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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Ruben A. Hofmann

Ruben A. Hofmann

Partners

Expertise

  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Commercial Law
  • Compliance
  • Copyright and Publishing Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Intellectual Property Group
Member
Profile
Cologne based IP lawyer

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2009

Education

Legal Trainee in Cape Town, Vienna and Cologne (2007-2009)
Areas of Practice

Anti-Counterfeiting | Commercial Law | Compliance | Copyright and Publishing Law | Corporate Law | Design Patent Law | Dispute Resolution | Distribution Law | Employee Invention Law | Industrial Property Law | Information Technology (IT) | Intellectual Property | Internet Law | Law of Trademarks and Related Marks | Licensing Law | Litigation | Patent Law | Plant Variety Protection Law | Press Law and Freedom of Speech | Unfair Competition Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Certified Specialist Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Speaker of the Industrial Property Committee of the Cologne Bar Association (KAV)


Professional Activities and Experience

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Cologne (2009-2011)
Articles

Voucher Instead of Refund: Federal Government Adopts Draft Bill for an Amendment in Event Contract Law
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2020

On April 8, 2020, the federal government adopted draft wording presented by the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection for a draft bill to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in event contract law in order to protect organizers of recreational events and operators of recreational facilities from considerable outflows of liquidity...

Facebook may be Required to Seek and Erase Illegal Content Worldwide
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, November 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled that hosting providers, in this case Facebook, may be required by a court to seek and erase content which is identical or, under certain circumstances, equivalent to information previously found to be unlawful. In terms of the relevant international law, this obligation could also be extended to content worldwide...

Facebook May be Required to Seek and Erase Illegal Content Worldwide
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, October 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled, upon submission by the Austrian Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof, OGH), with the decision of 3 October 2019 (Case C-18/18), that hosting providers, in this case Facebook, may be required by a court to seek and erase content which is identical or, under certain circumstances, equivalent to information previously found to be unlawful...

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