitcoin. In the German-speaking world, Vontobel recently issued [...]

30 09, 2019

From certificated to non-certificated securities – digitalisation of securities trading

By |2019-09-30T17:14:26+01:00September 30th, 2019|Beitrag, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on From certificated to non-certificated securities – digitalisation of securities trading

As part of the 'FinTech Week 2019' we cordially invite you to a joint breakfast on 19.11.2019 from 08:00 to 11:00 in the Reitersaal of the Österreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB). Our topic is: 'From certificated to non-certificated securities – digitalisation [...]

26 09, 2019

Blockchain: The Next Internet

By |2019-09-26T17:22:39+01:00September 26th, 2019|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel, Talk by Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on Blockchain: The Next Internet

On 28 October 2019 an event of the 'Austrian Research Promotion Agency' (FFG) on the topic 'Blockchain: The Next Internet' will take place. Dr. Oliver Völkel, LL.M. will take part in the discussion panel. Oliver will share the stage [...]