European Union

  • Drowning in international waters?

    The sweeping effects of globalization continue to transform the economic fortunes of many organizations. Companies that were previously content to limit their business operations to the U.S. are now branching into international markets in an effort to increase their revenues. As organizations push farther into unchartered economic waters, they are...

  • IP: Is the U.S. fashionably late to the party?

    Contrary to popular opinion, fashion is not just about branding. Believe it or not, the style, quality and originality of the product are actually quite important too. Is it not therefore important that we should have laws to protect a product’s uniqueness that are comparable to the trademark laws that...

  • U.S. airlines drop lawsuit against EU carbon emissions law

    A group of U.S. airlines have dropped their private lawsuit against the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, which implemented a law January 1 that taxes airlines for carbon emissions on transatlantic flights.

  • EU updates data protection rules

    Data Protection Regulation expands EU's jurisdiction

  • IP: Is ACTA Europe’s SOPA?

    On Jan. 18, 2012, neglected encyclopaedias were taken down from bookshelves, as Wikipedia.com closed its virtual doors to people in the English-speaking world. They did so in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), two pieces of prospective U.S. legislation regarding the...

  • EU suspends international anti-counterfeiting pact ratification

    It may take a little longer for Europe to get on the same page as many of its industrialized peers when it comes to intellectual property rights. The European Commission today suspended its efforts to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which seeks to establish international standards for intellectual property...

  • EU proposes new privacy law with stiff penalties for companies

    The European Commission proposed today an overhaul of European Union privacy law, which would fine companies as much as 2 percent of their yearly global sales for losing customers’ personal data.

  • Stiff sanctions

    Violating international data privacy laws can land companies and counsel in serious hot water

  • The challenges of collecting data outside the U.S.

    EU, China, Brazil and others have different privacy restrictions

  • WTO to arbitrate in U.S.-EU aircraft case

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has just stepped into an epic legal clash between the U.S. and the European Union (EU).

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