Dr. Thomas Feiler

Dr. Thomas Feiler

White & Case LLP

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European Court of Justice Strengthens Rights of Authors, Performers and Phonogram Producers

A new judgement issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) requires a business offering television or radio programs in its facilities to pay license fees to national collecting societies if the programming...more

8/1/2016 - Authors CJEU Competitive Advantage Dramatic Performances Inpatient Rehab Facilities Intellectual Property Protection License Fees Music Public Communications Public Performance Rights Radio Broadcasting Television Programming The Copyright Act

Telemedicine or just a gadget for fitness addicts? Mobile Health Apps and the law

Mobile health (mHealth) apps are becoming more and more popular. Back in 2013, more than 97,000 health apps were already on the market. According to the European Commission (EC), this figure now amounts to around 100,000...more

9/1/2015 - Classification Data Protection EU European Commission Medical Devices mHealth Mobile Apps Mobile Health Apps Popular Telemedicine

Update: Germany's Draft Bill on IT Security

On March 20, 2015, the revised bill to increase the security of IT systems (the "Draft Bill")was first read in the German Bundestag. As contemplated in the White & Case Technology Newsflash of August 2014, the overarching...more

4/3/2015 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Data Protection Draft Guidance EU Germany Information Security Media Technology Telecommunications

AIPPI's resolution on "IP Licensing and Insolvency": Will this re-ignite legislative initiatives in Germany?

During its 44th congress in Toronto, on September 17, 2014, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) adopted a resolution on "IP Licensing and Insolvency". The resolution regarding...more

11/3/2014 - Germany Insolvency License Agreements

Germany's Draft Bill on Combating Late Payment in Commercial Transactions: Potential Consequences for Businesses on Both the Legal...

On April 1, 2014, the German cabinet (Bundeskabinett) agreed upon a draft bill on combating late payment in commercial transactions in order to transform certain articles of the Directive 2011/7/EU1 into German law. The...more

4/15/2014 - B2B Organizations Commercial Contracts Late Payments Penalties

EU Copyright Rules – Changes on the Horizon?

Is the current EU copyright regulatory framework sufficiently fit for purpose in a digitized world? The European Commission (the "Commission") has recently raised this question. It invites all kinds of stakeholders,...more

2/5/2014 - Copyright EU

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