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Unzulässige E-Mail-Werbung eines Online-Shops gegenüber seinen Käufern

Von Prof. Dr. Stefan Engels und Thomas Fuhrmann, LL.M. (University of Cape Town) Das Landgericht Berlin (LG) hat entscheiden, dass die bloße Angabe einer E-Mail-Adresse im Rahmen des Bestellprozesses bei einem Online-Shop keine ausreichende Einwilligung für eine spätere E-Mail-Werbung darstellt (Urt. v. 16.11.2017 ‒ Az.: 16 O 225/17). The Regional Court of Berlin (LG Berlin) ruled that simply providing an e-mail address as part of the order process at an online shop does not constitute sufficient consent …

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German Federal High Court rules on two eBay listing cases

On 12 November 2014, the German Federal High Court (“BGH”) ruled that a used-car sales contract concluded on the internet platform eBay was valid, even though the seller ended the listing early when the buyer’s initial offer of EUR 1 remained the highest bid (BGH VIII ZR 41/14). As the defendant (the seller) subsequently sold the car elsewhere, the BGH granted the plaintiff (the buyer) damages amounting to the lost profit (the value of the …

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Contractual claim for cease and desist also comprises the deletion of content from Google’s hit list

In its decision dated 29 January 2015 (13 U 58/14 ) the Higher Regional Court Celle held that a party that signs a cease and desist declaration with regard to certain content of its website, must also ensure through appropriate measures that the content covered by the cease and desist declaration cannot be accessed on the internet. This includes the check of Google’s hit list as Germany’s most popular search engine. If the content is …

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