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Warning letter fails before OLG Rostock

A law firm known for warning letters had obtained a preliminary injunction against a client because the latter had not issued a cease-and-desist declaration. He later made up for this, so that the LG Rostock only had to decide on the costs after “settlement of the main matter”. Despite considerable protests against each other, it cancelled these, i.e. everyone pays his lawyer himself and the court costs are shared equally. The OLG Rostock also reduced the amount in dispute (filesharing of a film) to 10% of the originally estimated amount.

At no time had the warning office submitted a valid license agreement which showed that its client had been the owner of the rights at all. Within the framework of a follow-up appeal, it is now being examined whether the opposing party does not even have to bear all the costs due to inadequate representation.

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