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Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments, Newsletter Issue No. 1/2018 (March 27, 2018)

Contributors:
Gabriel M. Lentner, Giuseppe Colangelo,
Martin Miernicki, Nikolaos Theodorakis

 

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala

 


Contents     

Antitrust

European Union

The Ruling of the EU Court of Justice in Intel

Intellectual property

United States

Full-work Licensing Requirement 100 Percent Rejected: Second Circuit Rules in Favor of Fractional Licensing

International Investment Tribunal Accepts Jurisdiction over Trademark Dispute involving US-company

Other developments

European Union

The Commission Launches the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

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Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments, Newsletter Issue No. 6/2017 (December 19, 2017)

Contributors:
Gabriel M. Lentner, Giuseppe Colangelo,
Katharina Erler, Kletia Noti, Maria E. Sturm,
Marie-Andrée Weiss, Martin Miernicki,
Nicole Daniel, Paul Opitz

 

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala

 

Contents     

Antitrust

United States

Update on the Apple and Qualcomm Proceedings

European Union

European  Commission Communication on Standard Essential Patents

Intellectual property

United States

Is Embedding a Tweet on a Web Site Copyright Infringement?

Update on the Two Apple and Samsung Patent Cases

Another IP-related International Investment Arbitration Looming

European Union

Remote Recording, Cloud Services, and Private Copying: ECJ Rules on Services by Third Parties

European Commission Presents Comprehensive Soft Law Measures to Ensure that Intellectual Property Rights are Well Protected, Including Issuing Guidance on the Enforcement Directive

EGC Denies Xiaomi, Inc., EU Trade Mark Registration for “Mi Pad”

European Patent Office Adopts Study on Patents and Publishes First Edition of the Unitary Patent Guide

Other developments

European Union

CJEU’s General Advocate Bot: Administrators of Facebook Fan Pages May Be Held Responsible for the Data Processing Carried out by Facebook

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – One Year Review

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Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments, Newsletter Issue No. 4-5/2017 (October 15, 2017)

Contributors: Bart Kolodziejczyk,
Gabriel M. Lentner, Giuseppe Colangelo, Irene Ng (Huang Ying), Katharina Erler, Maria E. Sturm, Martin Miernicki,
Valerio Cosimo Romano

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala

 

Contents     

Antitrust

United States

U.S. District Court Grants a Preliminary Injunction Allowing Data Harvesting on LinkedIn’s Public Profiles

U.S. Appeals Court  for the Ninth Circuit Finds Per Se Treatment Inapplicable to Tying Arrangement in the Premium Cable Services Market

U.S. President Vetoes the Acquisition of an U.S. Chipmaker by a Chinese Company

European Union

ECJ Rules on Excessive Licensing Fees for Copyrights

Standards and FRAND Terms in the Post Huawei World

The Italian Competition Authority Authorizes the Acquisition of Two Data Center and Cloud Computing Services Companies

Intellectual property

United States

U.S. Appeals Court  for the Ninth Circuit Affirms a Preliminary Injunction against Movie Filtering Service on Copyright Grounds

U.S. Company Pursues International Investment Arbitration against Panama over Trademarks

The Battle for CRISPR Technology: Who really Owns It?

European Union

CJEU: Online Sharing Platforms like “The Pirate Bay” May Constitute Copyright Infringement by Indexing BitTorrent Files

Other developments

European Union

Pro Bono by Algorithms: Rethinking Accessibility of Law in the Chatbot Era

Processing of Personal Data – ECJ on Directive 95/46/EC in the Case “Peter Puškár”

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Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments, Newsletter Issue No. 3/2017 (June 12, 2017)

Contributors: Bart Kolodziejczyk, Catalina Goanta, Gabriele Accardo, Katharina Erler , Maria E. Sturm, Marie-Andrée Weiss,
Martin Miernicki, Nicole Daniel, Nikolaos Theodorakis

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala


Contents     

Antitrust

United States

Apple and Qualcomm Proceeding

European Union

Dow/DuPont Merger Cleared by EU Commission

Intellectual property

United States

Samsung Wants New Trial in the Wake of the Recent Supreme Court Decision on Design Patents

Ninth Circuit: Using a Trademark as a Verb Is Not Automatically Generic Use

Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claim Preempted by Copyright Act

European Union

Streaming by Using a Multimedia Player: ECJ Rules in Favor of Copyright Holders

CJEU: EU-Directive 2001/29/EC Does Not Permit National Legislation to Provide a Special Defense to Copyright Infringement for Retransmission of Television Broadcasts via the Internet

Other developments

European Union

Elite Taxi vs UBER – Opinion of the Advocate General on UBER’s Activity in Spain

Big Data: Italian Authorities Launch Inquiries on Competition, Consumer Protection and Data Privacy Issues

United States

Consumers on Fyre: Influencer Marketing and Recent Reactions of the United States Federal Trade Commission

International

China’s New Cybersecurity Law: A Different Type Of Dragon

G20 Policy Developments in 2017

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Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments, Issue No. 2/2017 (March 24, 2017)

Contributors: Bart Kolodziejczyk, Gabriel M. Lentner, Irene Ng (Huang Ying), Maria E. Sturm, Marie-Andrée Weiss, Martin Miernicki, Nikolaos Theodorakis, and Valerio Cosimo Romano

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala

 

Contents     

Antitrust

United States

U.S. District Court Dismisses a Sherman Act Class Action Lawsuit Brought by Former and Current Bureau of Prison Inmates for lack of Antitrust Injury

Intellectual property

United States

Is Adidas too Aggressive at Enforcing its Three Stripe Trademarks?

Anti-Harassment Video Turned Appetizers Ad is Not False Endorsement

Canada

Eli Lilly Loses in Chapter 11 NAFTA Arbitration over Drug Patents

European Union

Happy Ending in Sight? New Impulses for the European Unitary Patent

Other developments

European Union

CJEU: Comparative Advertising Lawful Only if it Compares Goods from Stores of Similar Sizes

The UK Issues Guidance on GDPR Consent

E-Privacy –  The European Commission Issues a Proposal for a New Regulation

Do-It-Yourself Synthetic Biology Punishable in Germany

Courts 2.0: An Update on the Growth of Online Courts in the EU

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Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments Bimonthly Newsletter Issue No. 1/2017 (January 23, 2017)

Contributors: Gabriel M. Lentner, Marie-Andrée Weiss,
Martin Miernicki, Nikolaos Theodorakis,
Valerio Cosimo Romano

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala

 


Contents     

Antitrust

United States

Tenth Circuit holds IPRs defense available to rebut a refusal to deal antitrust claim

European Union

European Commission approves the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, subject to commitments

Intellectual property

European Union

CJEU rules that lending an e-book is legal if the first sale right has been exhausted

After many twists and turns, the CJEU holds that the Rubik’s cube trademark is invalid

Other developments

European Union

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Way Forward

The road to the future of European traffic: European Commission publishes strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

Competence of the EU to conclude Free Trade Agreements: AG’s opinion in Case 2/15 on the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

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Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments, Issue No. 5/2016 (November 16, 2016)

Contributors: Maria E. Sturm, Marie-Andrée Weiss,
Martin Miernicki, Nikolaos Theodorakis,
Valerio Cosimo Romano

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala

 


Contents    

Antitrust

United States

Second Circuit reverses a price-fixing cartel verdict against Chinese defendants on international comity grounds

Partial victory for BMI: Federal judge rules against full-work licensing requirement

European Union

European Commission publishes a preliminary report on the e-commerce sector inquiry

Gun-jumping: the French Competition Authority issues highest fine ever for premature engagement in post-M&A integration

European Commission approves a joint venture between the third and fourth largest telecom operators in Italy, subject to structural remedies

Intellectual property

United States

Who’s on Second (Circuit)? Transformative fair use

When is the output of a copyright-protected software program itself protected by copyright?

European Union

The exhaustion rule does not authorize the resale of the back-up copy of a computer program

McFadden vs. Sony Entertainment – ECJ prohibits anonymous open WLANs

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