On 1 February 2017, the German federal cabinet adopted a draft data protection bill. The planned implementation statute aims to supplement and further define the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into force in 2018. The Chronicle of Data Protection’s summary of the most relevant aspects of the draft bill can be found here. We turn now … Continue Reading
On September 10, 2014, the Spanish Supreme Court referred a question to the European Court of Justice related to the new copyright levy system. The debate has arisen in connection with the procedure for payment of copyright levies set out by the Royal Decree 1657/2012, which now regulates the payments by way of a charge to the general State budget. … Continue Reading
The European Commission published a press release announcing a reform of the European trade mark regime, amending both the European directive n°2008/95/EC to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks and the regulation n°207/2009 on the Community trade mark (I). One of the key issues dealt by these proposals relates to goods in transit (II).
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There have been new developments in France in the copyright levies saga. The French Conseil Constitutionnel (“Constitutional Court”) and the Private Copy Commission issued new decisions which – whilst providing useful clarification – are unlikely to bring to a close heated debates on this issue.
The issue of copyright levies in France is one that has given rise to considerable … Continue Reading