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  1. Legal news
    07 January 2020
    EU top court rules out possibility to create second-hand marketplaces for digital content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-top-court-rules-out-possibility-to-create-second-hand-marketplaces-for-digital-content

    In a much-anticipated judgment delivered last month (Tom Kabinet, C-263/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’), that is the highest EU court, ruled that the provision – over the internet – of e-books ...

  2. Legal news
    08 June 2021
    Commission Inception Impact Assessment on a proposed Data Act: What does it mean for IP owners?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/commission-inception-impact-assessment-on-a-proposed-data-act

    Published in 2020, the European Commission’s Data Strategy set out a bold vision for the EU to become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better decisions (read our summary here). While the Data ...

  3. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    New study offers comprehensive assessment of open internet rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-study-offers-comprehensive-assessment-of-open-internet-rules

    Bird & Bird, together with consultancy firm Ecorys, has produced a study on behalf of the European Commission on "The implementation of the open internet provisions of the Telecoms Single Market Regulation".

  4. Legal news
    01 December 2020
    EU aims to be a global norm-setter regarding IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-aims-to-be-a-global-norm-setter-regarding-ip

    As part of its mission to achieve technology sovereignty in Europe, the European Commission last week published an Intellectual Property (IP) Action Plan, which aims to drive economic growth by helping companies ...

  5. Legal news
    07 April 2021
    UK Communications Regulator sets out plans to drive fibre roll-out and 5G connectivity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-communications-regulator-sets-out-plans-to-drive-fibre-roll-out-and-5g-connectivity

    The UK communications regulator, Ofcom published on 18 March 2021 its final decision in the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review (“WFTMR”). This sets out the regulatory landscape covering residential and business ...

  6. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Sweden makes step forward to transpose new telecoms rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/sweden-makes-step-forward-to-transpose-new-telecoms-rules

    Implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has taken a step forward in Sweden, with the publication on 4 September of a memorandum by the Swedish Government.

  7. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Europe's digital roadmap indicates two-pronged approach to platform economy and competition rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/europes-digital-roadmap-indicates-two-pronged-approach-to-platform-economy-and-competition-rules

    Margrethe Vestager gave an indication of how she intends to use her enhanced powers as both digital czar and competition law enforcer, when the European Commission presented its roadmap for Europe’s digital future on 19 ...

  8. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Double Caution: Gun Jumping Risks in M&A Transactions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/double-caution-gun-jumping-risks-in-m-and-a-transactions

    Following a few interesting EU developments regarding gun jumping in concentrations our Competition team looked into the relevance for M&A transactions, whilst taking into perspective what the ECJ and European ...