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Five Elements for Chinese Companies trading into the UK: Part (5)

EU antitrust investigation of Hollywood film studios’ geo-blocking arrangements with Sky - Update

On 23 July 2015 the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Paramount alleging that certain clauses in content licensing agreements.

27 July 2016
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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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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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CAT to hear BT appeal against Ofcom pay-television decision in July 2016

The CAT will hear BT's appeal against the decision made by Ofcom to remove a regulatory obligation imposed on Sky to offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 to...

26 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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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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Ofcom publishes a report on its review of the operation of the UK television production sector

Ofcom has reviewed the operation and regulation of the UK television production sector and concluded that the sector should be kept under review.

07 January 2016
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