Transposition of the new GDPR provisions – Publication of Decree n° 2018-687

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Publication of Law n° 2018-670 related to the protection of trade secrets

Following the adoption of the Directive (EU) 2016/943 of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, EU Member States are now putting in place reforms aiming to establish a legal...
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The opening of bank data to Fintechs

The Directive n°2015/2366 of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market known as "PSD2" came into effect on 13 January 2018. This Directive which aims to develop innovative payment services has been implemented into French law by the ...
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Client Choice Award 2018: BEHRING wins the award for its telecom practice

We are delighted to inform you that, for the second year in row, BEHRING wins the Client Choice Award for its practice in telecommunications law.

The official list of selected firms is available on the Client Choice website http://www.clientchoice.com/ and the page regarding...
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The IFER tax is extended to fiber and coaxial cable

The extension of the flat-rate tax on network businesses (IFER) to broadband and high-speed networks in now a reality.

Article 49 of law n°2017-1775 of 28 December 2017 of the Amending Finance Law 2017 amends ...
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The French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) approves the geographical indication "Porcelaine de Limoges"

A Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is an official sign of origin and quality implemented by European regulation in 1992 and now governed by the Regulation n°1151/2012 of 21 November 2012 . Originally limited to specific food products that bore geographical names and linked to their...
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Sapin II law: What are the new obligations for companies?

The law n°2016-1691of 9 December 2016 targeting transparency, anti-bribery and the modernization of the economic life, known as "Loi Sapin II" imposes new requirements for some companies and notably: ...
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Every slogan is not a trademark

To be eligible as a trademark, a slogan, as any other sign, shall bear a distinctive character, meaning it shall serve as an indication of origin for the covered products and services and not be limited to a promotional function.

The European Union...
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Digital platforms: the decrees strengthening transparency and loyalty obligations are published

Under the Act for a Digital Republic (loi pour une République Numérique) dated 7 October 2016, three decrees have been signed on 29 September 2017 in order to strengthen the transparency and the loyalty of digital platforms as described in article ...
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Connected vehicles and personal data

The development of connected vehicles has raised many concerns from drivers concerning the protection of their personnel data.

With regard to the risk of the violation of the regulation applicable to the personal data by these new technological tools (sensors,...
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