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Cartels: Significant Developments In November 2016
In this section, we give a factual overview of a significant case development at EU level, and then provide a more detailed analysis of the important substantive and procedural developments addressed in this case.
European Union
20 Dec 2016
Changes In Polish Competition Law
On 18 January 2015, a major reform of Polish competition law entered into force.
5 Feb 2015
Telenet’s Yellow Colour Trade Mark Rejected
On 4 February 2014, the Brussels Court of Appeal refused registration of the colour yellow as a trade mark for Telenet’s "triple play" services.
24 Jun 2014
Brussels Commercial Court Declares Louboutin’s Red Sole Trade Mark Invalid
On 20 March 2014, the President of the Brussels Commercial Court ruled on a dispute between Christian Louboutin and Van Dalen Footwear B.V.
24 Jun 2014
Exclusive Patent Grant-Back License Does Not Violate Competition Law
This judgment is the latest in an ongoing dispute between the Belgian company Meura and its parent company Boccard, and the companies Berewtec and Anheuser Busch Inbev.
20 Jun 2014
French Court Upholds Competition Authority’s Global Seizure Of Electronic Mailboxes
The Versailles Court of Appeal upheld the global seizure by the French Competition Authority of electronic mailboxes during dawn raids.
21 May 2014
Adoption Of Belgian Law On Collective Redress Procedure
On 29 April 2014, the new Belgian law on collective redress was published in the Belgian Official Journal.
19 May 2014
Introduction Of Class Actions In France
The new legislation introduces class actions into the French legal system and more specifically into competition law matters.
23 Apr 2014
Law On Collective Redress Procedure Adopted
Parliament adopted the Law to insert a Title 2 concerning collective redress in Book XVII entitled "Special Legal Procedures" of the New Commercial Code.
16 Apr 2014
German Court Approves Disclosure Of Leniency Application And Confidential Version Of Commission Decision To Civil Court Reviewing Damage Claim
The German Higher Regional Court of Hamm ruled that a leniency application submitted by a cartelist may be disclosed by the public prosecutor to a civil court.
24 Mar 2014
Brussels Court Of Appeal Recognises Legal Professional Privilege To In-House Lawyers
On 5 March 2013, the Brussels Court of Appeal delivered a landmark judgment judgment finding that in-house lawyers' communications benefit from the so-called "legal professional privilege".
3 Apr 2013
ECJ Dismisses Astrazeneca Appeal Over Abusive Misuse Of Patent System And Regulatory Procedures Involving Anti-Ulcer Pharmaceutical Losec®
On 6 December 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgment in the AstraZeneca case, following an appeal against a 2010 judgment of the General Court which itself had upheld in large part an earlier decision of the European Commission that had imposed a € 60 million fine on the company for abuse of the patent system and regulatory procedures in the pharmaceutical sector.
European Union
24 Jan 2013
CAT Partially Allows Tesco Appeal Against OFT Decision On Dairy Retail Prices
On 20 December 2012, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal handed down its judgment on Tesco’s appeal against an earlier Office of Fair Trading decision concerning dairy products retail pricing in the UK.
24 Jan 2013
Recast Of Brussels I Regulation Extends Scope Of Jurisdiction Rules And Facilitates Cross-Border Recognition And Enforcement Of Judgments
On 6 December 2012, the European Council adopted a recast of Regulation 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.
European Union
15 Jan 2013
Global Class Action Settlements Can Go Through Dutch Courts
An interesting judgment of the Court of Appeal (Gerechtshof) of Amsterdam of 17 January 2012 shows that Dutch courts have jurisdiction to deal with international mass claim settlements.
15 Feb 2012
European Commission Proposes Incentives For Use Of Alternative Dispute Resolution
On 29 November 2011, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals in order to encourage consumers to solve their conflicts through out-of-court proceedings.
European Union
16 Dec 2011
Court Of Justice Of The EU Sides With Deutsche Post And Germany That Commission Injunctions To Provide Information Can Be Challenged
In its judgment handed down on 13 October 2011, the Court of Justice overturned the General Court’s ruling that appeals by Germany and Deutsche Post AG ("Deutsche Post") relating to a Commission injunction requesting information in state aid investigations were inadmissible.
European Union
13 Dec 2011
European Commission Ordered To Pay Compensation For Publishing Detrimental Business Information Concerning A Third Party In State Aid Proceedings
The General Court has ordered the European Commission to pay damages to Idromacchine Srl ("Idromacchine"), a third party in state aid proceedings, for disclosing its name and detrimental information relating to it in a Commission decision that was published in the Official Journal.
European Union
13 Dec 2011
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