Tolino Alliance’s Reorganization


Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek supports booksellers on reorganizing the tolino alliance

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised booksellers Hugendubel, Thalia, and Weltbild on reorganizing the tolino alliance. The reorganization was necessary to realize growth opportunities in the ebook market and further efficiency improvements. In this connection, Deutsche Telekom AG sold the technology platform for tolino to the new technology partner, Japanese-Canadian company Rakuten Kobo.

The founding booksellers of the tolino alliance, Hugendubel, Thalia, and Weltbild negotiated a cooperation agreement with the new technical service provider Rakuten Kobo to ensures the tolino platform’s independence on a long-term basis. At the same time, measures were defined to improve user-friendliness of various tolino products for customers.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s team advised comprehensively on IT contract, trademark, antitrust, and corporate law aspects and supported the bookstores in their negotiations with Rakuten Kobo.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has advised Hugendubel, Thalia, and Weltbild with Philip Kempermann (Picture) (IP&IT), Florian Brombach, Miriam Schäfer (both Corporate), Tim Remmel (Corporate), Lutz Martin Keppeler, Michael Kuska, LL.M., Markus Klinger (all IT), Astrid Luedtke (IP), Rainer Velte, Beatrice Stange, Michael Vetter (all Antitrust).

Involved fees earner: Florian Brombach – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Miriam Schäfer – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Tim Remmel – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Philip Kempermann – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Lutz Martin Keppeler – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Michael Kuska – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Markus Klinger – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Astrid Luedtke – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Rainer Velte – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Beatrice Stange – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Michael Vetter – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Clients: Weltbild GmbH & Co. KG ; Thalia Holding GmbH; H. Hugendubel GmbH & Co. KG;

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