Intelectual Property Law,

Intellectual Property Rules: The European Commission has presented more effective changes

The Commission is presenting amended rules that will make the protection of industrial designs throughout the EU cheaper, quicker, and more predictable. The suggestions are in response to the Intellectual Property Action Plan,[1] which was established in November 2020 and aims to reform EU design protection legislation. It reflects calls from stakeholders, the Council, and


A new proposal to address liabilities caused by the AI

The European Commission proposed new guidelines[1] on 28 September that would require developers of artificial intelligence-powered software and goods to compensate victims of their creations. In 2020, the chamber had urged[2] the Commission to implement regulations to ensure victims of harmful AI can get compensation, notably requesting that creators, providers, and users of high-risk autonomous

Financial Law, Law,

Digital Service Act approved by the European Parliament: new features on online intermediaries

The European Parliament has recently passed the Digital Services Act[1], a regulation that replaces and novates the previous liability regime for information society service providers, consisting of the E-commerce Directive EC Directive 2000/31[2]. This contribution will analyze the main novelties and the continuities between the old and the new regimes. Introduction 5 July represents