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Czech Republic: Constitutional Court Upholds User Privacy In E-Comms
A legal duty to store and retain certain data relating to e-communications users has been overturned by the Constitutional Court.
3 May 2011
Comprehensive Spending Review 2010: Implications for Science and Technology
The Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), delivered on 20 October 2010 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, sets out the Government’s spending plans for the next four years.
1 Nov 2010
E-Commerce - Commission Launches Consultation
On 10 August the European Commission announced that it has opened a consultation on the future of e-commerce and the implementation of the E-Commerce Directive.
European Union
17 Aug 2010
Technology Annual Review
The Technology Annual Review contains short, easy to read articles on topics of interest over the last year, presented on a month-by-month basis.
22 Mar 2010
ISPs On Alert Following Italian Decision To Prosecute Three Google Executives
Internet Service Providers ("ISPs") and other hosting platforms or internet intermediaries may wish to take note of a decision which was handed down last Wednesday in an Italian court.
3 Mar 2010
Personal Rights Of Internet Users
Regular commentators on internet forums may be regarded as public figures and therefore may have to tolerate more critical opinions about their activities.
15 Feb 2010
WIPO Grants Transfer Of Over 1,500 Domain Names To Hotels Group In Single Ruling
In a decision last week, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) upheld a bulk complaint by joint complainants Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation and Six Continents Hotels - both subsidiaries of the InterContinental Hotels Group - against a German individual who held 1,519 domain names which were found to contain terms which were the same, or very similar to, trade marks owned by the hotels, and which falsely appeared to be associated with the hotels.
9 Feb 2010
Facebook´s Change Of Policy Brings New Issues For Brand Owners
Facebook has recently offered users the chance to create their own URL for the site, rather than assigning them a random URL made from a combination of numbers and digits.
25 Jun 2009
Disclosure Of Online Customer Data To The Taxman
Plans to allow the tax authorities to require online businesses to disclose customer personal data and transactions have been unveiled by the Ministry of Finance.
24 Feb 2009
China Carries Out E-Commerce Regulations
Individual owners of PRC online businesses will be affected by an e-commerce regulation which will take effect on August 1st, 2008.
23 Jul 2008
Online Pharmaceutical Sales
New laws have come into force regulating internet sales of non-prescription pharmaceuticals and introducing a new central database for the distribution of electronic prescriptions.
Czech Republic
9 Jul 2008
Electronic Payment Orders Introduced
From 1 July 2008, electronic payment orders will be introduced for claims up to CZK 1,000,000 (c. €40,000).
Czech Republic
11 Jun 2008
ISPs (Including Hosts) Exempted From Terrorist Offences
The 2002 E-Commerce Regulations provide a number of exemptions to internet service providers (ISPs) for all liability, including where the ISPs are acting as hosts or mere-conduits, or where they cache data.
2 Aug 2007
World Wildlife Fund Fails To Obtain Transfer Of WWF.Com
A WIPO panel has rejected a complaint made by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature which had sought to obtain a transfer of the disputed domain name under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
20 Nov 2006
High Court Monitors Reverse Passing Off
In determining an application for an interim injunction between two companies involved with internet monitoring software, the High Court has considered the law of reverse passing off, which involves a third party implying that the goods/services of a better known competitor are their own, thereby benefiting from the goodwill attaching to the Claimant’s products and services.
20 Oct 2006
eBay Enforcement May Be A Groundless Threat
On an interim injunction application to restrain an alleged threat of infringement proceedings, the High Court held in Quads 4 Kids v Campbell that that the submission of an enforcement request through eBay’s Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program could constitute a groundless threat of infringement proceedings of Community Designs.
19 Oct 2006
Company charges - proposals to reform law are shelved
The DTI have confirmed that they will not make any changes in relation to the law of company charges for the time being.
23 Nov 2005
New court rules on disclosure – are your electronic documents in order?
As from today, new guidance on the exchange of electronic documents in the disclosure process forms part of the Civil Procedure Rules. The guidance will impact on the way parties deal with electronic documents in litigation. It may also have wider implications on a party's document management and retention systems.
3 Oct 2005
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