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BaFin: Dark patterns in trading apps inadmissible

BaFin clarifies in a current information letter that securities services companies are not allowed to use dark patterns in trading apps or trading...

BVerwG: Data protection authority can prohibit operation of a Facebook fan page

The operator of a fan page maintained on Facebook may be required to shut down its fan page if the digital infrastructure provided by...

Can Facebook share data with gaming providers?

The First Civil Senate of the German Federal Court of Justice, which is responsible for competition law among other things, currently has to rule...

“Digital Services and Markets Act” enters into force

Today, the Digital Services Act came into force and will apply in all EU countries from February 17, 2024. The Digital Markets Act (DMA)...

Video recording and working time fraud – observe high hurdles

The Lower Saxony Regional Labor Court has ruled that video recordings cannot be used to prove working time fraud. A corresponding termination would be...

Advertising with “climate neutral” can lead to a warning notice

Advertising with the "climate neutral" logo can have a significant impact on consumers' purchasing decisions. Basic circumstances of the climate neutrality claimed by the...

Online services: Don’t forget the cancellation button!

Since July 1, 2022, companies operating in Germany (not only resident!!) must offer the so-called cancellation button on their websites. This is intended to...

BGH decides on the obligation for online retailers due to manufacturer warranties

The German Federal Supreme Court has ruled that Internet retailers do not have to inform consumers in more detail about the manufacturer's warranty for...

Asset deal of IP rights: No liability for cease and desist declaration

Since I, as an almost 100% contract lawyer, also frequently draft asset deals, a recent ruling by the Regional Court of Cologne is very...

MiCAR – lots of reading for blockchain companies.

Presumably the final version of MiCAR can currently be found here. This is really a lot of reading material and currently numerous colleagues in...

Kammergericht: Black Friday trademark expired

The owner of the trademark "Black Friday" has failed in her attempt to prevent the cancellation of the disputed word mark. The "Black Friday"...

“Usury” is a permissible rating on eBay

The VIII Civil Senate of the German Federal Court of Justice, which is responsible, among other things, for the law of sales. Civil Senate...

What are NFT? A small overview

What exactly NFTs (or digital assets) are is still a matter of considerable dispute among legal experts. And it sometimes seems as if not...

Trademark law also applies in the metaverse

The topic of metaverse is currently on everyone's lips. Many companies are developing metaverse scenarios or corresponding products, and the press is abuzz with...

Esport vs. Blockchain – professionalization and future put to the test

I haven't gotten around to writing regular blog posts in a while. The reason for this is that I have been involved in numerous...

Startup financing through tokenized profit participation rights and related financing options.

Introduction In Germany, startups still try to finance themselves in the classic way: Business Angel, capital from Friends & Family, a lot of work and...

When is an email “received” in a business environment?

The legal term "access" is relevant to numerous legal issues. When exactly this is the case, however, can be disputed in individual cases, because...

Gaming in China – Session on the Protection of Minors and the Limitation of...

Children and young people in particular are drawn to screens, with never-ending online games that involve meeting friends virtually often posing the risk of...

Relocation of the office and other updates

In the last two months it was a bit quieter on the blog and the website. The main reason is that I am involved...

NFT / Metaverse / Blockchain Law Lecture in Zurich

Behind the term metaverse is a digital world controlled, shaped and lived by real individuals. What sounds to many like the stuff of a...
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