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President of German Federal Cartel Office on the fight against monopolies in online markets

The President of the FCO calls for amendments to Germany’s competition rules to tackle monopolies in online markets.

11 February 2016
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General Court dismisses action against EU state aid guidelines for renewable energy

The General Court has dismissed an action by the European Renewable Energies Foundation against the EU state aid guidelines for renewable energy.

04 February 2016
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Finland ratifies the UPC

Finland has become the ninth Member State to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement.

No competition issues raised by companies’ use of big data, according to Competition Commissioner

Margrethe Vestager draws distinction between role of competition law and data protection regulation.

21 January 2016
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Employers can monitor private messages, ECHR rules

Employment partner Hilary O’Connor shares her insight with Personnel Today on the ECHR’s ruling that could give employers the right to read personal emails.

14 January 2016
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Red Tape | Cybersecurity – new technologies; new risks

Recent cases of hacking have put cyber-security concerns into the headlines and the minds of directors, their customers and, importantly, regulators.

14 January 2016
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EU Commission: no comment on “fair” prices for patent licences

A European Commission economist has stated that the Commission is not in a position to decide what constitutes a “fair” price for a patent license.

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.

Paris Court of Appeal dismisses a damages claim against Google based on alleged predatory pricing

Paris Court of Appeal rules Google did not engage in predatory pricing by offering its mapping service for free and dismisses a damages claim.

04 December 2015
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Premier League and BT to intervene in European Commission investigation into Hollywood film rights

Commission grants interested parties permission to comment on its investigation into Hollywood film rights distribution issues.

26 November 2015
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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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German FCO opens proceedings against Apple and Amazon audiobook units

FCO probes whether the distribution agreement between Audible, the audiobook unit of Amazon, and Apple infringes competition rules.

18 November 2015
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