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The debate over controversial reforms to EU copyright laws will not end with the adoption of the Digital Single Market Copyright Directive, an intellectual property law expert has said. 15 Apr 2019
Europe's fastest-growing energy companies will be prioritising investment in technology as part of their growth strategy over the next three years according to new research by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com. 15 Apr 2019
Germany's Trademark Law Modernisation Act came into force on 14 January 2019. It updated not only what types of trade marks can be registered in the country but also introduced other changes that impact trade mark owners, licensees and alleged infringers....
The discovery of defects in products is not unusual and the implications of a defect can be significant. Failing or unsafe products can affect a company's reputation and rectification can cost billions, if it is even possible. It can mire a company in litigation...
Environmental protection has been defined as a state objective ( Staatsziel ) in the German Constitution ( Grundgesetz ) since 1994. It provides that legislature, government and all public bodies shall strive to safeguard the environment and natural resources...
It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.
This guide was last updated in February 2017.
The EU's Solvency II Directive came into force on 1 January 2016. The directive consolidates and harmonises existing EU insurance directives including life and non-life directives, the reinsurance directive and various others.
Banks offering syndicated loans may experience increased scrutiny from competition regulators in the EU following publication of a critical report, an expert has warned. 15 Apr 2019
Businesses in Europe exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) will be given a chance this summer to pilot the use of new ethical guidelines, the European Commission has said. 10 Apr 2019