European IP Bulletin - Issue 83, August/September 2011


In This Issue:

Article 29 Working Party Opinion On The Definition of Consent: An Unambiguous View of The Future; Ranbaxy v AstraZeneca: Skilled Persons; The Money Saving Expert Protects Distinctive Trade Marks; Fashion Designer Allowed to Prevent Use of Name Despite Selling All Rights; Geographical Indications Not Automatically Protected under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules; Users and Consumers; US Copyright Alert System: A Model for Europe?; Digital Copyright Exchange; Green Paper on Online Distribution of Audiovisual Works; Commission Publishes Responses to Consultation on Enforcement of IP Rights; The Information Commissioner’s Office Draft Guidance on Monetary Penalties; and Prize-Draw Competitions Referred to The Court of Justice of The European Union.

Article 29 Working Party Opinion On The Definition of Consent: An Unambiguous View of The Future

On 13 July 2011, the Article 29 Working Party published Opinion 15/2011 on the definition of consent (WP 187) for the purposes of processing personal data in the European Union. The opinion provides a thorough analysis of the concept of consent as currently used in the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and the amended e-Privacy Directive (2002/58/EC).

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