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EU Commission consults on European IP enforcement regime

The Commission has launched a consultation on the intellectual property enforcement regime and whether it remains ‘fit for purpose’.

04 January 2016

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

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

An end to 'figurative figleaves'?

OHIM and National Offices issue common practice on figurative marks.

07 October 2015

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

IP Informed: The EU trade mark reform package

This edition of IP Informed reviews the key changes in the EU trade mark reform package.

03 September 2015

All change for EU trade marks? Highlights of the reform package

Changes to EU trade mark practice are likely to be implemented from 2016 onwards as part of a package of reform.

01 September 2015

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

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

IP Informed: Clearing brands in The UK

This edition of IP Informed reviews recent cases that provide guidance on clearing brands in the UK.

29 May 2015

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