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Europe rules on religion in the workplace
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 4 2013

In the recent case of Eweida & Others v UK, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that the domestic courts had failed to protect Ms Eweida's


A smelly affair!
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 12 2010

The very different approaches of the English courts and the European Court of Justice to trade mark enforcement were emphasised in the Court of Appeal judgment in L'Oréal SA v Bellure NV (2010), in which Lord Justice Jacob accused the ECJ of muzzling freedom of speech by preventing traders from making honest statements about lawful products


The patentability of software the Enlarged Board of Appeal says the law is just fine ...
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union
  • August 12 2010

The European Patent Convention provides that computer programs "as such" shall not be regarded as patentable inventions


Brussels Regulation Recast: what’s changed?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union
  • March 12 2015

The Recast Brussels Regulation (EU 12152012) came into force on 10 January 2015. It has been designed to remedy some of the perceived defects in its


The right to be forgotten - and Google's response
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union
  • June 3 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union's recent ruling in favour of a Spanish man who wanted 1998 newspaper announcements about him removed from


“Horizontal in-house transactions” covered by the Teckal exemption?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union
  • August 11 2014

The European Court of Justice has recently been asked to consider whether the Teckal exemption for in-house contracts should also exempt so called


It's a privilege
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 25 2013

The Supreme Court has today ruled that legal advice privilege should not extend beyond the legal profession. This is an important decision and


Some encouragement from the ECJ on compulsory retirement
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 17 2010

A few weeks ago the European Court of Justice gave another ruling on the vexed question of whether forced retirement is compatible with the Employment Framework Directive


TUPE can protect non-employees if employed elsewhere in transferor's group
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 17 2010

In the Albron Catering case, involving the sale of Heineken's in-house catering division, the European Court of Justice has applied a wide interpretation of the Acquired Rights Directive, the EU parent of our Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE


Brussels applies brakes to bike schemes? Putting the squeeze on salary sacrifice schemes
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 12 2010

There have been a couple of recent developments which make certain types of salary sacrifice scheme less attractive - especially the popular "cycle to work" arrangements