Website blocking and freedom of expression

The European Court of Human Rights with decision of June 23th 2020 found some measures taken by Russian telecoms regulator “Roskomnadzor” (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) as unlawful, since they enforced a blocking measure for many websites found to be in violation of art. 10 (freedom of expression) and […]

Prohibition of data transfer to United States: the short-circuit of decision “Schrems II”

Privacy in Europe is a very serious matter, and we can only be happy and proud of this. Protecting personal data of an individual means to safeguard a person in his/her deepest values and to avoid it becoming a commodity in the hands of governments and industry. Unfortunately, not every extra-European country offers the same […]

EUIPO Report on intellectual property rights infringement

According to the recent report published by EUIPO (European Intellectual Property Office) on June the 10th 2020, the infringement of intellectual property rights continues to have an important impact on social and economic level in the entire European Union, favoring criminality. The infringement on IP rights entails for EU governments a loss estimated around 15 billion […]

Responsibility of a private individual who buys counterfeit goods from abroad

The European Court of Justice, deciding on the case C-772/18, has established an important principle on the matter of a person buying counterfeit products. The Court stated that the purchase of goods bearing a counterfeit trademark – clearly not for private use – must be regarded as “a use of the trade mark in the […]