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Submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion while you still can

Submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion while you still can

Submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion while you still can

A voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion needs to be tailored to the exact circumstances of a given case. Only then can voluntary declaration actually lead to immunity.

A lot of tax evaders have already taken advantage of the opportunity to submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity. While the number of voluntary declarations has dropped significantly since the requirements associated with voluntary disclosure became more stringent as of January 1, 2015, it is still a viable option. We at the law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that for a voluntary declaration to be capable of leading to immunity, it needs fulfil various criteria. It has to be submitted on time, i.e. before the tax evasion is detected by the authorities, complete and free from errors.

It is only when these criteria have been fulfilled that a voluntary declaration can lead to immunity. It is still assumed that untaxed income is being concealed from the exchequer in foreign accounts, e.g. in Switzerland, Austria as well as in other former tax havens. However, the risk of these illicit funds being discovered has increased appreciably, not least due to the automatic exchange of financial information among more than 100 countries. For tax dodgers with illicit funds in foreign accounts, this means that they need to take action if they still wish to submit a voluntary declaration and return to a state of tax compliance.

In order for a voluntary declaration to be complete, it must include all information that is relevant from a tax perspective from the past ten years and disclose this to the competent tax office. That is why it is important to carefully consider each individual case; there is no standard solution when it comes to voluntary disclosure. Those who nonetheless forego qualified assistance when preparing a voluntary declaration and attempt to do so on their own or with the help of standard templates are taking a substantial risk that the voluntary declaration is incomplete and will thus fail. Should it come to this, there is still the very real prospect of a conviction for tax evasion despite the voluntary declaration. The latter can then only have a mitigating effect similar to a confession.

To prevent this from happening, lawyers who are experienced in the field of tax law ought to be tasked with preparing the voluntary declaration. They are able to carry out a detailed assessment of each individual case and know what information and documents need to be included in the voluntary declaration for it to be capable of leading to immunity.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/tax-law/voluntary-disclosure.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

Computer Information Telecommunications

Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec Further Extends Application Areas for Robust and Flexible POS-Line Series

Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec extend the temperature range of their industrial POS-Line series to -25° to +65°C

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – has extended the operating temperature range of their industrial POS-Line monitors, now from -25°C up to +65°C. In combination with the front-end IP protection of up to IP65, they are ideal for use in harsh industrial and digital signage environments such as process and data visualization in production and logistic buildings, or digital signs in public areas. „The proven product family of 15 to 25 inch monitors combines the newest technology with the latest, most appealing design for a perfect solution, thus serving any user looking for a rugged metal housing, reliability in operation, and a choice of controller and front options for different fields of application,“ explained Daniel Fichter, R&D Project Manager at Distec GmbH. In addition to robust design, the industrial monitors provide an elegant, low weight aluminum housing, simplified installation without any mounting angles, and PCAP multi-touch technology for 10-finger operation.

Flexible through Modularity

The lightweight aluminum housing of the POS-Line provides a robust, high-quality powdered surface. The modular setup allows an optimal front end option according to the application and mounting conditions. In addition to suitable front plates or frames, Distec also supplies a 19-inch rack mount or frames with true-flat glass, providing the perfect solution whether users prefer to integrate the monitors into their machines, furniture or walls, or use them as desktop monitors. The monitors and front options are also available in combination with an anti-glare safety glass or a touch sensor. Depending on the application, the POS-Line series can be equipped with a robust, resistive touch, which even allows glove operations, or with a sensitive 10-finger PCAP multi-touch. With the right touch, the monitor becomes interactive and suitable for use as an industrial HMI device. The high transparency of the touch sensors, in combination with the anti-reflective safety glass, leads to a first-class picture impression while offering a high degree of security.

Powerful TFT Controllers Prolong Life Cycles

Distec develops their own TFT controllers in order to become independent of the often short life cycles of Asian controllers. With the PrismaMEDIA-ECO video board, Distec offers DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA interfaces, in addition to serial interfaces (e.g. RS232), which are broadly used in the industry. For the lower range of performance, Distec delivers the powerful computer platform Raspberry, with various benefits. A modern and energy-saving Atom-Baytrail architecture with 4 CPU cores meets medium requirements. The high-performance range covers the latest Core i5/i7 CPUs. Passive cooling, a wide operating voltage range and two LAN interfaces are essential features of the monitor. On request, Distec installs a Windows operating system ex-factory. All PC solutions have 4GB working memory and offer a fast and large 128GB mSATA hard drive memory space.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Company-Contact
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
Phone: +49 89 89 43 63 0
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.distec.de

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ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Science Research Technology

CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

CoreTechnologie launches new Software Tool

CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

New Software for CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering (Source: CoreTechnologie GmbH)

The innovation team of the German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie (CT) has developed a new module for the 3D_Evolution series for CAD collision testing, which is specifically tailored to machine and plant engineering needs.

Precision and User Friendliness

The CAD collision calculation with the new tool takes place on the exact B-Rep descriptions, so that a precise distinction can be made between contact and penetration. This precision of the calculation in machine and plant construction was previously missing in the solutions available on the market and was the reason for the development of the new software.

The new tool avoids the fact that calculations on triangulated, only approximate models, indicate collisions that are not present in reality and in close examination. 3D_Evolution eliminates this unnecessary and impractical effect by means of a precise calculation on the exact geometry description of the CAD models and thus only indicates collisions that are actually present in reality.

Since collision analyzes are usually based on very large amounts of data, the multiprocessor calculation of the DMU Inspector software offers enormous advantages in terms of performance.

The tool is easy to use and easy to understand. In this way, the CAD collisions found can be opened directly from a list in the 3D viewer, whereby the collision areas are marked by curves and displayed very clearly. Filter functions and the tracking of collisions as well as a sophisticated reporting are designed for seamless collaboration of the design teams.

The calculation can be carried out on all standard CAD formats such as CATIA, Siemens NX, Creo as well as STEP, JT and PLMXML so that the software can be used immediately in any PLM environment without a complex integration.

Collision Avoidance

Especially in the field of machine and plant engineering, it is important to ensure already in the design phase that collisions are avoided before the assembly of the machine on site. Particularly when machines and plants are assembled abroad, manufacturers are oftentimes faced with expensive delays to fix unnecessary collisions, which now can be avoided with the new software.

For further information, please visit www.coretechnologie.com
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Since its foundation in 1998, the software manufacturer CoreTechnologie with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain has been led by the managing directors Dominique Arnault and Armin Brüning. With innovative products, the visionary company has consistently optimised its product portfolio and secured the technological leadership in the area of conversion software. Each year, CoreTechnologie invests more than 30 per cent of sales in the research and implementation of new technologies and has the most complete product range in this field.

In the focus of technology development is the product line of „3D Evolution“ which guarantees efficient and lossless exchange of complex data structures between independent and heterogeneous CAX software solutions. With extremely powerful native interfaces for all leading CAD systems and for conversion of all common 3D formats, the software module ensures optimal interoperability of most various IT solutions.

Apart from providing visualisation and manufacturing data across most various systems, CoreTechnologie offers outstanding technologies for automatic data correction, feature-based conversion, geometry optimisation, quality control and long-time archiving as well as for visualisation of complex 3D models. The software components for software manufacturers of the most different CAX applications are the company“s second leg.

The customer portfolio of CoreTechnologie comprises more than 400 companies from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are in many cases the quality leaders in their relevant segment.

Company-Contact
Core Technologie GmbH
Armin Brüning
Klinger 5
63776 Mömbris
Phone: 0049 6029 98 999 10
E-Mail: info@de.coretechnologie.com
Url: http://www.coretechnologie.com

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PR Solutions by Melanie Schacker
Melanie Schacker
Am Nonnenhof 55
60435 Frankfurt/Main
Phone: 0049 69 95 20 8991
Fax: 0049 69 95 20 8992
E-Mail: presse@pr-schacker.de
Url: http://www.pr-schacker.de

Business Economy Finances

A quick headstart

De Soet Consulting offers Business Center with everything a company could possibly need

The concept of a Business Center has become very popular and common the past few years – for a good reason. Whether as a short term or a long term solution, the offices are completely equipped with a perfect office infrastructure and high qualified employees.

This opportunity can give young entrepreneurs a quick headstart in the industry, especially compared to competitors who rather build up their own office first. Entrepreneurs who decide to rent office space at a Business Center have a lot of possiblities. They can choose from a broad range of high-quality equipment, different office sizes and help from experienced staff on demand without hiring anybody. The obvious benefits are the big savings and it helps the entrepreneur to focus on the actual business rather than on which desk to buy.

This is a perfect solution if you want to expand your business to a different region, for example Switzerland. It is simple, uncomplicated and cheap. You don’t have any launching costs, no investments and a flexible term of lease. Rieta de Soet, the CEO of De Soet Consulting in Switzerland says, the availability of offices in a Business Center is a great benefit for companies coming from abroad also, because they get all the help they need from the employees who speak the local language and know the country, culture and costums.

Furthermore De Soet Consulting offers an individual telephone service, backoffice, marketing service, translating services, conference rooms and helps building up your marketing organization.

No matter what your needs are, De Soet Consulting offers a personal and professional service to absolutely amazing prices, says Dr. Fabian de Soet.

De Soet Consulting ist eine Beratungsgesellschaft mit einem Team von Betriebswirten, Steuerberatern, Marketing- und Unternehmensberatern, die über eine 20-jährige Beratungserfahrung verfügen. De Soet Consulting betreut weltweit in Amerika, Asien und Europa Kunden, die ihren bisherigen Standort verlagern oder eine neue Firma gründen wollen. De Soet Consulting bietet Komplettlösungen für Unternehmen an, die ihren Standort verlegen oder einen neuen Standort gründen wollen.

Contact
De Soet Consulting
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Phone: 0041 41 560 36 00
E-Mail: pr@news-channel.ch
Url: http://www.desoet.ch

Automotive Traffic

SmartTOP add-on roof top control by Mods4cars is now available for Ferrari 488 Spider

As of now, the SmartTOP soft top control from the manufacturer Mods4cars is also available for the Ferrari 488 Spider. The retrofit cabriolet module allows the opening and closing of the roof via the car key.

SmartTOP add-on roof top control by Mods4cars is now available for Ferrari 488 Spider

SmartTOP add-on roof top control by Mods4cars for Ferrari 488 Spider

Las Vegas, Nevada – August 10, 2017

The retrofit SmartTOP roof module for the Ferrari 488 Spider is now available. The newest development from the company Mods4cars provides crafty additional functions thereby facilitating the everyday use of the convertible. „With the new SmartTOP for Ferrari 488, we now support 5 Ferrari models,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. For Ferrari models 360, F430 Spider, California and 458 Spider SmartTOP modules are already offered.

The SmartTOP soft top control is retrofitted in the vehicle. After installation, the roof can be opened and closed from a distance using the existing car key. Pressing a key combination on the existing remote control activates the convertibles top movement. „This allows our customers to open their convertible tops while they are moving towards their vehicle,“ says PR spokesman Sven Tornow. There is no need to change the remote control for this function.

In addition, one-touch operation of the convertible top is also made possible while driving. With the installed SmartTOP module, only a tap on the soft top button in the interior is required. The convertible top movement is then executed automatically. This saves time and the driver has both hands back on the steering wheel quicker.

The SmartTOP provides additional features: position of the windows can be determined after the convertibles top movement. All windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. The functions can be configured according to personal requirements.

Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the convertible top movement. Thanks to a USB port attached to the SmartTOP module, it can be connected to the local PC and programmed. Programming can also be done directly in the vehicle.

A plug-and-play cable kit included in delivery provides for easy installation. The connection between the SmartTOP module and the vehicle electronics is made by simply plugging in the perfectly fitting connectors. No cables are cut through, which means that a traceless dismantling is possible at any time.

The company Mods4cars has been producing its smart cabriolet modules since 2002. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen. SmartTOP soft top controls are also available for the Ferrari models 360 Spider, F430 Spider, 458 Spider and California.

The comfort control for the Ferrari 488 Spider is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/40l4XqC7n5s

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

Politics Law Society

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing claims to a compulsory portion

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing claims to a compulsory portion

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing claims to a compulsory portion

If close relatives of a testator are excluded from inheriting in a will or contract of inheritance, they are still entitled to their share of the statutory compulsory portion.

The rules of intestate succession regulate inheritance claims brought by the relatives of the testator. First and foremost, it is the spouse and the testator“s own children who inherit first. If the testator prepares a will or contract of inheritance, he is not bound by the rules of intestate succession. His testamentary freedom allows him to designate other heirs. Notwithstanding this, the close relatives who are entitled to inherit by law do not normally come away empty-handed under these circumstances either. They are entitled to a compulsory portion of the estate. We at the law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that this generally amounts to half of the statutory share of the inheritance.

Thus, in order to determine the exact amount of the compulsory portion, one must first check what share those entitled to the compulsory portion would have in the estate under the rules of intestate succession. In calculating claims to the compulsory portion, it is equally important to assess the value of the estate. Those entitled to the compulsory portion are entitled to have the heir provide them with information pertaining to the value of the estate. Additionally, claims supplementing the compulsory portion can also arise, e.g. in the event that the testator gave gifts during his lifetime which reduce the value of the estate. However, this only applies to gifts that were given no more than ten years prior to the testator“s death. These gifts can be included in the value of the estate and thus influence the extent of the compulsory portion.

Should the testator wish to prevent either his spouse or offspring from the obtaining the compulsory portion, this is only possible under very strict conditions. Divesting those entitled to the compulsory portion of the compulsory portion is only possible if they can be accused of serious wrongdoing vis-à-vis the testator. This is the case, for example, if the person entitled to the compulsory portion seeks to kill the testator or is guilty of another serious criminal offence.

When it comes to inheritances, it is not uncommon for legal disputes to arise. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of succession law can serve testators, heirs and persons entitled to a compulsory portion as qualified go-to advisers.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/private-clients/law-of-succession.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

Politics Law Society

Dismissal with immediate effect for competing business activity valid

Dismissal with immediate effect for competing business activity valid

Dismissal with immediate effect for competing business activity valid

If an employee acquires a major stake in a rival firm, his employer can issue him with a notice of dismissal with immediate effect.

If it has good cause for doing so, an employer can terminate an employment relationship by issuing exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect. We at the commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that this condition may be met if an employee carries out some form of activity for a company that is in competition with his employer. In its ruling of April 12, 2017, the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Schleswig-Holstein [Regional Labour Court of Schleswig-Holstein] held that notice of dismissal with immediate effect is valid if an employee acquires a major stake in a competitor (Az.: 3 Sa 202/16).

In the instant case, an employee of a company had acquired a 50 per cent stake in a rival firm. He had agreed to a restraint on competition in his employment contract. This prohibited the employee from carrying out activities for a company that either directly or indirectly competes with his employer, whether that be on an autonomous, non-autonomous or any other kind of basis. Notwithstanding this, the employee acquired a 50 per cent share in a competitor and subsequently received notice of dismissal with immediate effect for this competing business activity.

The LAG Schleswig-Holstein ruled that the notice of dismissal with immediate effect was valid. The Court took the view that the company in relation to which the employee had acquired a stake was a competitor vis-à-vis said employee“s employer, noting that it had provided services not only to his employer but also third parties. Due to his 50 per cent share, it was said that the employee would have been able to discover that this was the case. The Court stated that the employee had violated the contractual restraint on competition and carried out improper competing business activities, and in doing so given rise to good cause justifying exceptional notice of dismissal.

The Court went on to say that there is no competing business activity if the other firm carries out the contentious activity on a contractual basis for the employer. Moreover, acquiring the status of shareholder in another company does not necessarily constitute a competing business activity. It clarified, however, that this is the case if the companies compete with each other and major influence can be exerted on business operations as result of the employee“s status as a shareholder. The LAG concluded that a 50 per cent stake represented a major influence.

Whether exceptional notice of dismissal is effective always comes down to the circumstances of each individual case. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of employment law can advise employers on matters pertaining to dismissal as well as in relation to other issues under employment law.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/employment-law.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

Science Research Technology

Two-point measurement reduces non-productive times

Quality control integrated into the production process makes time-consuming manual measurements superfluous.

Two-point measurement reduces non-productive times

The two opposing probes detect the diameter of the rotating part with high precision.

At EMO, GEORG will be presenting the integrated two-point measurement system for horizontal machining centers of its ultraturn MC series. These machines process workpieces weighing 10 tons and more and with diameters of 1,000 mm upwards. No other manufacturer in the world combines machining and measuring in a single unit of such size.

With the two-point measurement, GEORG has for the first time integrated quality control directly into the manufacturing process: ultraturn MC is worldwide the first series of machining centers for large turned parts in which the diameters of the workpiece are not measured with just one probe, as has been common practice so far. Instead, GEORG uses a travelling two-point measuring system attached to the frame, which automatically measures the workpieces directly in the machine with two opposing probes. This technique ensures high precision and high reproducibility.

ultraturn MC machines are used among other things for the complete machining of turbine and generator rotors as well as crankshafts.

While a measuring team would need several hours to manually measure the diameters or the axial run-out of workpieces on the machine, the measurement with the integrated two-point system is completed after just a few minutes. By integrating this function into the machine, GEORG is a worldwide pioneer.

The two-point measuring system which GEORG is demonstrating at the trade fair on a machining center of the ultraturn MC series is also applicable to the company“s classic lathe series for roll and turbine rotor machining. Furthermore the system can be retrofitted to existing lathes – to those made by GEORG or other manufacturers. Just recently, GEORG has successfully retrofitted a two-point measuring system to a lathe in operation for several years at Siemens in Mülheim/Germany.

Jan Ebener, sales manager for machine tools at GEORG, explains the great economic benefits of the integrated measurement: „Experience gained from the operation of the first systems using our two-point measurement technique shows that not only the dimensional precision of the workpieces is increased but that also the overall machining times are markedly reduced. This is because the new measurement technique drastically reduces non-productive times.“

Like the large machines of the ultraturn MC type, designed to machine parts of up to 250 t weight, also the smaller ones are based on the classic GEORG concept: robust cast construction – instead of the frequently common welded construction – and hydrostatically guided axles. The result: high precision in machining, low maintenance and long lifetime.

Heinrich GEORG at EMO 2017 in Hanover, Germany
18 – 23 September 2017
Hall 26, stand B12

About Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik

GEORG is a business partner worldwide well-reputed for reliable and powerful high-tech mechanical engineering solutions. The company“s cutting-edge finishing lines and machine tools as well as production lines, machines and equipment for the transformer industry are in operation in numerous renowned companies around the world.

The family business, now in its third generation, supplies a wide range of products to most diverse markets and customer segments. The divisions GEORG finishing lines, GEORG transformer lines and GEORG machine tools are supported by the company“s own manufacturing facilities at the headquarters in Kreuztal, Germany. The GEORG corporate services division completes the portfolio with a wide range of value adding services. The company maintains a worldwide network of sales and service branches to be within easy reach for its international customers.

GEORG machine tools

The GEORG machine tools division develops and manufactures advanced value-adding machine tools for turning, drilling, milling and grinding in close cooperation with its customers and optimally tailored to their individual requirements.

Company-Contact
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Thomas Kleb
Langenauer Straße 12
57223 Kreuztal / Germany
Phone: +49.2732.779-539
Fax: +49.2732.779-39171
E-Mail: thomas.kleb@georg.com
Url: http://www.georg.com

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VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen / Germany
Phone: +49.241.89468-24
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

estos MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise Now Available

New replicators, new user management and user-based licensing, distinguishes the latest versions of the leading LDAP middleware for Unified Communications

estos MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise Now Available

Starnberg, 7/8/2017

With immediate effect, MetaDirectory Enterprise Version 4 is available with a host of new features: web service-based replicators, user administration, user-based licensing, 64-bit architecture, and support for IPv6. In principle, the MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise combines existing, distributed contact data from different data sources into a company-wide directory based on LDAP. It processes names, addresses, phone numbers, images and customer-specific information, standardizes and normalizes them – especially for unified communications hardware and software solutions that rely on the LDAP standard. This ensures a simple search and quick presentation of the results – even with large data files.

Web service-based replicators enable data from cloud-based systems to be replicated. For example, contacts from MS Office365, MS Dynamics365, Google G Suite or Salesforce are also available in the company-wide LDAP directory. The user-specific access control contributes to the protection of sensitive data in the sense of the „need-to-know“ principle. The administrator can define which members of a group can view certain contact data. Information is only displayed if it is relevant to the searcher. For example, if a member of the Sales team searches for a contact, the result includes contact information about offers, licenses, and sales, whereas a member of the Development team receives only the contact data for the same contact. „In the new version of MetaDirectory, we have changed from server to user-based licensing,“ explains Joachim Frenzel, Product Manager at estos. „This makes our directory service more affordable for smaller companies and therefore more attractive to use.“ With the new 64-bit architecture and the additional support of IPv6, the estos directory service is sustainable in the long term. In conjunction with a Unified Communications & CTI software suite such as ProCall Enterprise, the deployment forms the foundation for business process integration.

MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise from estos is now available directly from estos and sales partners such as ITK distributors, qualified retailers and trained system integrators. Further information can be found at https://www.estos.com/products/metadirectory .

estos – enables easy communication
estos GmbH is an independent manufacturer of innovative components for Unified Communications. Since 1997, estos has been developing professional standard software for small and medium-sized companies, thereby improving their business processes in communication-intensive areas. As a technology leader, the expertise of estos lies in the area of computer telephony integration (CTI), Unified Messaging Software (UMS), SIP, XMPP, LDAP and WebRTC-based applications that enable uncomplicated audio/video communication. Products from estos are trend-setting, original and innovative, due to constant investments in research and development. The core markets of the company are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy. estos GmbH has its headquarters in Starnberg, close to Munich, as well as estos Knowledge Center Messaging in Olching, a development office in Leonberg, an office in Berlin as well as branches in Udine, Italy and Doetinchem, the Netherlands.

Contact
estos GmbH
Susanna Heine
Petersbrunner Str. 3a
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +49 8151 36856-122
E-Mail: susanna.heine@estos.de
Url: http://www.estos.com

Politics Law Society

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in enforcing claims following trademark violations

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in enforcing claims following trademark violations

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in enforcing claims following trademark violations

If a registered trademark is infringed, it is possible to take action against this. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte is experienced in enforcing and fending off claims arising from trademark violations.

Trademarks create greater brand recognition among consumers and in doing so foster customer loyalty. It is therefore crucial for businesses to have their trademarks protected to prevent competitors from profiting from their success.

As a commercial law firm with a great deal of experience in the field of trademark law, we at GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that a symbol or mark is in principle capable of being registered as a trademark if it is sufficiently distinctive vis-à-vis goods and services provided by other companies. Nonetheless, even if a trademark is registered and protected, there is always the possibility of trademark violations occurring. These kinds of infringements ought to be consistently pursued in order to protect one“s business and legal action taken in the form of, for instance, formal warnings, cease-and-desist declarations or claims for damages.

That being said, it is important to check beforehand whether a trademark violation has in fact occurred. If, for example, a formal warning is wrongfully issued, this is considered negligent in the absence of a prior investigation and entails culpability. This can, in turn, result in the company that was wrongfully issued with a formal warning being able to assert damages claims.

Avoiding this kind of scenario is absolutely essential. That is why one should first of all establish the field in relation to which a trademark has been registered. Examples of marks capable of being registered include word marks, figurative marks, colour marks, audio marks, 3D marks, or a combination of the above. Additionally, it is also necessary to assess the territorial area with respect to which the trademark has been afforded protection. This is especially important at a time when globalization continues to advance. A trademark is initially protected in the country in which it was registered. However, it is possible to expand this protection, e.g. to other European Union member states and beyond. Particularly in light of the United Kingdom“s upcoming exit from the European Union, it may be a good idea to have another closer look at trademark protection. It is, of course, also necessary to ensure that one“s own trademarks do not infringe any existing trademark rights.

Lawyers who are experienced in the field of intellectual property law can advise on all matters pertaining to trademark law as well as assume responsibility for enforcing or fending off claims arising from trademark violations.

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