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German Federal Court of Justice Denies Compulsory License on Anti-Cholesterol Drug Patent

Germany - June 17 2019 On 4 June 2019, the German Federal Court of Justice upheld a ruling by the German Federal Patent Court in which the latter court denied an…

Council of the EU Formally Adopts EU Copyright Directive

European Union - April 17 2019 After the EU Copyright Directive was passed by the EU Parliament last month (see our original blog post for further details), it was formally…

Mayer Brown’s Tech Talks: Blockchain’s Possibilities for Contracting

European Union - April 12 2019 In today’s interconnected, “always-on” environment, it is easy to forget how dependent we all are on records and, more importantly, on the people we…

European Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules for the Internet, Including So-Called ‘Link Tax’ and ‘Upload Filters’

European Union - March 26 2019 On 26 March 2019, following a lengthy process, the European Parliament has given final approval to the Copyright Directive, aimed at the…

CJEU Advocate General Opinion: A “Pre-Checked Checkbox” Is Not Valid Consent to Cookies under the GDPR

European Union - March 25 2019 On 21 March 2019, Advocate General (AG) Maciej Szpunar delivered his opinion on a number of questions which, inter alia, relate to the validity of…

German Federal Court of Justice Confirms Copyright in Photographs of Public Domain Paintings

Germany - March 21 2019 On 20 December 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice confirmed that photographs of public domain paintings ‎are, in principle, protected by a…

German Data Protection Authority Publishes Guideline on GDPR Requirements for Passwords

Germany - March 6 2019 On 13 February 2019, the data protection officer for the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg published a guideline on password security under the EU…

41 GDPR Fines Issued by German Data Protection Authorities

European Union - February 21 2019 According to recent press reports, since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, German data protection…

EDPB Issues Note on Data Transfers to the UK in the Event of a No-Deal Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - February 19 2019 On 12 February 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted an information note “on data transfers under the GDPR in the event of a…

New EU Regulation Extends Financial Penalties to Entities Beyond the Marketing Authorization Holder and Updates the Legal Framework for Medicinal Products for Human Use

European Union - January 28 2019 Regulation (EU) 2019/5, which was published a few days ago in the Official Journal of the European Union, amends the EU pharmaceutical legal…