Data Protection and Privacy

EU-US Privacy Shield: an end to uncertainty?

Intellectual Property

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.

European Commission publishes Work Programme for 2016

The European Commission’s 2016 Work Programme continues with the priorities outlined last year.

05 November 2015
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Data protection and data transfer from the EU to US: Safe Harbor agreements ruled invalid

Safe Harbor agreements and personal data transfers: King & Wood Mallesons report

15 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.

European Commissioner on the Convergence of Competition Policy and IP Law

The European Commissioner for Competition makes a speech promoting the convergence of competition policy and IP law for the benefit of the consumer.

18 September 2015
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Hackers cause recall of 1.4 million cars

On Friday 24 July 2015, Fiat Chrysler issued the recall of 1.4 million vehicles after cybersecurity researchers demonstrated they could hack into a Jeep Cherokee.

29 July 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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Financial loss not required for compensation claims under the Data Protection Act

The Court of Appeal ruled that the tracking of Internet behaviour through web browsers can constitute a breach of data protection legislation.

18 May 2015
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UPC fees consultation launched

The likely success of the proposed Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent regime depends to a very large extent on the costs involved in relation to: ...

CJEU rejects Spain’s challenge to Unitary Patent Regime

The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday dismissed Spain’s jurisdictional challenge to the Unitary Patent Regulation

Blackrock phrase blocked

Roberto Pescador’s article in ITMA Review on the decision in Blackrock Inc v OHIM re a slogan mark.

01 May 2015

Court finds simple Rubik solution

Nina O’Sullivan and Vikki Leitch’s article in ITMA Review on the decision in Simba Toys v OHIM (relating to the shape of Rubik's Cube).

01 May 2015

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