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Designation as "Gollum" is an insult

As a self-confessed “Lord of the Rings” fan, I simply had to post a blog article on a recent decision by the Munich Regional Court.

The court ruled that calling a person “Gollum” can be insulting and thus violate the right of personality of the person concerned. (25 O 12738/22).

The scientist in question had been appropriately named by a citizens’ movement in a flyer, the report said. The reason for this, he said, was that the Tokien novel character Gollum from “The Lord of the Rings” is not a being with a positive connotation. Therefore, the designation “Gollum” had been disparaging in the specific case. There was also no satirical context in the facts of the case.

Once again a news item in the matter of “What German courts do not have to deal with all”.

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Marian Härtel

Marian Härtel is a lawyer and entrepreneur specializing in copyright law, competition law and IT/IP law, with a focus on games, esports, media and blockchain.

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