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25 May 20
Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity provides new guid­ance on cook­ies
The Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (“BDPA”) has high­lighted pri­vacy in the di­git­al en­vir­on­ment (in­clud­ing cook­ies) as one of its top pri­or­it­ies in the next five years. This is il­lus­trated by the...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Autonom­ous Vehicles
22 May 20
For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject...
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ger­many has widened the scope of its in­vest­ment con­trol to in­clude nu­mer­ous life sci­ence com­pan­ies. The amend­ments to the For­eign Trade and Pay­ments Or­din­ance ("AWV")...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Re­cog­ni­tion and En­force­ment of...
19 May 20
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion’s over­view of State rules and pub­lic...
On 14 May 2020, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a work­ing pa­per on the in­ter­pret­a­tion of State aid and pub­lic ser­vice ob­lig­a­tions in the avi­ation sec­tor in the con­text of the COV­ID-19 crisis This...
15/05/2020
The EU Court of Justice cla­ri­fies trans­par­ency of flight...
19 May 20
Not Pat­entable – The end of the line for plants and an­im­als pro­duced...
The highest ju­di­cial au­thor­ity at the EPO is­sued their opin­ion late last week in the con­tro­ver­sial G3/19 (Pep­per) case. Con­trary to pre­vi­ous de­cisions in G2/12 and G2/13 (To­mato/Broc­coli), the En­larged...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Cor­por­ate Crime & Reg­u­lat­ory...
19 May 20
High Court rul­ing con­firms SkyKick in­fringed Sky’s trade marks
On 29 April 2020, Lord Justice Arnold handed down his judg­ment in the High Court in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ings in Sky Plc v Skykick UK Ltd [2020] EWHC 990 (Ch).  The de­cision ap­plies the CJEU’s guid­ance...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Re­new­able En­ergy
18 May 20
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on CBD food busi­nesses
The coronavir­us (“COV­ID-19”) pan­dem­ic has driv­en on­line con­sumer shop­ping in the well­being sec­tor in a bid to find products that will pro­tect against, and help man­age the symp­toms of, COV­ID-19. Food...