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Across the EUniverse: the Patent Box; Horizon 2020 programme; incentives forinnovations in IP; and more
Across the EUniverse is designed to show why the EU is important: each month it follows and monitors different issues that are likely to have an impact on our daily business lives.
Tax exemptions for patents and IP income.
Reducing the tax burden does not necessarily constitute state aid.
For Europeans the idea that special Italian and French foodstuffs, wines and spirits should be protected goes without saying. Americans think differently.
Can a debtor subject to a concordato preventivo pre-filing regime be authorised to sell some of its assets?
The ECJ has held a secondary insolvency proceeding in the member state where the debtor has its registered office may be opened at the request of creditors entitled under the law of that state.
When EU states can give wider copyright protection.
Italian hotel chain told to repay profilts after losing dispute over the letter W...
Clarification on promotional offers, the ‘loyalisation’ of consumers and spam matters in Italy.
Across the EUniverse, issue 1: e-books VAT battle; freedom of personal data; shareholders’ rights revisited; and more
Legal implications of the latest moves in Brussels.
Longer term benefits alone (such as increased R&D investment) should not be included in the balancing exercise.
Geographical Indications have caused EU/US conflict for years but can agreement be found in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? This paper suggests the solution must be rooted in IP law.
If documents contain sensitive data access is allowed only if strictly necessary, and in some cases to disclose information on health status or sex life.
Users’ personal data can be kept for a maximum of six months and cannot be used for other purposes, such as marketing.
Council of Europe recommends that employers should avoid interference with employees’ right to privacy, this being applicable to information technology devices.
Too many violations “relating to the processing of personal data”.
Some useful FAQs regarding the controls and the sanctions provided for by the Italian personal data protection code.
A decision of the Italian Data Protection Authority (the ‘Garante”) recently rejected the complaint filed before it by a person who challenged Google’s decision not to de-index an article.
Better payouts to all creditors.
Shipping and Transport Bulletin, April: are sanctions against Russia legal?; cancelling shipbuilding contracts; and more
The latest news and regulations affecting the shipping and transport industries.