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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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The CMA steps up competition law enforcement in the online market place

This article was written by Andrew Morrison (associate)Ultra FinishingsOn 10 May 2016 the UK Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) fined Ultra Finishing Limited (Ultra) £786,668 for infringement...

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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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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German Government proposes fixed book prices for e-books

Government submits legislative draft to German Parliament.

04 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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