Martin Munz

Martin Munz

White & Case LLP

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Online Traders: New Obligation in EU for Provision of Link to Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Platform

On January 19, 2016 the Regulation (EU) No 524/2013 on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes entered into force (henceforth "Regulation"). The aim of the Regulation is to provide a European online dispute resolution...more

6/9/2016 - EU Internet Retailers Online Contracts Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Online Marketplace Lending

New threats to transatlantic data flows as Model Clauses come under fire

The transfer of personal data from the EU to the US is continuing to come under attack in the EU, with Model Clauses now in the regulatory crosshairs. Consequently, organisations that do business on both sides of the Atlantic...more

6/9/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules CJEU Data Protection Authority EDPS EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Ireland Model Clauses US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

IP addresses may be subject to EU data protection laws

In an ongoing case before the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU"), the Advocate General has issued his Opinion stating that, under certain circumstances, dynamic IP addresses can be "personal data". Businesses...more

5/21/2016 - Advocate General CJEU EU Data Protection Laws General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Personal Data Popular URLs Websites

After-Sales Service: Don't Be Misled! — European Court of Justice Rules: Erroneous Information Provided by an Undertaking to a...

In the European Union, the rules relating to unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices are subject to national law; however, the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) fully harmonizes this field. Hence, Member...more

7/22/2015 - Contract Terms European Court of Justice (ECJ) Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Copyright levies on memory cards for mobile phones: another landmark decision from the CJEU (Case C-463/12)

Questions of copyright levies are hotly debated, since the decision as to whether such levies have to be payed or not has a significant influence on the price of the affected technical products and the movement of these goods...more

6/20/2015 - Copyright Denmark EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Levies Manufacturers Member State Mobile Devices Nokia Popular Smartphones

UPDATE: German Government Proposes New Law Entitling Consumer Protection Organizations to Enforce Data Protection Law

As a general rule, court actions on data protection breaches are an exemption. As reported in our Newsflashes in March 2014 and August 2014 the German government is planning to encourage court actions against breaches of data...more

3/2/2015 - Data Breach Germany Proposed Legislation

Are Dynamic IP Addresses "Personal Data"? German Federal Court of Justice seeks advice from the European Court of Justice

The German Federal Court of Justice (GFCJ) was scheduled to judge, on October 28, 2014, whether dynamic IP addresses are "personal data" as defined in Article 2 of the EC Data Protection Directive, and if so, under which...more

12/9/2014 - EU EU Data Protection Laws EU Directive Popular

Intellectual Property Infringement on the Internet: What Court to Call?

The internet does not know any national borders; website content can be viewed from anywhere in the world. This raises the question of what court has jurisdiction when the content of a website infringes on intellectual...more

3/13/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Infringement Internet Patent Infringement Patents Trademarks

Trademark Infringement by Use of AdWords? Legal Risks by Using AdWords Despite European Court of Justice (ECJ) Rulings

The internet is one of the most important marketing tools today. The use of trademarks as keywords for becoming prominently placed in the results of a search via the Google search machine is nowadays a common and important...more

2/3/2014 - Advertising AdWords EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Infringement Internet Trademarks

Changes in Consumer Law for Distance Contracts in the EU

Differing levels of consumer protection in the laws of the EU member states create barriers to cross-border trade, especially to Internet based distribution systems. These barriers affect likewise businesses and consumers....more

12/5/2013 - Consumer Rights Directive Cross-Border Transactions EU Internet

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