Trademark and Copyright

EUGC

EUGC RAISES THE BAR FOR ACQUIRED DISTINCTIVENESS

By: Désirée Fields (London, UK) and Melissa Brown (Birmingham, UK) In a decision of significant impact on brand owners, the European Union General Court (EUGC), has held that acquired distinctiveness for European Union trade marks (EUTMs) must be proven throughout all EU Member States rather than in relation to a substantial ...

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Internet

NEW EU EPRIVACY RULES IN THE MAKING

Internet services, IoT, cookies and more will be significantly impacted. Those who think that the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a lot to contend with are now facing the prospect of a new Regulation replacing the 2002 ePrivacy Directive. A version of the draft Regulation leaked earlier this week indicates ...

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U.S. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROPOSE SWEEPING NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS

CHINA: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DATA AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES UNDER PRC CYBERSECURITY LAW

FRANCE ADOPTS LAW FOR A DIGITAL REPUBLIC: KEY DATA PROVISIONS ARE A JUMP-START ON THE GDPR

Fashion

THE HONG KONG RETAIL REAL ESTATE MARKET: CURRENT STATE AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

By: Ming Lok Lam* and Susheela Rivers* (Hong Kong) In Hong Kong, reports have shown that the retail market is beginning to revive in the second half of 2016. This is unsurprising given the undeniable fact that Hong Kong is unique in real estate given that space is scarce and demand rarely ...

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IN-STORE ANALYTICS – TRACKING CUSTOMERS IN PHYSICAL RETAIL SPACE

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR INQUIRY FOCUS ON E-COMMERCE OF CONSUMER GOODS

US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

Advertising

THE DIFFICULT BALANCE BETWEEN COMPARATIVE ADVERTISING AND TRADEMARK PROTECTION

By Farid Bouguettaya and Karine Disdier-Mikus (Paris) Have you ever compared products or services when contemplating a purchase? Companies, whenever they can, also strive to mark themselves out from their competitors to gain a competitive advantage and new clients.  In an internal market where competition is highly encouraged by the European ...

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