German Court Sends Online Sales Bans to ECJ

On 25 April, the German Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt filed a request for a preliminary ruling with the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in a case that turns on the ability of branded goods manufacturers to protect the reputation of their brands by controlling online trade.

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Speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill Highlights Need for Proportionate Rulemaking

Speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill Highlights Need for Proportionate Rulemaking

On April 21, the European Commission (EC) published a keynote speech delivered by Commissioner Jonathan Hill in which he reported on progress towards the EU’s proposed Capital Markets Union (CMU) and responses received as part of the EC’s call for evidence (Call for Evidence) on the European Union’s (EU) regulatory framework for financial services.

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