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ILO Newsletter 13. April 2012
Court revokes abolition of free legal aid for insolvency estates without assets

In 2009 the Austrian legislature abolished free legal aid for legal entities, and thus also for insolvency estates without assets, although free legal aid had previously been
granted only under very restricted conditions (for further details please see "Legislature impedes assertion of claims of bankruptcy estates without assets"). As a consequence, trustees in bankruptcy could no longer assert claims of the insolvency estate if the relevant insolvency estate had no assets.
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ILO Newsletter 30. März 2012
Supreme Court rules that neighbours must consent to short-term letting

Real estate investors are increasingly renting out fully furnished apartments to tourists or business travellers for short periods. While short-term leases are highly attractive to respective lessors, owners of neighbouring apartments within a complex are usually not fond of such agreements, due to the high turnover of guests. The Supreme Court recently dealt with cease and desist proceedings instituted by apartment owners.
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Neues EuGH-Urteil zum AdWords-Streit
Artikel von Dr. Claudia Csáky im Wirtschaftsblatt vom 22. März 2012

Am 22. September 2011 fällte der Europäische Gerichtshof
(EuGH) ein wichtiges Urteil, das sich einmal mehr mit der
Frage beschäftigte, unter welchen Voraussetzungen
eine fremde Marke als Schlüsselwort („AdWord" bzw. „Keyword") im Rahmen eines Internet-Referenzierungsdienstes verwendet werden darf.


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ILO Newsletter 15. März 2012
Costly decision: court refuses to set aside arbitral award

The Vienna Commercial Court recently refused to set aside an arbitral award issued by a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law tribunal seated in Vienna that had awarded Danish-Polish Telecommunications Group €400 million against Telekomunikacja Polska. The court´s decision is in line with the trend of Austrian case law to uphold arbitral awards.
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ILO Newsleter 14. März 2012
Supreme Court rules on sexual harassment and vicarious liability

In two recent decisions the Supreme Court clarified employer liability for harassment perpetrated by employees.
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