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Counterfeiting is bad news for everyone, bar fraudsters. Consumers are exposed to inferior or dangerous products, brands lose their value and online platforms like Allegro risk their reputation as trustworthy marketplaces. Although legal instruments to prevent IPR infringements, such as the IPR Enforcement and E-Commerce Directives, exist at EU/national level, they can be complemented by… » read more

Posted by Daniela Borlea

I hate “limited liability”. It sounds either technical & legalistic (who really knows what it means?), or mealy-mouthed and self-serving (“we don’t want to take responsibility”). There’s got to be a better name for it – a name that is catchy and simple and easy to understand. I am offering a holiday in Bali to… » read more

Posted by Chris Sherwood

An iota of protection

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution designed to put political pressure on the United States in matters of data protection. While I understand the reasons for this, I believe what underlies this resolution is very worrying. The EP’s web site yesterday announced: “NSA snooping: MEPs table proposals to protect EU citizens’ privacy“. But in… » read more

Posted by Chris Sherwood