European Court of Justice defines trademark abuse in use of keywords identical to protected trademarks

The European Court of Justice has set legal precedent by clarifying the scope of trademark protection in the EU. On 22 September the Court ruled in the case of Marks and Spencer vs. Interflora and issued a judgement that severely affects competitors who try to take advantage of a protected trademark by misusing internet referencing[…]

Cars to be able to dial emergency services in case of serious accidents by 2015

An emergency call system for road accidents is to be part of all new models of cars and light vehicles in the EU from 2015 onwards. The eCall system will automatically dial the single European emergency number 112 in the event of a serious accident, communicating the vehicle’s location to first respondents even when participants[…]