Record breaking GDPR fine imposed in Hungary as a result of a website security vulnerability

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/hungary/record-breaking-gdpr-fine-imposed-in-hungary-as-a-result-of-a-website-security-vulnerability

Since the GPDR became applicable in 2018, the Hungarian Data Protection Authority (NAIH) has seemed reluctant to impose high administrative fines. Until now the highest fine amount was approx. EUR 87,000. This has become history as recently the NAIH imposed a ...

19 June 2020

Consent in online contexts - the German Federal Court of Justice’s decision on Planet49 and Facebook

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/germany/einwilligung-im-online-kontext-bgh-urteile-in-den-verfahren-planet49-und-facebook

Today, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) handed down two important cases concerning consent, the use of cookies and the enforcement of claims under the GDPR by third parties.

28 May 2020

Federal Court confirms that schemes are not patentable merely because they are "new and ingenious" and are implemented using a computer

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/australia/full-federal-court-confirms-that-schemes-are-not-patentable-merely-because-they-are-new

The Federal Court of Australia has found a patent directed at a digital marketing scheme no more than a list of steps to be implemented by a computer using its well-known functions, and is not a patentable invention: Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd ...

22 May 2020

CJEU decision in Coty – Storage of infringing goods by Amazon on behalf of third parties for the Amazon-Marketplace does not constitute a trade mark infringement by Amazon

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/cjeu-decision-in-coty

Today’s CJEU decision in Coty Germany GmbH v Amazon (C-567/18) falls in line with the previous German decisions: A company storing goods on behalf of a third-party seller without awareness that said goods infringe third-party trade mark rights does not itself ...

02 April 2020

Drafting IT contracts in a COVID-19 environment

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/drafting-it-contracts-in-a-covid-19-environment

What do you need to do differently when drafting IT contracts given the unprecedented action from governments around the world to combat COVID-19?

30 March 2020