IP - Brexit Qs and As
I. What are the immediate effects of the Brexit referendum on my intellectual property rights? The UK is at the moment still a member of the EU and has not yet officially filed to leave it. This means that all EU regulations are still effective.
CMS launches e-guide on energy storage
Energy storage offers a range of opportunities for standalone developers, generators, network operators and consumers (ranging from large energy users through to domestic consumers) and other electricity sector participants and is an increasing focus due to.
EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive: Impact on Investment Funds
EU Member States recently reached an agreement on the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive 2016/0011 (the “Directive”). The Directive is aimed at tax planning practices currently widely used by multinational companies and builds on the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit.
EU Commission releases draft Privacy Code of Conduct for mHealth apps
The European Commission has drafted a code of conduct on privacy for mobile health (mHealth) apps (the “Code”). The Code has been submitted to the Article 29 Data Protection Working Group for approval.
Who may advertise with #Rio2016?
The US-American Olympic Committee recently warned athletes’ private sponsors against using hashtags such, as #Rio2016 #TeamUSA #Olympic #Olympian and #GoForTheGold on social media. The German Olympic Sports Association has since confirmed that they reserve.
“Law of the train drivers” Berlin disempowers the permanently picketing drivers
23/05/2015 Why are belligerent mini trade unions not an issue in Austria?
“Acting in Concert” under Austrian Takeover Law: Avoiding the Pitfalls
14/05/2012 The Austrian Takeover Commission has developed a growing and, at times, confusing body of case law on “acting in concert” in which it aggregated the shareholdings of significant shareholders and...
“Right to Humanity”: CMS Vienna Takes Action to Support Refugees
30/10/2015 In the current refugee situation, it is the various initiatives that have been launched not only by the state but also by private individuals and companies that swiftly and unbureaucratically...
"Safe Harbour" declared invalid by the European Court of Justice - File transfer to the USA an issue!
2015-05 The European Court of Justice declared their verdict on 6/10/2015 in the case of Schrems against Facebook. The personal data of European internet users is not, in the European Court of Justice’s...