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CJEU: Private individuals can be liable for counterfeiting

November 2020 edition | Currently, a court in Finland is dealing with a case of a private individual who…

German parliament approves Unitary Patent

November 2020 edition | Germany’s parliament paves the way for the EU-wide Unitary Patent. The European reform is designed…

EU consultation on IPR protection in third countries

October 2020 edition | With a new online survey, the EU Commission is gathering information on the protection and…

EU plans new directive against counterfeiting on the Web

July 2020 edition | Measures against counterfeiting on the Internet could be included in the European Union’s planned Digital…

CJEU: Amazon not liable as offender for storing/shipping for third parties

April 2020 edition | Amazon is not liable as offender for IP infringements by third parties if the company…

EU: Associations call for actions against illegal online trade

March 2020 edition | The EU’s new digital strategy should also introduce effective measures to combat counterfeiting on the…

EU report analyses IP protection in third countries

January 2020 edition | A new report by the European Commission takes a look at which countries outside of…

New law initiative against online trade with counterfeits

September 2019 edition | A new legislative initiative is brought forward in Germany by the state of Bavaria via…

Brexit could trigger a surge of counterfeits

February 2019 edition | The UK's exit from the EU could facilitate trade in counterfeits and lower security standards…

EU publishes first-ever counterfeiting watch list

January 2019 edition | With its recently published watch list, the EU aims to encourage action against counterfeiting. The…