21 01, 2020

Blockchain Conference: Cybercrime Expert Circle on Cryptocurrencies

By |2020-01-21T15:56:24+01:00January 21st, 2020|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on Blockchain Conference: Cybercrime Expert Circle on Cryptocurrencies

This year the Federal Ministry of the Interior is hosting the largest Blockchain Investigators Conference in the German-speaking world. It will take place from 22 to 24 January 2020. The conference promises an exciting program with speakers from Switzerland, [...]

10 01, 2020

On the ramifications of the decentralization of blockchains in Austrian Civil Law

By |2020-01-10T13:36:13+01:00January 10th, 2020|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag|Comments Off on On the ramifications of the decentralization of blockchains in Austrian Civil Law

Anyone who deals with the topics of blockchain, digital assets or virtual currencies for the first time will quickly be confronted with terminology that all sounds somewhat similar: To describe the same thing, for example, one could call it [...]

23 12, 2019

Cannabis sign ineligible for registration as unions brand (Case T-683/18)

By |2020-01-07T11:39:22+01:00December 23rd, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Cannabis sign ineligible for registration as unions brand (Case T-683/18)

A sign referring to marijuana may not be registered as a EU trademark under current law. Such a sign is contrary to public policy. This was recently decided by the General Court of the European Union in case T-683/18 (Case [...]

18 12, 2019

Injunction against influencer

By |2019-12-18T10:25:14+01:00December 18th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Injunction against influencer

Apropos influencer marketing: Yet another interesting new decision (of a German court) on influencer marketing! The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt departs from the opinion recently held by the Regional Court of Munich I that the professional character of [...]

5 11, 2019

University course in banking and capital market law in an international context at the Danube University Krems

By |2019-11-12T13:49:15+01:00November 5th, 2019|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag, Talk by Oliver Völkel, Uncategorized, Vortrag, Vortrag (allgemein)|Comments Off on University course in banking and capital market law in an international context at the Danube University Krems

The growing interconnectedness of the global economy and the lasting changes on the international financial markets require a sound education in the field of banking and capital market law. This broad spectrum of topics and global and European (regulatory) [...]

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 [...]