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Cannabis trademark ruled out of order

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 26 November 2009, 01:30 CET |

The registration of the trade mark 'CANNABIS' is not valid in respect of the branding of beverages, according to a European Court of Justice ruling.

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Passengers whose flights are delayed may be entitled to compensation

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 21 November 2009, 00:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, airlines

Air travellers in Europe faced with a delay of three hours or more are entitled to compensation, following a judgement by the European Court of Justice. The judgement clarifies the rights available to airline passengers who have undergone delay. It was ruled that a delay totalling three hours or more would entitle the passenger to compensation.

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EU Court upholds graphite cartel fines

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 17 November 2009, 14:55 CET |

The European Court of Justice has upheld fines, totaling EUR 101.4 million, imposed by the European Commission in 2003, on some of the region's top industrial groups for their role in a cartel that fixed the price of carbon based products.

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Commission seek cross-border cooperation on evidence in criminal matters

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 15 November 2009, 14:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Evidence

The existing rules on obtaining evidence from another Member State consist of a number of co-existing instruments based on different underlying principles and scopes. This makes the application of these rules burdensome and may cause confusion among practitioners, and lead to situations where they do not use the most appropriate instrument for the evidence sought. Ultimately, these factors may therefore hinder the course of justice, and effective cross-border cooperation.

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No preferential customs treatment for products from occupied territories: EC Court Opinion

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 November 2009, 12:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Israel, Finance

Products originating from the occupied territories are not entitled to preferential customs treatment under the EC-Israel Agreement, according to the Opinion of the European Court's Advocate General.

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EC Court rules on rights for dismissed pregnant workers

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 November 2009, 12:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Employment, ECJ, Social, SMEs

Dismissed pregnant workers must enjoy effective judicial protection of their under Community law, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

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