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European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.
European Commission finds widespread geo-blocking practices in the EU e-commerce sector. We discuss the story so far and what businesses can expect.
We consider EU legislative developments resulting from the Digital Single Market Strategy, and possible implications for businesses.
Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee issues rules on court fees and recovery of costs
Unified Patent Court Committee issues report on progress
The President of the FCO calls for amendments to Germany’s competition rules to tackle monopolies in online markets.
French Competition Authority fines Orange €350 million for abuse of its dominant position in the electronic communications services sector.
On 11 December 2015, the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council held a policy debate in relation to the review of the EU telecoms rules.
A European Commission economist has stated that the Commission is not in a position to decide what constitutes a “fair” price for a patent license.
The Commission introduces legislation harmonising copyright law, contracts for digital content and e-commerce in the internal market.
Paris Court of Appeal rules Google did not engage in predatory pricing by offering its mapping service for free and dismisses a damages claim.
AGCM has conditionally authorised the acquisition of Seat by Libero in the directory enquiries market, after Libero offered a suitable remedy package.