An infographic from Jeroen Lub and Kevin vant Klooster of Osborne Clarke Amsterdam forecasts a more aggressive privacy law enforcement landscape in the year ahead with fines of up to €810,000 or 10% of turnover for data law breaches.
The euroclinix healthcare website featured a logo with a green tick and “PharmaCheck Know your pharmacy” linked to information about the General Pharmaceutical Council and euroclinix’s owner Hexpress. Misleading? Fiona Schneider reports.
An Italian supermarket chain promoted offers. A customer travelled to a branch but offer products were not available. A fine for breach of EU unfair commercial practices laws ensued, but the retailer appealed to the CJEU. Why? Thomas Spanyol reports.
It now seems probable that the threshold for six figure penalties to be issued for breaches of privacy and electronic communications laws will be lowered dramatically very soon. But will the change extend to emails and cookies? Stephen Groom reports.
From March to August 2012, Topshop sold a t-shirt carrying a recognisable image of pop star Rihanna. She had not consented and sued. As UK law does not recognise “image rights” she claimed “passing off.” Abby Minns reports.
Most copyrights last for 50 or 70 years after the end of the year the author died. So each new year sees numerous copyright works come into the public domain. George Garrard reports on 2015’s crop.
YSV bought competitor Whitby Morrison’s “Mondial” ice cream van and took mouldings from it to make a similar van. Had Whitby’s IP rights been infringed? Varuni Paranavitane reports.
PR Aviation’s website aggregated low cost airline flight data so travellers could compare and book, paying a commission. Ryanair imposed conditions on use of its flight data. Could these be enforced if database right didn’t apply? Gemma Woodhead reports.