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.
Transparency law update – 10 May 2016
The Luxembourg transparency law was recently amended: its scope has been widened, new requirements have been added and existing rules have been revised. The following changes merit particular attention: Securities issuers will now fall under the scope.
Mitigated sentences in the LuxLeaks trial: suspended prison sentences after a guilty verdict
On 29 June 2016, the 12th chamber of the Criminal Court of Luxembourg found two former employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, guilty of breaching secrecy laws by stealing 30,000 confidential tax files relating to some.
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.
“The European Antitrust Review” - Towards the Directive on Private Enforcement of EC Competition Law: Is the Time Ripe?
23/09/2009 Several years ago, the European Commission launched an initiative to improve private enforcement of EU Competition Law. The initial aim was very ambitious as it intended a complete modernisation of...