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Press Release: In order to decide whether there is an ‘evocation’ prohibited by EU law, the national court must determine whether a consumer thinks directly of the protected geographical indication ‘Scotch Whisky’ when he sees a comparable product bearing the designation ‘Glen’

It is not sufficient that the designation is liable to evoke, in the consumer concerned, some kind of association of ideas with the protected indication or the relevant geographical area.

Press Release: The administrator of a fan page on Facebook is jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of data of visitors to the page

The data protection authority of the Member State in which the administrator has its seat may, under Directive 95/46,1 act both against the administrator and against the Facebook subsidiary established in that Member State

Press Release: Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice declare that the mere omission to provide the user with information on the preinstallation of voicemail and internet-access services on a SIM card intended to be inserted into a smartphone does not constitute an unfair commercial practice if that user has previously been informed about the terms of access and the cost of those services

Press Release: The right to compensation for long delays of flights applies to connecting flights to third States with stopovers outside the EU

A change of aircraft during the stopover does not alter the fact that two or more flights booked as a single unit must be considered a single connecting flight.

Judgment in Case C-537/17 Claudia Wegener v Royal Air Maroc SA

Press release: For having failed to implement EU law on the collection and treatment of urban waste water within the time-limit, Italy is ordered to pay a lump sum of €25 million and a fine of more than €30 million for every six months of delay

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Press release: The General Court confirms the validity of the restrictions introduced at EU level in 2013 against the insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to bees

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Press Release: Esso Raffinage v European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

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Press Release: The General Court dismisses the action for damages brought by almost 1 500 individuals following the adoption by the Commission of a 2016 regulation on pollutant emissions from vehicles

Without ruling on the legality of that regulation, the annulment of which is sought by several European capitals in other cases, the General Court finds that those almost 1 500 individuals have not established that the alleged harm is actual and certain or personal.

Press Release: The forest management operations concerning the Puszcza Białowieska Natura 2000 site that have been undertaken by Poland infringe EU law

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Press Release: Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-99/17 P: Infineon Technologies AG v Commission

In the context of the cartel in the smart card chip market, Advocate General Wathelet proposes that the Court should set aside the judgment handed down by the General Court against Infineon Technologies and refer the case back to the General Court

Press Release: EU law precludes a Slovak tax on the value of sold or unused greenhouse gas emission allowances at a rate of 80%

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Press Release: Judgment in Case C-320/16 – Uber France SAS

Member States may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service, without notifying the Commission in advance of the draft legislation laying down criminal penalties for the exercise of such activities

Press release: The General Court annuls the decision whereby the Commission rejected an application for review of the marketing authorisation granted to products containing genetically modified soybeans

The effects of GMOs on human or animal health may fall within the area of the environment, so that non-governmental organisations may refer to those aspects within an application for review based on the Aarhus Regulation.

Press Release: An airline which operated only the first leg of a connecting flight in one Member State can be sued before the courts of the final destination in another Member State for compensation for delays

That is the case where the different flights were part of a single booking for the entire journey and the long delay of the arrival at the final destination is due to an irregularity which took place on the first of those flights

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