German Court Blocks Pop-up Ads On Hertz Website

Law360, New York (March 26, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A German court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a company from generating “pop-up” and “pop-under” advertising on car rental company Hertz’ German website.

The decision is the first court ruling in Germany related to so-called "adware" software. It comes roughly three months after the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction, ruling that similar software created by WhenU, another Internet adware company, violated trademark laws in the U.S.

The Court of First Instance in Cologne issued the preliminary...
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