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EU draft Geo-Blocking Regulation falls short

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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Online platforms - travel agencies fined for cartel conduct

Phillip Girardet, EU, Competition & Regulatory partner, discusses how online platforms offer no special protection for possible cartel conduct following a recent CJEU decision.

23 May 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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Pushing the boundaries: clips of cricket matches infringe copyright

The High Court finds that copyright in 8-second clips of cricket matches infringes copyright

31 March 2016
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Court grants further website blocking order against sites selling counterfeit products

High Court grants website blocking order but appeal in Cartier I is imminent

25 February 2016
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Glee: trade mark infringement based on wrong way round confusion

Court of Appeal confirms that ‘wrong way round confusion’ has a role to play in trade mark infringement in finding the popular TV show glee infringed marks owned...

17 February 2016
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OHIM issues clarification on CTM renewal fees

OHIM has issued clarification as to which renewal fees regime will apply on the renewal of Community Trade Marks

01 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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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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