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The full applicability of the reform of the European Union trade mark system

On 1 October 2017, the latest reforms shall apply to the trade mark system of the European Union including the expansion of the concept of trade marks, the creation of...

Written on 28 Sep 2017


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Whistleblowing: European Parliament spotlight

Brussels votes on measures to increase protection of whistle-blowers. Whistleblowing is still outstanding within the European Union (“EU“). Nowadays, few doubt the benefits of whistle-blowers because not only do they...

Written on 28 Sep 2017


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The business obligation to reserve 2% of jobs for people with disabilities

This business obligation has been subject to increasing attention from the Labour Inspectorate over recent years, leading to specific campaigns aimed at promoting awareness of this obligation, as well as...

Written on 28 Sep 2017


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A Member State may not deny an intra-Community supply exemption only on the basis that the customer is not registered in VIES

On 9 February 2017 the European Court of Justice issued a ruling of undisputable relevance and importance in the context of VAT. While examining the conditions needed to exempt from...

Written on 27 Sep 2017


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[Video] Osborne Clarke’s recent growth and successes

Osborne Clarke’s growth and successes over the past year:

Written on 25 Sep 2017


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EU Legislation Watch: New Rules for Consumer Contracts under the Digital Content Directive

As part of the Digital Single Market initiative, European legislators are in the final stages of implementing a new Directive that will fundamentally change the contractual regime for selling digital...

Written on 21 Aug 2017


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Data protection officers will need to be previously certified

The Spanish Data Protection Agency has released its “Data Protection Officers Certification Scheme” dated 10 July 2017. This document adds to the growing list of interpretative and practical tools developed...

Written on 9 Aug 2017


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The Supreme Court issues a new judgment interpreting the criteria for calculating the thresholds for collective dismissals

On 13 June 2017 the Supreme Court issued a new judgment in which it clarifies that the closure of a workplace cannot automatically be classified as a business closure for...

Written on 27 Jul 2017


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The essence of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity has been declared unconstitutional by the Spanish Constitutional Court

The Spanish Constitutional Court, by Judgement issued on 22 June 2017, has declared unconstitutional several legal provisions of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity (articles 18.2 b), c)...

Written on 27 Jul 2017


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