In this issue:

- Cookies, Clouds and Other Challenges – Retrospect and Prospect in Data Protection

- Employee Data Protection – What’s Down the Road?

- German Federal Supreme Court Decides Another Matter Regarding Keyword Advertising

- CJEU Judgment Regarding the Modernisation of Marks Under German Trademark Law

- ONEL/OMEL-Decision of the CJEU Regarding Genuine Use – Territorial Borders Are Not Rrelevant

- New Practice of OHIM Following the “IP Translator” Decision of the CJEU

- Judgments by German Courts Regarding Trade Dress Infringement in 2012

- To Infringe or Not to Infringe? - German Federal Supreme Court Decides on Sampling of Music

- Excerpt from "Cookies, Clouds and Other Challenges – Retrospect and Prospect in Data Protection"

To describe the job of a data protection practitioner as “not always easy” would have been a considerable understatement in 2012. Such practitioners, whether in companies, law firms or in politics, faced many challenges during the course of last year, and many times received nothing but criticism. We want to look back at the developments of 2012, and take a sneak peak at the coming tides.

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