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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

Latest business news about EU law, legal issues and the European Court of Justice

Rubik's Cube trade mark invalid: EU Court judge

Rubik's Cube trade mark invalid: EU Court judge

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 May 2016, 18:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

The EU trade mark representing the shape of a Rubik’s Cube must be declared invalid, according to the Opinion of the European Court of Justice' Advocate-General on Wednesday.

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Lawyer in Institutional Law and Litigation, European Patent Office

Posted by EPO at 19 May 2016, 18:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Germany

The European Patent Office in Munich is seeking a Lawyer in Institutional Law and Litigation.

Euro-MPs approve new powers for Europol

Euro-MPs approve new powers for Europol

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 May 2016, 21:20 CET |

New governance rules approved by Euro-MPs on Wednesday will enable the EU police agency Europol to step up efforts to fight terrorism, cybercrime and other criminal offences, as well as respond faster to threats.

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German 2012 energy law involved state aid: EU Court

German 2012 energy law involved state aid: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 May 2016, 16:44 CET |

The European Court of Justice's General Court confirmed Tuesday that a 2012 German law on renewable energy involved State aid, dismissing Germany's action against the Commission.

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Lawyer (Course Director) in EU Financial Services & Banking Law with additional interest or expertise in European Company Law, Academy of European Law

Posted by Stephanie Hoffmann at 04 May 2016, 16:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Germany, Finance

The Academy of European Law is looking to recruit a Lawyer (Course Director) in EU Financial Services & Banking Law with additional interest or expertise in European Company Law.

Associate Lawyer EU Law/Environmental Health & Safety Risk Regulation Practice (Food, Chemicals etc), VVGB Advocaten / Avocats

Posted by WGB at 28 April 2016, 22:15 CET |

VVGB Advocaten / Avocats is looking for an Associate (3 years experience) to support the firm’s international EU Law & Litigation and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Risk Regulation Practice.

April infringements' package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 April 2016, 12:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas (see Annex I and II), aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission (including, 2 letters of formal notice, 35 reasoned opinions and 6 referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union) are presented below and grouped by policy area.

EU trade mark applications continue upward rise

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 April 2016, 16:05 CET |

Applications for European Union trade marks continued their upward rise in 2015, with Germany leading the way from the Member States, and Paris from the regions. Almost 90,000 EU trade mark applications were received from the Member States in 2015.

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Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 April 2016, 12:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

The independence of the judicial systems of EU Member States came under scrutiny on Monday with the EU's 2016 Justice Scoreboard showing persistently low levels of public trust in some countries.

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France tries to take EUR 50m bite out of Apple: report

France tries to take EUR 50m bite out of Apple: report

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 April 2016, 19:00 CET |
Filed under: court, Apple, telecom, France, Headline3

French authorities are seeking nearly 50 million euros from Apple for unfair trade practices against mobile operators, BFMTV reported on Tuesday.

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Poland must respect top court rulings, says Timmermans

Poland must respect top court rulings, says Timmermans

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 April 2016, 17:40 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, politics, Poland, law

The European Commission on Tuesday urged Poland's right-wing government to respect constitutional court rulings as the first step in defusing a crisis that has triggered an unprecedented probe by Brussels.

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Turkish reporters back in court for press freedom case

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 April 2016, 09:52 CET |
Filed under: Turkey, politics, media, trial

The controversial trial of two well-known Turkish journalists enters its second day Friday in a case seen as a test of press freedom under the increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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EU defends diplomats' appearance at journalists case

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 March 2016, 10:37 CET |
Filed under: Turkey, politics, media, trial

The European Union backs the European diplomats who attended a controversial trial of two Turkish journalists charged with espionage after their appearance was bitterly attacked by Ankara, an official said Wednesday.

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Turkey detains 20 in nationwide anti-migrant smuggling operation

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 March 2016, 16:32 CET |
Filed under: Europe, migrants, Turkey, crime

Turkish police on Tuesday detained at least 20 people in a nationwide operation aimed at cracking down on the trafficking of migrants seeking to reach the European Union, reports said.

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France rejects Turkey criticism over diplomats at journalist trial

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 March 2016, 15:12 CET |
Filed under: France, Turkey, media, politics, trial

France hit back Tuesday at criticism from Turkey, saying its diplomats had the right to observe a trial in Istanbul of opposition journalists charged with espionage.

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Turkey protests over foreign consuls at journalists' trial

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 March 2016, 16:35 CET |
Filed under: Turkey, media, trial, Headline1, politics

Turkey has protested over the presence and behaviour of consuls from EU states at the controversial espionage trial of two journalists, an official said Monday, in an escalating spat between Ankara and its Western allies.

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Turkey's Erdogan blasts foreign envoys at journalists' trial

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 March 2016, 11:47 CET |
Filed under: Turkey, politics, media, trial

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday chastised foreign diplomats for attending a trial in Istanbul of two journalists facing possible life terms on controversial espionage charges.

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Polish EUR 200m Ponzi scheme trial opens

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 March 2016, 12:00 CET |
Filed under: justice, politics, Poland, economy

A Polish couple went on trial Monday for allegedly conning 19,000 clients out of a total 200 million euros ($225 million) through their investment firm Amber Gold, according to local media.

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