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New rules will apply to most businesses selling to consumers in the EU, including to those selling online from outside the EU, from no later than 13 June 2014.
Last year — 2013 — was a considerably less eventful year for German gambling law than 2012, which saw significant reforms within the industry.
There have been some high-profile cases involving the use of CCTV in Germany in recent years.
CCTV cameras can be installed in the French workplace for safety reasons and to prevent and investigate crime, theft or misconduct.
Insolvency proceedings were opened in respect of the assets of a German resident; the liquidator then sought to set aside a transaction that had been entered into with a resident of Switzerland.
As of 1 October 2012, transfers of majority shares in a private limited liability company in Slovakia have become more complicated.
The Hungarian government has adopted a decree introducing an electronic auction system to be applied in the course of the public sale of the assets of companies in liquidation.
According to Taylor Wessing’s Amy Patterson, the key question that remains is whether the change in COMI is one of substance or mere illusion.
The Preparatory Committee for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has now published the 16th draft of the Rules of Procedure intended for the UPC.
Geographical licensing is the practice where the owner of the rights to a product grants to a licensee the right to develop the product in a specific country or territory only.
A business must either own or have a licence to what it uses; otherwise it could infringe someone else’s intellectual property rights.
International Law at Work — February 2014: looking forward... legislative initiatives of the new German government
This article sets out some of the employment-related enterprises of the Great Coalition as set out in the coalition treaty.
In this briefing, Taylor Wessing focuses on pensions in China, Germany and the UK.
Soft-toy manufacturer Margarete Steiff’s Community trademark applications for its ‘button in the ear’ have been found to be devoid of distinctive character and not registrable.
Investrónica filed an opposition to Olympus Imaging’s trademark application for the mark MICRO based on the prior Spanish registration for overlapping goods.
The GC confirmed the Board of Appeal’s decision and found that there was a likelihood of confusion between BIMBO DOUGHNUTS and DOGHNUTS.
In the case of Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd and Others v Asda Stores Ltd, the CJEU ruled on the relevance of colour to a mark.
In December 2013, Getty Images’ third appeal against OHIM’s decision not to register its PHOTOS.COM trademark was rejected.
Following the completion of recent negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, an interim deal relating to sanctions against Iran was reached on 24 November 2013.
This update sets out the most significant developments of the new public procurement directives.