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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in enforcing claims following trademark violations

If a registered trademark is infringed, it is possible to take action against this. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte is experienced in enforcing and fending off claims arising from trademark violations.

by Michael Rainer (9 days ago)
Wills in the case of unmarried couples

The Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament, has voted in favour of what it is referred to in Germany as “Ehe für alle” (marriage for all), i.e. marriage equality. Spouses are automatically accounted for under the rules of intestate succession. However, this is not the case for unmarried couples. For these couples, the rules of intestate succession do not apply.

by Michael Rainer (12 days ago)
European Commission imposes fine on Google for antitrust violations

The European Commission has imposed a fine totalling 2.42 billion euros on the internet giant Google for violating antitrust law.

by Michael Rainer (13 days ago)
Dismissal with immediate effect after constantly working up working hours deficit

Flexible working hours are commonplace in many companies today. Notwithstanding this, employees must perform the work they owe to their employer pursuant to their employment contract, otherwise they may be faced with exceptional notice of dismissal.

by Michael Rainer (15 days ago)
LAG Düsseldorf: Dismissal with immediate effect valid in response to threat

Anyone who seriously threatens their employer or superior should expect to be dismissed with immediate effect. This was confirmed by a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Düsseldorf [Regional Labour Court of Düsseldorf] from June 8, 2017 (Az.: 11 Sa 823/16).

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing obligation to make social security payments in the case of managing directors

Whether a managing director is obliged to make social security contributions depends on various factors. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has carried out an assessment of the obligation to make social security payments.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
BAG: Exceptional notice of dismissal effective if there is video evidence

Even covert video footage can potentially justify exceptional notice of dismissal. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in its judgment of September 22, 2016 (Az.: 2 AZR 848/15).

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Competition law: Goods on display must feature total price on label

The final cost of goods on display needs to be readily apparent to customers. According to a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm], quoting only part of the price constitutes a violation of competition law.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Terminating employment relationship and prior formal warnings

Formal written warnings play an important role in the field of employment law, with one often being a prerequisite to the employer effectively terminating an employment relationship.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Purchase of further tax CDs possible - Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion. For tax dodgers, voluntary disclosure remains the only way out.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Reform of law governing challenges to debtor"s transactions in insolvency proceedings

The reform of insolvency law is meant to bolster the rights of creditors in the event that a business partner becomes insolvent as well as provide greater legal certainty.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte - Assessing trademark violations

Protecting your brand is crucial. One ought to take resolute action against trademark violations. That being said, you should first assess whether a trademark violation has in fact occurred.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
OLG Köln: Heir must be defined with sufficient clarity in will

Testators need to define their heirs with sufficient clarity in wills, because the will might otherwise be invalid. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] in its ruling of November 14, 2016 (Az.: 2 Wx 536/16).

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Using FCS is like a turbo booster for Forensics

With growing complexities in digital forensics an efficient investigation can become quite a limited assignment. This forensic command suite is not a tool designed to spy on the public. It is supposed to help investigators protect the society against criminal activities. Nevertheless, this tool is only exclusively available to authorities and large enterprises that have a specialized team of forensics experts. It will be available in 20 languages.

by Chris Bartsch (few months ago!)
Tax dodgers under pressure - Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is easing off, the same cannot be said of the efforts being put into the fight against tax evasion. It remains possible for tax evaders to submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
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