Latest blog articles with tag International and European law

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    Jean Monnet

    22 June 2020
    Jean Monnet (1888-1979) is, in some ways, an unlikely person to be honoured by having a university hall called after him. Indeed, Monnet left school at the age of sixteen, never obtained a university degree, and indeed never started university studies. He grew up in the city of Cognac as the son of a négociant , a trader in the famous local fortified wines. From the age of 19, the young Jean started to travel across the world to sell the ‘cognac Monnet’ (a brand that still exists today). He had no time to undertake university studies. So, if he was not a ‘great...
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    Paparazzo photos: copyright protected works or an intrusion into the celebrity’s private life?

    22 June 2020
    IGIR in Law
    To get photos of celebrities, paparazzi photographers wait for their targets to end up in the frame. They believe that the minute they released the shutter, the pictures are copyright protected. They don’t know that they might (un)knowingly or (un)intentionally breach someone’s right to privacy.
  • Brexit blog NL 2019 - welke opties zijn er - Aalt Willem Heringa

    Analysis: “Brexit, CSDP and the Arbitration Clause”

    19 June 2020
    Sometimes cases come along in which several unusual suspects come together. JF v EUCAP Somalia (T-194/20), for which the notification was published last Monday in the Official Journal, is one of them. In this case, a British national’s contract with the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) mission, EUCAP Somalia, was terminated in January 2020 by the Head of Mission citing the UK’s imminent withdrawal from the EU. JF, the British national, challenges that decision arguing that, at least during the transition period, he should be treated like all other...
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    The US Shop Safe Bill: protecting consumers but not brand owners

    5 June 2020
    IGIR in Law
    The rise of e-commerce has resulted in a sharp increase of counterfeit products in the market. The new US Shop Safe Bill introduces liability for online marketplaces, but only in case of counterfeit products that are risky for consumers, which makes this bill a preventive health measure for consumers rather than conferring protection for brand owners.
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