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European Commission’s draft Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to clear the way

The European Commission’s proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to address some of the key e-commerce concerns the Commission had previously identified.

21 June 2016
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No ‘online platform’ EU regulation (for now), but general e-commerce rules will apply

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016
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European Commission findings on geo-blocking in EU e-commerce sector – implications for businesses

European Commission finds widespread geo-blocking practices in the EU e-commerce sector. We discuss the story so far and what businesses can expect.

21 April 2016
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The Digital Single Market Strategy – what comes next?

We consider EU legislative developments resulting from the Digital Single Market Strategy, and possible implications for businesses.

21 April 2016
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The new EU Trade Mark - Updated Guidance from OHIM

Getting ready for the new EU Trade Mark regime in force from 23 March 2016: actions that brand owners should be considering now.

17 February 2016
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EU Regulation on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes effective as of 9 January 2016

Remember to implement link to ODR platform – EU Regulation on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes effective as of 9 January 2016.

08 January 2016
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French Competition Authority closes Adidas competition probe concerning online sales policy

FCA closes its investigation into Adidas, over alleged restrictive online sales provisions, after the German producer changed its distribution policy.

19 November 2015
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ASICS to appeal German FCO’s prohibition decision

ASICS appeals the FCO's decision that its distribution policy constituted a de-facto prohibition of internet sales.

18 November 2015
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CMA to conduct detailed investigation into alleged anti-competitive behaviour in UK modelling sector

Artificially high prices in the world of high fashion? CMA investigates possible cartel conduct by UK modelling agencies.

03 November 2015
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Lacoste’s iconic crocodile prevails against caiman sign in the General Court

The EU General Court upholds Lacoste's opposition to caiman logo.

07 October 2015
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An end to 'figurative figleaves'?

OHIM and National Offices issue common practice on figurative marks.

07 October 2015
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European Director-General for Competition on the digital sector and the drive for an EU-wide Digital Single Market

Director-General for Competition gives first speech on competition challenges facing the digital sector and the drive for an EU Digital Single Market.

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