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German Federal Court of Justice rules on parody and free use

Author: Maier, H.
Published in: Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 12(1), 16-17
Year: 2017
Type: Academic articles

In its first parody decision after the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Deckmyn, C-201/13, ECLI:EU:C:2014:2132, the German Federal Court of Justice (1) ruled that the German doctrine of free use must be interpreted in accordance with EU law insofar as it relates to parodies; and (2) clarified the balancing of interests test.

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