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Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion

Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 April 2018, 20:53 CET |

The future of the three-dimensional shape of Nestle's ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ chocolate as an EU trade mark is in doubt following Thursday's opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice.

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Brussels wants fingerprints added to ID cards

Brussels wants fingerprints added to ID cards

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2018, 16:45 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, Migration, Crime

The EU Commission put forward a package of security measures Tuesday, including more secure ID cards, stricter rules on explosives and firearms, and better data sharing to help fight crime and terrorism.

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6 hours for tech firms to hand over key evidence under EU security proposal

6 hours for tech firms to hand over key evidence under EU security proposal

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2018, 00:01 CET |
Filed under: Headline, Internet, Crime

Police and judicial authorities would gain easier and faster access to e-evidence such as e-mails or documents under new EU proposals to help them investigate, prosecute and convict criminals and terrorists.

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Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court

Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 April 2018, 18:15 CET |
Filed under: Poland, EU Law-environment

Increasing logging operations in Poland's Białowieza Forest nature reserve infringed EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday in a final judgement.

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Uber France hit by new EU Court blow

Uber France hit by new EU Court blow

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 April 2018, 14:16 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, France

EU Member States can prohibit illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service without alerting the Commission in advance of draft criminal legislation, the EU Court ruled Tuesday.

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EU financial interests can limit double jeopardy principle

EU financial interests can limit double jeopardy principle

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 March 2018, 23:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Finance

The 'double jeopardy' principle may be limited to protect the financial interests of the EU and financial markets, but only in so far as necessary to meet their objectives, the EU court ruled Wednesday.

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Crocs shoes design loses EU patent: Court

Crocs shoes design loses EU patent: Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 March 2018, 23:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The General Court of the European Court of Justice confirmed Wednesday the cancellation of registration of Crocs' design, because it was made available to the public before its registration.

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March 2018 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 March 2018, 12:56 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its March 2018 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.

Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court

Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 March 2018, 13:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, airlines

An airline operating only the first leg of a connecting flight in one EU Member State can be sued in the courts of the state of final destination for compensation for delays, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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Firefighter's standby time is working time: EU Court

Firefighter's standby time is working time: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 February 2018, 18:55 CET |

Stand-by time of a firefighter on call at home, who is obliged to respond to calls from an employer within a short period, must be regarded as ‘working time’, the EU's top Court ruled on Thursday.

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Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law'

Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law'

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 February 2018, 22:05 CET |

It is unlawful to increase logging in Poland's Bialowieza Forest, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice confirmed in an opinion issued Tuesday. The Court's final judgement is due in March.

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Louboutin loses 'red sole' case in EU's top Court

Louboutin loses 'red sole' case in EU's top Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 February 2018, 14:30 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, EU Law - IP

A trade mark combining colour and shape may be refused or declared invalid on the grounds set out under EU trade mark law, the advocate-general of the EU's top Court declared Wednesday.

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EU Court upholds air freight forwarding cartel fines

EU Court upholds air freight forwarding cartel fines

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 February 2018, 00:41 CET |

The European Court of Justice upheld Thursday fines imposed by the Commission on a number of companies for their participation in cartels in the international air freight forwarding services sector.

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EU plans first 'Counterfeit and Piracy' watch list

EU plans first 'Counterfeit and Piracy' watch list

Posted by EUbusiness at 31 January 2018, 19:30 CET |

As part of EU plans for an intellectual property enforcement system, the European Commission launched Wednesday a public consultation to establish a first worldwide 'Counterfeit and Piracy' watch list.

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January 2018 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 January 2018, 19:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its January 2018 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.

Roche and Novartis lose Avastin case at EU Court

Roche and Novartis lose Avastin case at EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 January 2018, 23:13 CET |

An agreement between pharma giants Roche and Novartis to reduce use of Avastin in ophthalmology and increase use of Lucentis could constitute restriction of competition, the EU Court ruled Tuesday.

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EDF must repay EUR 1.37 bn state aid: EU Court

EDF must repay EUR 1.37 bn state aid: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 January 2018, 23:45 CET |

The EU Court of Justice upheld Tuesday a decision by the European Commission which ordered France to recover EUR 1.37 billion in the context of state aid granted to French energy giant EDF.

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EU begins action against Poland over independence of judiciary

EU begins action against Poland over independence of judiciary

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 December 2017, 20:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Poland

Despite repeated efforts to engage with Polish authorities over judicial independence, the European Commission concluded Wednesday that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.

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Rule of Law in Poland - background guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 December 2017, 17:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland

Despite repeated efforts, for almost two years, to engage the Polish authorities in a constructive dialogue in the context of the Rule of Law Framework, the Commission has today concluded that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.

Uber is a transport company, rules EU's top Court

Uber is a transport company, rules EU's top Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 December 2017, 13:55 CET |

Uber's taxi service to connect customers with non-professional drivers is covered by services in the field of transport, and is liable to national regulation, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.

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