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Another Victory of mytaxi with BEITEN BURKHARDT Versus Taxi Bonn e.G.

Frankfurt am Main, 13 April 2018 – The international commercial law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT has again scored another victory for mytaxi against Taxi Bonn e.G.: The complaint of the opponent from Bonn against the non-admission of the appeal was finally rejected by the Cartel Panel of the Federal Supreme Court. Through this decision BEITEN BURKHARDT has achieved legal certainty for the operators of the leading European taxi app in proceedings which have preoccupied the taxi industry for a couple of years already.

In the past, the taxi cooperative Taxi Bonn e.G. had included in its articles of association a passage which could discourage taxi operators from a cooperation with mytaxi (please also refer to our our Press Release). It has been decided as early as in May 2017 that the articles of association have to be amended. This decision has now been confirmed by the Federal Supreme Court which has provided legal certainty this way not only for the operators of mytaxi but also for the individual taxi businesses domiciled in Bonn who use the app.

mytaxi was established in 2009. According to company information, the app has more than 10 million downloads and over 120,000 connected taxi drivers in more than 70 cities in eleven European countries, which makes it Europe's largest taxi app. mytaxi has over 600 employees and has been part of the Daimler group since September 2014.

The team headed by Frankfurt partner Dr Andreas Lober provided comprehensive advice to the mytaxi app operators on competitive admissibility aspects, having assisted Intelligent Apps GmbH with ongoing legal issues for many years.

Counsel mytaxi (Intelligent Apps GmbH):
BEITEN BURKHARDT: Dr Andreas Lober (lead partner), Wojtek Ropel and Susanne Klein - all IP/IT/Media, Frankfurt am Main.

Rohnke Winter: Dr. Thomas Winter (proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court, Karlsruhe).

Contact
Dr Andreas Lober
Phone: +49 69  75 60 95 – 582
E-mail: Andreas.Lober@bblaw.com

Public Relations
Frauke Reuther
Phone: +49 69 75 60 95 – 570
E-mail: Frauke.Reuther@bblaw.com


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Susanne Klein

Lawyer, LL.M., Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law

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Dr Andreas Lober

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Wojtek Ropel

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