Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Cybersecurity


It is a case of importance for the music industry, which the Court of Justice ruled on in its decision of 29 July 20191.

The case concerns sampling, a method nowadays commonly used in the creation of musical works.

Read more: Music in Europe: European Court of Justice Rules on Sampling

The recent judgement from the Court of justice of the EU concludes that designs and models do not benefit from copyright protection just because of the simple fact that they create a visual and an aesthetic differentiated impact.

The Court judgment differentiates between (i) the protection that should be applied to the drawings and models made by the brand and (ii) the protection guaranteed by the copyright.

Read more: The Court of Justice of the EU Rules the Requirements for an Object to Have Copyright Protection

Author: Susan Kohn Ross

In Part 1, we summarized the recent legislative changes regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Bearing in mind the CCPA takes effect on January 1, 2020 and the Attorney General is required to issue regulations by July 1, 2020, these regulations both meet that time frame, but also seek to provide much-needed guidance to industry.

Read more: California Consumer Privacy Act: Are You Ready? (Part 2)

The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) has just handed down its ruling on questions of consent for the use of cookies in Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände – Veerbracherzentrale Bundesverband eV v Planet49 GmbH (“Planet 49 case”).

Read more: Cookies and Consent - CJEU Found Pre-Ticked Boxes Not Sufficient