Droit Européen


CJEU doesn't like the taste of copyright

CJEU doesn't like the taste of copyright
14/11/2018

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") decided that the taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection.

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CJEU: VAT on share disposal costs recoverable in certain cases

CJEU: VAT on share disposal costs recoverable in certain cases
12/11/2018

VAT on costs incurred in connection with an envisaged share disposal is in principle not recoverable. However, if the reason for the disposal lies in the VAT taxed activities of the parent company, VAT on the disposal costs may be recoverable. 

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CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements

CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements
09/11/2018

In a recent judgement of 24 October 2018 (n° C-124/17, Vossloh Laeis GmbH v. Stadtwerke München GmbH), the European Court of Justice (CJEU) answers two important questions relating to optional exclusions in the context of a public procurement procedure.

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European Commission charges Slovak rail company with dawn raid obstruction

European Commission charges Slovak rail company with dawn raid obstruction
05/11/2018

On 25 September 2018, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to ZSSK, a Slovak rail company, alleging that it had obstructed a dawn raid by giving incorrect information and deleting data from a laptop.

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No illegal State aid in favour of Mc Donald's in Luxembourg

No illegal State aid in favour of Mc Donald's in Luxembourg
22/10/2018

On 19 September 2018, the European Commission concluded its investigation into two tax rulings granted by Luxembourg to McDonald’s in 2009: the rulings under investigation did not constitute State aid in favour of McDonald’s.
 

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Dutch judiciary comprehensively rejects government’s climate change appeal

Dutch judiciary comprehensively rejects government’s climate change appeal
12/10/2018

On 9th October 2018, The Hague Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in a long running appeal brought by the Dutch government against a judgment (dated 24th June 2015) of The Hague District Court. 

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Drone industry ready to take off thanks to new EU Regulation

Drone industry ready to take off thanks to new EU Regulation
10/10/2018

On 11 September the new Basic Regulation on aviation safety rules came into force including for the first time a new section for drones (Unmanned aircraft or UAS).

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Mr. Claudio Mereu

ECHA Board of Appeal annuls ECHA's decision on substance evaluation
08/10/2018

On 25 September 2018, the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (''ECHA'') ruled in case A-008-2017, annulling the Agency’s decision of 23 March 2017 on the substance evaluation of 2,2',6,6'-tetra-tert-butyl-4,4'-methylenediphenol pursuant

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Unauthorised Re-posting of Protected Content Constitutes Copyright Infringement, according to Court of Justice of European Union

Unauthorised Re-posting of Protected Content Constitutes Copyright Infringement, according to Court of Justice of European Union
05/10/2018

On 7 August 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ”) delivered its first copyright judgment of 2018. The ECJ held in case C-161/17, Renckhoff, that the unauthorised re-posting of a copyrighted work is an act of communication to the public under Article 3(1) 

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EU  Parliament adopts new Copyright Directive

EU Parliament adopts new Copyright Directive
24/09/2018

On 12 September 2018, the European Parliament adopted a new draft Copyright Directive (the so called “Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market”). This new legislation is meant to correct the imbalance between creators and online service providers, by requiring the latter to obtain licences for the works that they make available (and pay for it).

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