Archive for the 'EC law' Category

Websites should notify EU users about privacy breaches, says justice commissioner – OUT-LAW.com

“Europe-wide laws which require telecommunications companies to notify users if their data is at risk should be extended, the European justice commissioner has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Stem cell treatments threatened by European patents ruling – The Guardian

“Work on revolutionary medical treatments for incurable diseases is in danger of being wiped out by a European court ruling on embryonic stem cells, according to leading scientists.”

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The Guardian, 27th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government publishes cookie law plans and says browser settings cannot give consent – OUT-LAW.com

“Browser settings alone cannot be used by web users to give consent to their behaviour being tracked under a new EU law, the UK Government has said. The Government said that it will implement the EU law by a 25 May deadline.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th April 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Sony Supply Chain Solutions (Europe) BV, formerly Sony Logistics Europe BV – WLR Daily

Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Sony Supply Chain Solutions (Europe) BV, formerly Sony Logistics Europe BV (Case C-153/10); [2011] WLR (D) 130

“A person who made customs declarations in his own name and on his own behalf could not rely on a binding tariff information of which he was not the holder, but which associated company on whose instructions he made those declarations. A person could, however, in proceedings relating to the imposition of customs duties, challenge the imposition of duties by submitting as evidence a binding tariff information issued in another member state.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Community trade mark court rulings should apply across the EU, ECJ rules – OUT-LAW.com

“Rulings by Community trade mark courts should in most cases apply across the EU and not just in the country in which they were made, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th April 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton – WLR Daily

Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton (Case C-424/09); [2011] WLR (D) 128

“The mechanisms for the recognition of higher education diplomas pursuant to article 3(b) of Council Directive 89/48/EEC, as amended, were applicable where the profession at issue was a regulated professional activity within the meaning of the second sub-paragraph of article 1(d) of the Directive in the member state of origin, irrespective of whether the person concerned was or was not a full member of the professional association or organisation concerned. In order for professional experience to be taken into account for the purposes of recognition under article 3(b) certain specific conditions had to be satisfied.”

WLR Daily, 5th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Trivial cases undermining European arrest warrants, warns Brussels – The Guardian

“The cross-border pursuit of bicycle thieves, piglet rustlers and those accused of trivial offences is damaging the credibility of the European arrest warrant, according to a report from Brussels.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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