• The Taming of Control – the Great Repeal Bill

    … After a nine-month hiatus, Brexit is now underway. On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May sent the European Council President Donald Tusk a letter notifying the European Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union in terms of Article 50(2) TEU. The very next day, Theresa May’s Secretary of State…

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  • The CJEU’s headscarf decisions: Melloni behind the veil?

    … On 14 March 2017, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down two landmark judgments on the Islamic headscarf at work. The twin decisions, Achbita and Bougnaoui, were eagerly awaited, not only because of the importance and delicacy of the legal issues the cases raised, but also because the Advocates General had reached…

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  • Schrems v. Commissioner: A Biblical Parable of Judicial Power

    … David v. Goliath Even before his big win at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Tuesday, Maximillian Schrems’ seemingly quixotic campaign against the giants of America’s shadowy security-complex and Internet service sector had attracted colorful allusions to the biblical tale of David and Goliath. It’s a good story, except…

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  • Luxemburg rüttelt an Wohnsitzauflage für Flüchtlinge

    … Der Europäische Gerichtshof beherrscht heute wegen seiner Schrems-Entscheidung alle Schlagzeilen – zweifellos ein epochales Urteil, das heute und in den folgenden Tagen noch eine Menge Diskussionsstoff liefern wird, unter anderen auch hier auf dem Verfassungsblog: Wir werden in den nächsten Tagen ein transatlantisches Online-Symposium dazu…

    Maximilian Steinbeis/ Verfassungsblog- 136 Leser -
  • Miraculous Sausages: The Unitary Patent on the Finishing Straight

    … committee with respect to the legal supervision of the CJEU over substantive EU patent law (see earlier posting) would be a miracle indeed. The dilemma started on the European Council summit on 28/29 June 2012, as UK Prime Minister David Cameron could push through that Articles 6 to 8 of the UPP Regulation be deleted to the effect that substantive…

    Visae Patentes- 114 Leser -
  • Class Headings Decision C 307/10 Issued by CJEU

    … and OHIM Communication No 4/03, according to which the trademark covers all services falling within Class 41, so that the trademark was considered lacking distinctive character and being descriptive in nature for "translation services", which also undefalls Class 41. The susequent appeal to the referring court raised that the application did…

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  • The Advocates General's Statement on the Planned Unified European Patent Court System

    … of European patent politics, the Statement of Position by the Advocates General regarding the request of the EU Council for an opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the planned European Patent and the European and EU Patent Court (EEUPC) has made publicly available. While the Statement says that it has been presented already on 2…

    Visae Patentes- 25 Leser -
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