2 August 2021, by Tian Lu
What does the term ‘MOCCA’ evoke in your mind, a kind of coffee or a specific brand? This Kat randomly asked this question to her friends currently at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Munich. Most of them regarded ‘MOCCA’ as a kind of coffee instead of a specific brand except one Italian colleague who also saw ‘MOCCA (almost phonetically identical to ‘Moka’)’ as referring to the Moka Pot.
19 July 2021, by Delia Graetz, Lucas Hieronimus and Florian Bachmann
Over the last years, the business of influencer marketing has practically exploded. Companies have begun to realise the multiplying factor of having influencers promote their brand through original and entertaining content. However, in combination with this marketing trend, several legal issues have come to the forefront. Is a post for which a brand sponsored the creator an ad? How should content creators label their posts so that their followers immediately recognise the content's commercial purpose? Several jurisdictions are currently dealing with such questions, and by far, not all have found the right approach so far. Following, you will find an analysis of how three major European jurisdictions, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, are currently dealing with these issues and whether the approaches are in touch with the requirements of the social media reality.
28 June 2021, by Merijn Chamon
On 10 June, the European Parliament passed a resolution on the application of the Conditionality Regulation. In it, it recalls its resolution of 25 March earlier this year where it requested the Commission to adopt the guidelines for the application of the regulation by the first of June.
17 June 2021, by Niccolò Galli
Patent aggregation is one of the critical paths to raise revenue and earn a return on investment in the ICT sector. It comprises all activities whereby firms build sets of related patents, so-called patent portfolios, and subsequently use these beyond manufacturing. Different kinds of entities pursue such patent aggregation activities, well beyond the usual suspects of patent trolls and pools.
10 June 2021, by Agustin Parise
Monographs and law review articles are legal sources that can be better studied and understood by dissecting (Lat. dissecare) or “cutting” them into seven pieces. Looking carefully at those pieces–as when dissecting organisms in biological sciences–can help researchers to work with sources. Monographs and law review articles can be building blocks for research projects.
Patent aggregation is one of the critical paths to raise revenue and earn a return on investment in the ICT sector. It comprises all activities whereby firms build sets of related patents, so-called patent portfolios, and subsequently use these beyond manufacturing. Different kinds of entities...
Monographs and law review articles are legal sources that can be better studied and understood by dissecting (Lat. dissecare) or “cutting” them into seven pieces. Looking carefully at those pieces–as when dissecting organisms in biological sciences–can help researchers to work with sources...
Geographical indications (hereinafter GIs) are signs used to safeguard the existence of a link between a product and its place of origin, focusing on quality and tradition.
Constructing a functioning single market for business and trade among the Member States of the European Union (EU) has been the cornerstone of the EU project, and remains one of the strongest drivers for EU-level legislative reform. Over the years, the EU has prioritized the harmonization of...
There has been substantial political debate over the last decade about the role of experts in policymaking. But how are these trends likely to develop in future? Drawing on a new edited volume, Vigjilenca Abazi, Johan Adriaensen and Thomas Christiansen set out four distinct scenarios concerning the...
Recent days have seen the meteoric rise and fall of the European Super League (ESL). This new league would have consisted of 15 founding clubs and 5 other clubs; the former consisting of ‘big clubs’ which could not be relegated and the latter in clubs who performed well over the past years on a...
On 4 March 2021, Italy decided to block a shipment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that was destined for Australia. This remarkable move, notably made in response to AstraZeneca’...
Historical novels offer a place to outreach for other legal systems, providing laboratories to study and understand law and society. There is especial value in revisiting historical novels that depict law and society, especially in these days of Covid-19. Such is the case of the novel by Daniel...
Greece emerged as the EU’s poster child in the fight against Covid-19 during the first few months of the pandemic. Its approach, while effective, is not beyond reproach. We analyse two such contested areas of Covid-19 regulation: permits of movement obtained through SMS, and restrictions to the...
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University tutor, currently contributes to the teaching of the Comparative Government course at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Joined MEPLI to research the human rights violations in the global supply chain and the role of the private sector/private law in the quagmire.
Professor of European Private Law and academic director of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute.
Scientific Coordinator at the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM), Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Professor in European Disability Law and International and European Law at Maastricht University.
Professor of Human Rights at the UNESCO Chair in human rights and peace at Maastricht University.
Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at Maastricht University and director of the Maastricht Montesquieu Institute.
Associate Professor in Tax Law and Member of Maastricht Centre for Taxation. She is also connected with ITEM.
Professor of Comparative Tax Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
PhD candidate at the Department of Public Law and a fellow of the Montesquieu Institute.
Assistant Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law and a fellow of the Montesquieu Institute Maastricht.
Professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Associate Professor in EU Law. Director of the master’s Programmes European Law School, Globalisation and Law and International laws.
Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law at the Department of Public Law, Maastricht University.
PhD researcher at the International and European Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Lecturer at the Tax Law Department at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Assistent Professor of Tax Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
Assistant Professor International and European Law at Maastricht University. Expertise within the field of children's rights.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Maastricht University and coordinator of the Centre for European Research in Maastricht.
Associate Professor in European Private Law and Associate Director of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute.
Assistant Professor at Maastricht University, post doc researcher at the Open University in Heerlen and a practising lawyer in Belgium.
PhD fellow at the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI).
Assistant Professor of Tax Law. Marcel teaches international and European Tax Law in Maastricht University.
Assistant Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law at Maastricht University.
Associate Professor of European Union Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
Criminologist and since January 2007 he has been working as a Professor of Criminology at the UM.
Junior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Public Law at at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
Associate Professor and Veni research fellow in European Law. She is associate director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL).
Assistant Professor Private Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
PhD candidate at the Private Law Department at UM and affiliated to the IUS COMMUNE Research School.
Started Sustainable Tax Solutions in conjunction with Quantera Global since January 2015.
Teaches International and European Tax Law and Cross-border taxation of human capital at Maastricht University.
Assistent Professor of Public Law at Maastricht University.
Sieb Kingma is junior teacher at the Department of Tax Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
PhD researcher at the International and European Law Department and affiliated to the MACIMIDE research group.
Assistant Professor Healt Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
Lecturer in Public International Law at the department of International and European Law at UM.
Professor of European Administrative Law and Public Administration at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
Assistant Professor Labour Law at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Marie-Therese Gold is a PhD researcher supervised by Bruno de Witte and Monica Claes at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Assistant Professor Social Law at the Departement of Public Law, Maastricht University.
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