Fashion models can protect their image by trade mark registration?

Between 2017 and 2018, two fashion models from the Netherlands (Rozanne Verduin and Yasmin Wijnaldum) filed for registration towards the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), two figurative marks depicting a portrait image. EU application 017358458 – portrait of Rozanne Verduin EU application 017953534 – portret of Yasmin Wijnaldum   https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/017358458 https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/017953534 Both trade marks were filed requesting protection for services provided by models, fashion models and mannequins.             In…

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Enforcement procedure recovery of debt through the Slovenian courts

Enforcement proceedings are initiated by a domestic or foreign creditor filing a motion for enforcement with the court. The court then decides on the creditor’s motion and if it grants the motion, it issues an enforcement order authorizing the proposed enforcement. Enforcement proceedings (and thus enforcement of the debtor’s obligations) can be initiated by the creditor in two ways, depending on the basis on which he files the motion for…

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Definitons and regulation of illegal work and illegal employment in Slovakia

Illegal employment and attempts to circumvent the provisions on dependent work are among the most common offenses and subsequent sanctions in the field of employment in Slovakia. Labor inspectorates detect approximately 2,500 illegally employed natural persons each year. In practice, these illegal activities are mostly carried out mainly in the field of construction, consulting services, cleaning services, retail and wholesale. Thus, an worker who works but does not have a…

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Insights in commercial claims management in Germany

Pursuing commercial payment or supply claims in Germany may appear risky and gruesome, in particular if the applicant is located in a different jurisdiction and has little or no experience with claims management in Germany, in particular German court. Procedural nitty-gritty, costs, time, and an imbalance in information may deter you and your company from going after what is rightfully yours. Your payment claim may originate from parts or components…

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Purchase of real estate in Slovenia by a foreigner: conditions for legal and natural persons

Given that the real estate market is on the rise despite the »corona crisis« and that Slovenia is a small but very culturally and regionally diverse country, with seafront, mountains, forests and lakes, a popular destination for boutique tourism, buying real estate is an interesting investment opportunity. In view of the above, this article presents the main highlights of acquiring real estate in Slovenia and the things foreign buyers need…

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Cookies according to the Slovak Electronic communications act

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. The information the cookie contains is set by the web page server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. People are currently experiencing cookie issues on a daily basis due to the cookie bars, which can be found…

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Introduction to Croatian personal data protection regime

Given that Croatia is a member state of the European Union, the main and primary legislative source for personal data protection in Croatia is the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) („GDPR“).…

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Franchise Contract – Summary of the Romanian regulation

Elena Grecu – Attorney at law Mihaela Bălău – Attorney at law Franchising is a very convenient way to open a business, given the advantages it presents. In Romania, the franchise has become increasingly popular, as Romanians have recognized that it ensures for the business’ owner a concept already known to the target audience that facilitates market entry, reduced risks as well as shared costs. Definition Romania is the second…

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Franchise Contracts – Summary of the Hungarian regulation

Franchising is a very popular and effective form of economic cooperation. There are many advantages to entering into a franchise contract, or what is known as a lease contract in Act V of 2013 on the Civil Code (hereinafter referred to as Civil Code). In this article, we shall describe the characteristics of the franchise contract. 1. Definition For a long time, Hungarian law did not regulate franchise contracts as…

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Introduction to Romanian data protection law regime

Romania, as a Member-State of the European Union, is a subject to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (hereafter referred to as GDPR). On the basis of this act and for the purpose of its implementation, the Romanian authorities adopted a new Law no. 190/2018 (hereafter referred to as Data Protection Law), which entered into force on 31 July 2018. Besides of that, since 24 June 2018 the Law no.…

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