IP/IT/TELECOM


Une marque non conventionnelle qui fait “pschitt”

Une marque non conventionnelle qui fait “pschitt”
19/07/2021

Dans un arrêt du 7 juillet 2021 (T-668/19), le Tribunal de l’Union européenne s’est prononcé, pour la première fois, sur la validité d’un enregistrement d’une marque sonore présentée en format audio.

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International transfers of personal data in a nutshell

International transfers of personal data in a nutshell
06/07/2021

June 2021 has been a very active month in the matter of international transfers of personal data. In this article we will give an overview of these developments with a short explanation as well as a more structured overview of the various requirements when dealing with transfers of personal data from the EEA to a third country.

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International transfers of personal data in a nutshell

International transfers of personal data in a nutshell
06/07/2021

June 2021 has been a very active month in the matter of international transfers of personal data. In this article we will give an overview of these developments with a short explanation as well as a more structured overview of the various requirements when dealing with transfers of personal data from the EEA to a third country.

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Bad faith trademark registration: what about pre-existing relations?

Bad faith trademark registration: what about pre-existing relations?
01/07/2021

A (former) distributor who files an identical or similar EU trademark to foreign trademarks or protected signs, is in a more uncomfortable position when defending a registration in bad faith claim than a random third party.

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Data Protection Authority decision on communicating the circumstances for a dismissal to remaining staff - is silence golden?

Data Protection Authority decision on communicating the circumstances for a dismissal to remaining staff - is silence golden?
25/06/2021

In their decision of 1 June 2021 (Decision No 63/2021), the Data Protection Authority determined that an employer who communicated the reasons and circumstances for the dismissal of two former employees, was to a limited extent in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Illegal uploads – CJEU’s landmark ruling for the platform economy

Illegal uploads – CJEU’s landmark ruling for the platform economy
24/06/2021

On 22 June 2021, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a ruling on the liability of platform operators with regard to illegal uploads of copyrighted content by their users.

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Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium

Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium
22/06/2021

Deferred payment methods, often called “Buy Now Pay Later (“BNPL”) solutions”, allow customers to acquire goods immediately while spreading the payment of the purchase price over time.

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CJEU clarifies competence of non-lead supervisory authorities in cross-border GDPR infringements (C-645/19)

CJEU clarifies competence of non-lead supervisory authorities in cross-border GDPR infringements (C-645/19)
21/06/2021

On 16 February 2018, the Brussels Court of First Instance condemned Facebook, including Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Inc., for having tracked internet users without their knowledge or consent.

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EU/US: Cross-border data flows - a necessary part of global trade

EU/US: Cross-border data flows - a necessary part of global trade
21/06/2021

Digital services and the data they generate are constantly growing in importance. Yet, restrictions of data flows are increasing. Cross-border data flows are essential to the global economy.

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Belgian DPA: fines prohibited in the absence of a prior order to comply?

Belgian DPA: fines prohibited in the absence of a prior order to comply?
18/06/2021

On 26 May 2021, the Belgian Market Court handed down a decision that may lead to much commentary: it set aside a fine issued by the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA)

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