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EU Advocate General’s decision on obesity as disability makes fat lot of difference

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • July 17 2014

In the end, the Advocate General reached the inevitable conclusion that obesity by itself is not automatically a disability, but can be if and when

Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

The Advocate General in Kaltoft v Billund Kommune has advised that obesity may amount to a disability for discrimination purposes. However, his

UK registered trade marks which ‘lack sufficient clarity and precision’ could be invalidated

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 3 2014

In a recent ruling, the UK High Court has warned businesses to ensure that the scope of their trade marks is clear and precise or risk their marks

European Parliament approves innovative new law aimed at making the right to full compensation for antitrust breach a reality in the EU

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • June 16 2014

Individual litigants in many Member States (“MS”) currently face a number of procedural obstacles and practical difficulties in seeking compensation

European court rules that commission must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 22 2014

In a hotly anticipated decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that when calculating holiday pay for the purposes of

European Court of Justice issues judgment on right to erasure under EU data protection rules

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • May 15 2014

Following the referral of a series of questions from the Spanish National High Court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled earlier this week

Conflict minerals rule weekly recap 74 April 11, 2014

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, USA
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  • April 22 2014

Last week, in a 2-1 decision, a U.S. appeals court struck down part of the conflict minerals rule, specifically, the requirement that reporting

Yellow arc at bottom of screen held to lack distinctive character

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • April 14 2014

In Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG (Sartorius) v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-33112), the General Court has

Blocking sites with infringing content

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • April 10 2014

Internet Service Providers now have greater freedom to decide how to block user access to infringing content. This follows a recent ruling of the

Payment of municipal capital gains tax: is there a significant imbalance for consumers?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • April 10 2014

On January 16, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on the potential unfairness for consumers of contract clauses establishing that the