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We are pleased to announce that Thomas Zutic has been named chair of our Trademark, Copyright & Media practice in Washington, DC.  Congratulations, Tom!

Please see DLA Piper’s press release below:

Zutic’s intellectual property practice
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By Holly Pearlman, Sam Churney, Katherine Mullally

The Court of Appeal recently ruled on the ownership of the copyright in the music and lyrics (the “Copyright“)

Continue Reading UK: “No rights, no cry!” – Court of Appeal rules on copyright in certain Bob Marley songs

Reposted from Law A La Mode 

By: Sara Balice 

Italy implemented the Consumer Rights Directive by adopting the Legislative Decree no. 21 of February 21, 2014 effective from June 13, 2014 which amended the Italian Consumer Code.

The new rules apply to any contract concluded between a trader and a consumer, with the exceptions indicated in the Consumer Rights Directive. As allowed under Article 3.4 of the Directive, Italy decided that the new rules do not apply to off-premises contracts for which the payment to be made by the consumer does not exceed €50.

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By: Julie De Bruyn 

Belgium has implemented the Consumer Rights Directive by means of the Act of December 21, 2013 introducing Book VI of the Economic Law Code on Marked Practices and Consumer Protection, as published on December 30, 2013. The previous Act of April 6, 2010 on Market Practices and Consumer Protection was formally repealed with the exception of articles 110 to 118; in practice however, the majority of the provisions of the Act were codified in the new Book VI and substantial modifications were made to align these provisions with the Directive. 

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By: Gregory Tulquois and Farid Bouguettaya

The Consumer Rights Directive was implemented in France by the so called Loi Hamon of March 17, 2014.  

The Loi Hamon strengthens the information obligations on traders which cover in particular the main characteristics of the goods/services, identification of the trader, accepted means of payment, information on the payment obligation, delivery restrictions and right of withdrawal,among other things.

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