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Tune in, catch up: EU changes to TV and radio transmission rules

Linear TV and radio services are increasingly being consumed via the internet. Technical developments allowing the on-demand consumption of audio and audio-visual content on different user devices have also changed viewer...more

EU Regulation Reform - Unjustified Geo-Blocking To Be Phased Out By End Of 2018

Geo-blocking is the practice of preventing internet users in one jurisdiction from accessing services elsewhere based on the user’s geographic location. The European Commission wants to eliminate geo-blocking within the EU –...more

Can the EU Deliver? The EU Regulation on Cross-border Parcel Delivery

The European Union (EU) has reached a provisional agreement on a proposed new Regulation on EU cross-border parcel delivery services. The European Commission’s aim is to make pricing and tariffs more transparent and give...more

Catching Up? A New Consumer Protection Cooperation Regime for the EU

The European Union (“EU”) has long had a focus on consumer protection of EU residents. A new proposed EU regulation is set to improve the cross-border enforcement regime for consumer protection legislation. The new rules will...more

Proceed To Check Out? The Impact Of 2018 European E-Commerce Reforms

The European Union (EU) has made reform of the e-commerce rules in Europe one of its main priorities for 2018. The European Commission has already published two proposed Directives relating to cross-border e-commerce but...more

Proceed To Check Out? The Impact Of 2018 European E-Commerce Reforms

Summary - The European Union (EU) has made reform of the e-commerce rules in Europe one of its main priorities for 2018. The European Commission has already published two proposed Directives relating to cross-border...more

Regulatory Changes Ahead: The 2018 Landscape for Technology Businesses in Europe

Summary - The European Union has published its 2018 Work Programme which sets out a challenging agenda of legislative and regulatory change for the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sectors, to be delivered in...more

New Procurement Threshold Values Apply Across Europe from January 1, 2018

Every two years, the European Union updates the threshold values that trigger the need for a regulated public procurement exercise across Europe. The financial thresholds effective from January 1, 2018 have now been...more

Mandatory Changes Proposed to UK Government Contracts’ Data Privacy Terms

The UK government has announced that it intends to write to all government contractors in order to make unilateral changes to all UK government contracts to comply with impending changes in EU data privacy law....more

EU Digital Single Market Update – Online Platforms and Illegal Content

As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has identified the issue of combatting illegal content online as a key challenge for online platforms. It has now released guidance to online platforms...more

The EU Digital Market Strategy – A Mid-Term Review

The EU has published a review of its vaunted Digital Single Market strategy, mid-way through the current five-year term of the European Commission. “On track, with room for improvement” summarises the official...more

Keeping the Facuet Open: The Implications of Brexit for European Public Procurement

The implications of Britain’s decision in June 2016 to leave the EU are gradually becoming clearer. In the area of government procurement, a paper by the European Parliament has highlighted the various models available to UK...more

UK Supreme Court to Contractors: Are You Serious?

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the damages remedy available to aggrieved government contractors under the EU procurement regime is only available if an authority breach is sufficiently serious. The decision will add an...more

New UK Reporting Requirements On Payment Practices For Large Businesses

Under new rules that came into effect in the UK on 6 April 2017, certain large companies and large limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will be required to regularly publish public reports on their payment practices and...more

Our Top Ten Tips On Following The Brexit Process

Nine months after the UK voted to leave the EU, the formal exit process has finally started. Within two years, the UK will be out of the EU either on agreed terms or cast adrift with no deal. The negotiating rhetoric...more

Brexit: The UK Supreme Court Confirms that Only Parliament Has the Power to Trigger Article 50

The Supreme Court has spoken - .. On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, ruled that Parliament must be consulted before Article 50 is triggered. Article 50 is the provision of the Treaty of the...more

Consortium Bidding in European Government Contracts

Consortium bids are relatively common in the European government contract sector. But, under European law, what happens in a situation where a company which is part of a bidding consortium drops out during the procurement...more

MoFo IP Newsletter - November 2016

FDA (Finally!) Issues New Regulations to Clarify Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation: How to Use Patent “Use Codes” - October 6, 2016, the FDA issued a final rule implementing certain provisions of the Medicare...more

MoFo Brexit Briefing: U.S. Election Special Report

The election of a new president of the United States is always an event of major world significance. As with every new president, the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States is of importance to...more

UK Digital Economy Bill

The UK government has published its Digital Economy Bill, intended to lead to a new Digital Economy Act. Although this is not the first time that the UK has produced legislation on the Digital Economy, the timing of the...more

Ten Key Legal Issues to Consider When Moving Stateside

Stateside - Even before the uncertainties following the Brexit referendum result, a move to the U.S. was an attractive proposition for high growth UK businesses. Common language, similar culture, access to capital and a...more

Cloud Computing: A move towards harmonization, or continuation of a tiered service provision?

Regulators in Europe have continued to publish guidance notes designed to encourage the take-up of cloud computing services. As we report in this Alert, the views of the UK financial services regulator on the risks and...more

Brexit: The UK Clarifies Its Position On Intellectual Property

The process of Brexit will take time, and the implications for our clients’ business will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating across all our offices and working with clients on your key concerns and...more

The Digital Single Market Strategy: One Year On

In May 2015, the European Commission announced its Digital Single Market Strategy to accelerate the creation of a digital single market (DSM) across the EU. The EU’s aim is to broaden access to e-commerce, media and...more

MoFo Brexit Briefing

In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted by a narrow majority to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). For the time being, the UK remains a member of the EU, and all existing EU-derived laws and...more

6/28/2016  /  EU , Member State , Referendums , UK , UK Brexit
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