Author: Janet I. Cord | Practices: | Tags: , , , , , , ,

January 2018 Commission Guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation

On January 24, 2018 the European Commission issued a communication (Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council (COM (2018) 43 final (EN))) describing the status of the completed and ongoing work in preparation for...

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The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An Introduction

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016/679) will take effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation provides general guidance on what is needed for compliance, however many policies and procedures are still being written....

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COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR MASS-PRODUCED ARTICLES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Prior to a recent change in the law, copyright protection in an artistic work expired after 25 years if articles embodying the work had been applied industrially (defined as making more than fifty articles).  This kept the period of protection for...

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CASE 168/09 FLOS SPA v SEMERARO CASA E FAMIGLIA SPA

The District Court of Milan referred questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary opinion on the interrelation of the EU’s Council Directive 93/98 on the duration of copyright protection and Directive 98/71 relating to...

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European “INTERMEDIARIES” MAY BE FORCED TO TAKE ACTIVE MEASURES AGAINST TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT COMMITTED BY THIRD PARTIES

Recent cases in the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales have addressed the question of whether those who provide facilities to persons who infringe the trademark rights of others may themselves be...

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TRADE SECRETS: CHANGES IN THE LAW ON PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPEAN UNION

Concerns about trade secret theft have been increasing in both the United States and Europe in recent years. Traditionally, American law disfavored trade secret protection vis à vis patenting on the basis that publication of inventions was good for...

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