“Generic“ website names can be trademarked in the US

The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the validity of the "Booking.com" trademark. This is a groundbreaking decision since similar trademarks have always been rejected as generic with reference to the precedent from the 19th century.

Brute-force generated music does not count. So far.

Software generates every possible melody and its authors have released all the melodies into the public domain in hopes of saving musicians from lawsuits.

Watch online how the Czech Republic is transposing the controversial EU directive on copyright.

Check out the new website that closely monitors the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/790 2019.

4% tax on real estate purchase to be cancelled

Cancellation of 4% tax on real estate purchase is being approved by CZ House of Representatives.

Even if the mailing list is delivered by an agency, the client pays a fine

Letting a marketing agency gather contacts for an email campaign can prove costly. The court confirmed a fine of CZK 80,000 for an entrepreneur who outsourced an e-mail campaign. He did not check sufficiently whether the agency had obtained the consents of the addressees.

Change of the Electronic Communications Act benefits consumers

The Parliament passed an amendment to Act on Electronic Communications which improves the standing of consumers in relationship with their el. communications services providers.

EUR 10 mio fine for GDPR breach

German data protection watchdog recently fined an ISP for insufficiently protecting personal data on their helpline.

More regular effective dates for laws

As a new rule, the laws should start becoming effective "in bulk", twice a year.

AG opinion on Standard Contractual Clauses

Standard contractual clauses are OK if enforceable (the USA probably not OK)