Since the 1990s, digitalisation has been advancing at speed across all industrial sectors, public entities and society at large; and railways are no exception. Digital technologies already govern rail customers’ expectations, ticket reservation and purchasing habits, operators’ information and payments systems, but experts believe these technologies have much more to offer the sector. Digitalisation is key to industry competitiveness and has therefore become an EU priority.
December 2018 compared with November 2018.
In 2015, Italian entrepreneurs filed an application with the European Intellectual Property Office(‘EUIPO’) for registration of the following EU trade mark, which they had been using, for, among others, goods in Classes 18 and 25 of the international classification.
Update:Commission prohibits Wieland’s proposed acquisition of Aurubis Rolled Products and Schwermetall. A statement by Commissioner is available.
The European Commission has prohibited, under the EU Merger Regulation, Wieland’s proposed acquisition of Aurubis Rolled Products and Aurubis’ stake in Schwermetall.
It had serious concerns the merger would reduce competition and increase prices for rolled copper products used by European manufacturers.
Orgalim, Brussels, 4 February 2019.