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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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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Introduction to Slovenian data protection law regime

The Republic of Slovenia (hereafter referred to as Slovenia) is one of the European Union Member-States that has still not implemented a new law on data protection regarding the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (hereafter referred to as GDPR). While GDPR is directly applicable in the whole territory of the European Union, it has left several issues for consideration of its particular country. Unfortunately, in Slovenia there is…

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Introduction to the Polish data protection law regime

Data protection law regime in Poland, as a member of the European Union (hereafter referred as the EU), is mainly presented by national normative acts that correspond to the general EU data protection order. In 1997 Poland adopted the Personal Data Protection Act in order to implement provisions of the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/ EC. A few years later, the Telecommunications Act of 16 July 2004 defined the processing…

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Introduction to the Slovak data protection law regime

The Slovak Republic is a Member-State of the European Union, and logically it is bound by the provisions of General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (hereafter referred as GDPR). With regard to that act, Slovakia adopted the Slovak Data Protection Act (Act No. 18/2018 Coll., hereinafter referred to as the Data Protection Act) in order to protect personal data, as well as to amend and supplement certain other national legal acts.…

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