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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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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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Supreme Court rejects appeal in Trunki design case

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the manufacturer of the children's Trunki suitcase in a design infringement case against a lookalike product.

09 March 2016
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Claimants ask CAT to check out Tesco’s restrictive covenant via fast-track procedure

Owners of land burdened by restrictive covenant prohibiting the sale of grocery items ask CAT to award damages and declare the covenant unenforceable.

26 February 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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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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Kit Kat shape: not registrable as a UK trade mark

The High Court has rejected a trade mark application for the shape of a KIT KIT on the grounds that it lacks acquired distinctiveness.

21 January 2016
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New EU-wide trade secret regime imminent

A provisional agreement has been reached on a proposed Trade Secrets Directive, which intends to harmonise protection of trade secrets across the EU.

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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