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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on 3 Nov 2017


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GDPR and HR – What will change in the Netherlands?

As per 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) (Algemene Verordening Persoonsgegevens) comes into force. The GDPR is applicable in the entire European Union with the purpose to...

Written on 24 Oct 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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Ban on long payment terms

As of 1 July 2017, the act against unreasonably long payment terms (Wet tegengaan onredelijk lange betaaltermijnen) came into effect. The act is a more strict interpretation of Directive 2011/7/EU...

Written on 2 Aug 2017


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More EU countries complete implementation of the Damages Directive

As we reported in March, most major EU countries have now implemented the EU Damages Directive which establishes common EU rights for cartel victims seeking damages.  This month, more have...

Written on 11 Jul 2017


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Changes to staffing in the Netherlands

False self-employment legislation: As in many other countries, the authorities are trying to reduce false self-employment. In the Netherlands new laws have been implemented to tackle the problem, but the...

Written on 20 Jun 2017


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The energy industry needs a ‘grand bargain’ on flexibility

The future of European energy depends on flexibility. This calls for a regulatory rethink based on a grand bargain between all players, says Simon Hobday, partner at Osborne Clarke If...

Written on 7 Apr 2017


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The GDPR: 10 things adtech businesses need to know

Insights from Osborne Clarke’s legal experts on the business impact of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation for the online advertising industry. The new General Data Protection Regulation is...

Written on 22 Mar 2017


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