Martin Munz

Martin Munz

White & Case LLP

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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 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 - CJEU Copyright Denmark EU Fair Compensation Levies Manufacturers Member State Memory Cards Mobile Devices Nokia Popular Private Use 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 ECJ EU 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 Distance Contracts EU Internet

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