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UE Council agreement on a Unified Patent Court

UE Council Agreement 2013/C 175/01

Article Date: 20-06-2013
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With the Agreement of 20.06.2013, the European Union has established a new Unified Patent Court. The creation of “specialised courts”, whose competence is limited to disputes falling within a specific field of EU Law, was first envisaged by the Treaty of Nice in 2000; so far, only the Ci... [Read All]

Summer School 2013 of the European Law School - Efficiency and Justice

Rome, 1/7 September 2013

Article Date: 24-07-2013
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Summer School 2013 of the European Law School Efficiency and Justice Rome, 1st of September – 7th September 2013 1. Sunday 1 September (10.30-19.00) (with Hats, Water and a Picnic) Capitol (Meeting Point There at 10.30) Forum Romanum – Palatinum (Rome as Caput Mundi – the ... [Read All]

Domain names are protected as trademarks only if effectively used for commercial purposes

European General Court - Court of First Instance, case T-321/11

Article Date: 14-05-2013
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The case was decided by the General Court of the European Union, on appeal to a decision released by the OHIM. A trademark of a political party, the “Partito della libertà” (Freedom Party), had been registered with the OHIM  by Michela Vittoria Brambilla, an activist of the ... [Read All]

Summer School - European Company Law: Challenges and Perspectives

London - 22/26 July 2013

Article Date: 18-07-2013
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SUMMER COURSE ORGANISED BY THE CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE FORENSE in cooperation with the SCHOOL OF LAW – KING’S COLLEGE LONDON on European Company Law: Challenges and Perspectives 22 – 26 July 2013 Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre Organisers Guido Alpa, Mads Andenas, Andrea Biondi... [Read All]

Commission acts to improve consumer rights for 120 million holiday makers

European Commission Press Release

Article Date: 09-07-2013
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European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 July 2013 Commission acts to improve consumer rights for 120 million holiday makers As the summer season kicks off, the European Commission is taking action to improve protection for holiday makers by modernising EU rules on packag... [Read All]

Italian “substitutive” tax for capital gains arising from intra-community share transfers is legal

European Court of Justice, case C-207/11

Article Date: 19-12-2012
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Commissione Tributaria Regionale (“Regional Tax Court” of Milan, an appellate level court competent for tax disputes). The main proceedings regarded the taxes payable on the capital gains arising from a transfer of a company branch to a second co... [Read All]

Market restrictions for compulsory CPD courses providers breach EU competition law

European Court of Justice, case C-1/12

Article Date: 28-02-2013
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In the instant case, the CJEU addresses the compatibility with EU competition law (particularly, art. 101 TFEU) of the Portuguese domestic regulation of the provision of continuing professional development courses for chartered accountants. According to the relevant Portuguese legislative instrumen... [Read All]

Passengers who have stored items in another passenger’s lost baggage can claim damages

European Court of Justice, case C-410/11

Article Date: 22-11-2012
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In the instant case, the passengers of a flight between Barcelona and Paris, whose baggage had been lost, lodged a claim before a Spanish court, asking for compensation. More specifically, the claimants were a family of four (two adults and two children), and had stored all their personal items in t... [Read All]

Croatian lawyers, welcome in the European Union!

Article Date: 01-07-2013
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Today, 1st July 2013, Croatia becomes the 28th member state of  the  EU. This change will also affect the 4063 lawyers and 1753 trainee lawyers, who, at the moment, according to the Croatian Bar Association,  are members of the Croatian Bar Association. The editors of Altalex.E... [Read All]

Rail information on connecting trains should be available regardless of operators

European Court of Justice, case C-136/11

Article Date: 21-06-2013
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The CJEU ruled that rail infrastructure undertakings should provide information on cancellations, delays and connections to all the rail operators that run train services on their network in a non-discriminatory way (i.e. all rail operators should be able to access the information in question, so as... [Read All]
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