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The High Court has held that in certain circumstances the European Insolvency Regulations 1346/2000/EC may effectively extend the jurisdictional reach of the English courts.
A recent decision may result in a potentially more expansive basis for establishing jurisdiction over defendants in Europe.
On 21 March 2014, the European Commission adopted a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and accompanying guidelines.
On 2 April 2014, the European Parliament voted in favour of the implementation of a new Clinical Trials Regulation.
Italy’s highest administrative court has ruled that Pfizer’s use of patents and SPCs relating to Xalatan/latanoprost in Italy constituted an abuse of its dominant position.
It is fascinating to see competition law used as a tool to encourage innovation in the traditional collecting society business model.
Dare to share? Proposed new directive should help protect your confidential information when doing business in Europe
The European Commission’s new directive should help businesses to stop others from obtaining, disclosing or using their trade secrets in the EU without their permission.
The Preparatory Committee has accepted that its ambitious timetable for delivering the Unitary Patent Court and unitary patent system by ‘early 2015’ could not be met.
The central subject of AG Wahl’s opinion is whether the tariff arrangements of Cartes Bancaires in relation to credit cards is an agreement that restricts competition by ‘object’.
Paul Michel, a former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has questioned the illegality of seeking an injunction.
The European Commission’s first decisions on ‘pay-for-delay’ arrangements attempt a tricky balancing of competing legal and policy objectives.
Five interesting things you might not have spotted about Case C-351/12, OSA (aka the ‘Czech Spa’ case)
A Czech spa provided guests with music, but without having entered into a licence with the Czech collecting society, OSA.
In TruePosition Inc v LM Ericsson et al, it is claimed that member companies of 3GPP and the SSO colluded to exclude TruePosition’s technology from the 4G standard.
The 16th draft rules are now available, taking into account the numerous comments on the 15th draft. Here are the main points to note.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered judgment in a seminal case on how hyperlinking and framing should be treated under copyright law in the EU.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given useful clarity for rights holders in the fight against counterfeit goods coming into the EU.
The harmonisation of member states’ damages laws relating to EU competition law have long been on the European Commission’s agenda.
Bristows has released the December 2013 issue of Automotive Focus, which consists of legal articles commenting on issues of general interest to automotive clients.
The application of ETS to commercial aviation activities has been beset with controversy from the outset and had threatened to bring about all-out international trade war.
It is now a year since agreement was reached to finalise the unitary patent and pan-European patents court — the Unified Patent Court or UPC.