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adidas 3-stripe trademark invalid: EU Court

adidas 3-stripe trademark invalid: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 June 2019, 23:57 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Trade Mark

The adidas EU trade mark, which consists of three parallel stripes applied in any direction, is invalid, the EU's top Court ruled Wednesday, as the firm failed to prove the mark's distinctive character.

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Safeguards for children in criminal proceedings apply across the EU

Safeguards for children in criminal proceedings apply across the EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 June 2019, 00:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1

New rules and guarantees in criminal proceedings apply across the EU from Tuesday, when a directive on special safeguards for children starts to apply.

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Fisheries Lawyer, ClientEarth

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 June 2019, 00:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Fisheries

ClientEarth is seeking an enthusiastic lawyer to work with its Fisheries team on European fisheries management and control.

June 2019 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 June 2019, 18:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its June 2019 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.

EU-Canada trade deal passes top EU Court legal test

EU-Canada trade deal passes top EU Court legal test

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 April 2019, 20:55 CET |
Filed under: Canada, EU Law, Headline1, Trade

The mechanism for the resolution of disputes between investors and States provided for by the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is compatible with EU law, the EU's top Court ruled Tuesday.

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EU Justice Scoreboard 2019

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 April 2019, 20:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission published on 26 April the 2019 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives a comparative overview of the independence, quality and efficiency of justice systems in EU Member States. This year's is the seventh edition of the Justice Scoreboard.

Investors looking to Ireland for EU Citizenship

Posted by DavidsonMorris Solicitors at 18 April 2019, 15:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Finance, Ireland

Global investors who, prior to Brexit, may have focused their attention on the UK as a gateway to Europe, are now turning to Ireland for European residency.

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Non-EU gas pipelines set to come under EU law

Non-EU gas pipelines set to come under EU law

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 April 2019, 00:55 CET |

Pipelines entering the EU from non-EU countries will come under EU law, including competition rules, following the EU Parliament's approval Wednesday of new gas market rules providing legal clarity for operators.

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EU opens infringement procedure against Poland over judicial independence

EU opens infringement procedure against Poland over judicial independence

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 April 2019, 18:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

The European Commission launched an infringement procedure against Poland Wednesday, citing the aim of protecting Polish judges from political control. The Polish government has 2 months to reply.

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Retailers commend European Commission for swift action against discriminatory Slovak tax

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 April 2019, 17:50 CET |

Commenting today on the European Commission announcement of an in-depth investigation into to the Slovak Retail Tax Law and an injunction suspending the application of the law, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

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German energy law did not involve state aid: EU Court

German energy law did not involve state aid: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 March 2019, 00:16 CET |

A German law that gave support to businesses producing electricity from renewable energy sources did not involve state aid, the EU Court said Thursday in a ruling annulling the Commission decision.

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Brussels seeks common approach to 5G security threats

Brussels seeks common approach to 5G security threats

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 March 2019, 23:05 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Internet, Crime

The EU Commission recommended a common EU approach to 5G security Tuesday, setting out measures to ensure 5G infrastructures are resilient and secure from technical or legal 'backdoors'.

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EU approach to security of 5G networks

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 March 2019, 16:51 CET |
Filed under: Internet, Crime

The European Commission recommended on 26 March a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU.

Brussels launches 'eLeniency' tool to help break cartels

Brussels launches 'eLeniency' tool to help break cartels

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 March 2019, 23:24 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, Competition, Crime

A new online 'eLeniency' tool, launched by the EU on Tuesday, is aimed at making it it easier for companies and lawyers to submit documents as part of leniency and settlement proceedings in cartel cases.

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MEPs call for tougher cyber-security to counter Chinese 5G threat

MEPs call for tougher cyber-security to counter Chinese 5G threat

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 March 2019, 18:30 CET |
Filed under: Headline, Internet, Crime

The EU Parliament called Tuesday for action at EU level on the security threats linked to China’s growing technological presence in the EU, as it adopted a new Cybersecurity certification scheme for products, processes and services.

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First EU whistleblower law 'to protect interests of citizens'

First EU whistleblower law 'to protect interests of citizens'

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 March 2019, 17:30 CET |
Filed under: EU, EU Law, Headline2

EU negotiators reached an agreement Tuesday on rules to protect whistleblowers, with a new system to protect and encourage reporting of breaches of EU law in a range of areas including tax fraud and public procurement.

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Food agency must reveal glyphosate studies: EU Court

Food agency must reveal glyphosate studies: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 March 2019, 15:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Food & Drink, Headline2

The EU's top Court annulled Thursday decisions by the EU food agency EFSA to refuse access to studies on the toxicity and carcinogenicity of the pesticide glyphosate, which the World Health Organisation has linked to cancer.

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March 2019 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 March 2019, 13:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission

In its March 2019 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.

Euro tax police needed to tackle financial crime: MEPs

Euro tax police needed to tackle financial crime: MEPs

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 February 2019, 23:15 CET |

A special tax committee set up by the EU Parliament in the wake of the Luxleaks, Panama Papers and Paradise papers scandals adopted Wednesday a roadmap to fairer, more effective taxation and to tackling financial crimes.

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Amazon not obliged to provide phone no for consumers: EU Court Opinion

Amazon not obliged to provide phone no for consumers: EU Court Opinion

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 February 2019, 12:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Consumer, Internet

Amazon and other e-commerce platforms are not obliged to make a telephone number available for consumers on their web pages, the EU top Court's Advocate General stated in an Opinion on Thursday.

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