12 02, 2020

Cryptocurrencies: the implementations of AMLD 5 in Austria and France

By |2020-02-19T15:33:43+01:00February 12th, 2020|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Cryptocurrencies: the implementations of AMLD 5 in Austria and France

The anonymity of virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. enables their potential misuse for criminal purposes. For example, Europol recently helped Spain break up a criminal organization that supplied cryptocurrencies against dirty cash through the use of crypto-ATMs. Until [...]

5 02, 2020

Transposition of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive in Austria and France

By |2020-02-11T16:00:05+01:00February 5th, 2020|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Transposition of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive in Austria and France

The 5th Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2018/843, which once again tightens the EU's AML/CFT (Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism) network, came into force in July 2018 and had to be transposed by the Member states by 10 January [...]

28 01, 2020

Likely impact of Brexit on trademark protection

By |2020-01-28T14:50:51+01:00January 28th, 2020|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Likely impact of Brexit on trademark protection

BREXIT & TRADEMARKS? On 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom will leave the EU. This raises a number of questions about European trademark law. Veronika Krickl and Arthur Stadler explain in this article which trademark protection regulations will apply [...]

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

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

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 [...]