Crossing Borders - 10th edition

The Rise Of The Courts

Advertising and Marketing

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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The CMA steps up competition law enforcement in the online market place

This article was written by Andrew Morrison (associate)Ultra FinishingsOn 10 May 2016 the UK Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) fined Ultra Finishing Limited (Ultra) £786,668 for infringement...

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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Commission announces first raft of legislation under Digital Single Market Strategy

The Commission introduces legislation harmonising copyright law, contracts for digital content and e-commerce in the internal market.

AGCM: 7 new investigations into extra-virgin olive oil

The AGCM has opened 7 investigations into whether the use of the phrase “extra-virgin olive oil" by Italian oil producers is misleading.

19 November 2015
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CNMC fines Atresmedia €2.8 million for breaching conditions of a 2012 merger

The CNMC has fined TV group Atresmedia €2.8 million for breaching merger conditions that prohibited bundling advertising packages.

19 November 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.

Spanish Competition Authority fines Mediaset €3 million for breaching conditions of a 2010 merger

Spanish Competition Authority imposes a third fine on Mediaset, parent company of Spanish TV channels, for failing to comply with commitments.

25 September 2015
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EU trade mark reform on the horizon

An edited version of this article appeared in Intellectual Property Magazine's June 2015 issue. Shortly after publication, the agreed texts of the re-cast Trade Marks Directive and new...

23 June 2015
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CMA warns estate and lettings agents not to break competition law

The Competition and Markets Authority has warned UK estate agents not to restrict the advertising of fees or discounts.

05 June 2015
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