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The opening of bank data to Fintechs

The Directive n°2015/2366 of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market known as "PSD2" came into effect on 13 January 2018. This Directive which aims to develop innovative payment services has been implemented into French law by the order n°2017-1252 of 9 August......

Client Choice Award 2018: BEHRING wins the award for its telecom practice

We are delighted to inform you that, for the second year in row, BEHRING wins the Client Choice Award for its practice in telecommunications law....

The IFER tax is extended to fiber and coaxial cable

The extension of the flat-rate tax on network businesses (IFER) to broadband and high-speed networks in now a reality....


As part of the ‘flexisecurity’ movement and pursuing the dynamics of revision of the Labour code initiated by the previous governments, no less than five orders adopted on 22 September 2017 are trying to take up the challenge of modernizing and securing both the social dialogue and work......

The French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) approves the geographical indication "Porcelaine de Limoges"

A Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is an official sign of origin and quality implemented by European regulation in 1992 and now governed by the Regulation n°1151/2012 of 21 November 2012. Originally limited to specific food products that bore geographical names and linked to their......

Sapin II law: What are the new obligations for companies?

The law n°2016-1691of 9 December 2016 targeting transparency, anti-bribery and the modernization of the economic life, known as "Loi Sapin II" imposes new requirements for some companies and notably:

1.         for companies having at least 50......

Every slogan is not a trademark

To be eligible as a trademark, a slogan, as any other sign, shall bear a distinctive character, meaning it shall serve as an indication of origin for the covered products and services and not be limited to a promotional function. ...

Digital platforms: the decrees strengthening transparency and loyalty obligations are published

Under the Act for a Digital Republic (loi pour une République Numérique) dated 7 October 2016, three decrees have been signed on 29 September 2017 in order to strengthen the transparency and the loyalty of digital platforms as described in article L. 111-7 of the consumer Code......

Connected vehicles and personal data

The development of connected vehicles has raised many concerns from drivers concerning the protection of their personnel data. ...

ECHR sets out the circumstances under which employees messages can be monitored

In its decision dated 5 September 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sets out the circumstances under which employers can monitor their employees’ personal electronic communications at their workplace. It also states under which circumstances employers can use the......

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