Update Games Law Germany 2018 – 2019

Legal Update Games Law 2018-2019 Germany

Claas has given an update on recent developments in German law for computer games at the International Games Law Summit in Vilnius 2019. As of the request of participants you can download the slides here. 

OLG Düsseldorf: Apple vs. Samsung: Injunctions against sale of certain Samsung tablet PCs in Germany

(Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1; OLG Düsseldorf, Urteil vom 31. Jan. 2012, Az. I 20 U 126/11 and I 20 U 157/11)

The Appellate Court of Dusseldorf has ruled on 31 January 2012 that the sale of certain models of Samsung tablet PCs – namely Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 – is illegal in Germany, and the court has granted or confirmed injunctions to that effect.


German Court rules Facebook original Friendfinder and various terms and conditions to be illegal (Landgericht Berlin, Urteil vom 6. März 2012, Az. 16 O 551/10)

The Berlin District Court has ruled that the original practice of Facebook regarding its Friendfinder function and certain terms and conditions are illegal and unenforceable under German law (Landgericht Berlin, Urteil vom 6. März 2012, Az. 16 O 551/10, press release with link to the decision to be found here, German language).