A ‘wildcat strike’ by flight staff following the surprise announcement of a restructuring does not constitute an ‘extraordinary circumstance’ , releasing the airline from its obligation to pay compensation in the event of cancellation or long delay of flight
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
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
The work of the trilogues constitutes a decisive stage in the legislative process.
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.
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
That clause removes from the mechanism of judicial review of EU law disputes which may relate to the application or interpretation of that law.
Adidas may oppose the registration, as an EU trade mark, of two parallel stripes on shoes by Shoe Branding Europe.
The marks applied for in the case risk taking unfair advantage of adidas’ earlier mark representing three parallel stripes on a shoe.
That legislation prevents, in a discriminatory manner, operators of games of chance established in another Member State from having access to the Hungarian market for those games.
– Christian Louboutin, Christian Louboutin SAS v Van Haren Schoenen BV
According to Advocate General Szpunar, a trade mark combining colour and shape may be refused or declared invalid on the grounds set out under EU trade mark law. The analysis must relate exclusively to the intrinsic value of the shape and take no account of attractiveness of the goods flowing from the reputation of the mark or its proprietor.
By contrast, as the assignee of other consumers’ claims, he cannot benefit from the consumer forum for the purposes of a collective action.
To give a candidate that right serves the objective of the EU legislation to guarantee the protection of the right of individuals to respect for private life with regard to the processing of personal data relating to them
The digitisation of broadcasting in the EU has been encouraged by the Commission since 2002 because it has significant advantages over analogue broadcasting. This digitisation can be carried out technically via terrestrial, satellite or cable platforms or through broadband Internet access.
The same applies if that company has economic links with the third party which now holds the rights to that trade mark in the UK.