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The ICO delivers its penalty decision to British Airways: a reprieve, but by no means a let-off…

Which way to the Court of Appeal? Streetmap to appeal High Court decision in Google dominance case

Streetmap intends to appeal the High Court’s decision that Google’s exclusive use of thumbnails to its own maps content is not an abuse of dominance.

18 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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The new EU Trade Mark - Updated Guidance from OHIM

Getting ready for the new EU Trade Mark regime in force from 23 March 2016: actions that brand owners should be considering now.

17 February 2016
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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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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.

European Commission announces plans on content portability and wider copyright reform

The European Commission announces proposals relating to the modernisation of EU copyright rules

09 December 2015
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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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