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European Commission Imposes € 12.5 Million Fine On Nike For Restricting Cross-Border Sales Of Merchandising Products
On 25 March 2019, the European Commission ("Commission") announced its decision to fine Nike € 12,555,000 for limiting the ability of licensees to sell licensed merchandising products to other EEA countries.
European Union
14 May 2019
General Court Rules That Territorial Exclusivity Clauses In Copyright Licensing Agreements Raise Competition Concerns
On 12 December 2018, the EU General Court dismissed the application for annulment which Canal + SA had brought against a European Commission decision that had made commitments offered by Paramount Pictures Ltd ...
European Union
26 Feb 2019
European Commission Accepts Commitments On Geo-Blocking Practices Relating To Audio-Visual Content
On 26 July 2016, the Commission made legally binding the commitments offered by Paramount Pictures as it considered that they adequately addressed its concerns regarding specific contractual clauses restricting passive sales.
European Union
7 Sep 2016
European Court Of Justice Rules Payment Of Royalties Under Licence Agreement Where Patent Was Held Invalid May Be Compatible With Article 101 TFEU
On 9 December 2014, the Paris Court of Appeal made a request for a preliminary ruling to the ECJ for clarification.
European Union
6 Sep 2016
EU Court Of Justice Rules That Payment Of Royalties Under A Licence Agreement Where The Patent Was Held Invalid May Be Compatible With Article 101 TFEU
On 7 July 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") issued its judgment on a request for a preliminary ruling from the Paris Court of Appeal.
European Union
3 Aug 2016
Who Communicates Copyrighted Work: Broadcaster Or Distributor?
SABAM considered that SBS makes an act of communication to the public and, as such, is responsible to secure a licence from (and pay the relevant licence fee to) right holders.
21 Dec 2015
Brussels Court Of Appeal Applies Usedsoft Jurisprudence
On 16 September 2015, the Court of Appeal of Brussels applied the reasoning adopted by the Court of Justice of the European Union in UsedSoft to a case relating to the delivery of defective software programs.
16 Nov 2015
Court Of Justice Clarifies Circumstances In Which An SEP Holder In A Dominant Position May Seek Injunctive Relief
The underlying national proceedings pitted two Chinese telecommunications firms, Huawei and ZTE, against each other.
European Union
21 Aug 2015
EU Commission Conditionally Approves Online Rights Licensing And Administration Joint Venture Between Collective Management Organisations
Collective management organisations ("CMOs") represent the combined copyrights of their members, with one society typically managing a given right or set of rights for all artists in a given country...
European Union
6 Aug 2015
Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe Rules On The Enforcement Of An Injunction Against A Potential Infringer Of A Standard Essential Patent
At the time of the patent application, the patent applicant had offered to grant licenses to use its patent on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory ("FRAND") terms.
16 Jun 2015
European Commission Adopts Revised Competition Regime For Technology Transfer Agreements
The European Commission published a revised Regulation on the application of Article 101(3) TFEU to categories of technology transfer agreements.
European Union
16 Apr 2014
Advocate General Renders Opinion Concerning Technical Protection Measures For Gaming Consoles
On 19 September 2013, Advocate General Sharpston issued an opinion following a request for a preliminary ruling from an Italian court concerning the legality of Nintendo’s technical protection measures by which that party blocked third-party accessories to its gaming consoles.
European Union
8 Oct 2013
European Court Of Justice Declines Jurisdiction To Rule On Preliminary Reference From A National TV Regulator
On 22 December 2010, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") declined jurisdiction to answer a question for a preliminary ruling referred by the Licensing and Control Authority (Collège d’autorisation et de contrôle) of the Belgian French-speaking Broadcasting Authority (Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel).
17 Jan 2011
Intellectual Property/Licensing - European Union Level
On 14 December 2010, the Commission adopted revised horizontal guidelines laying down detailed rules on the assessment of co-operation between competitors.
12 Jan 2011
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