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Estonian digital paw print in Europe

In December 2000, the Digital Signatures Act entered into force in Estonia. In less than two years, the first contract was concluded by using digital signature and soon electronic identification and digital signatures became part of daily life of Estonian people. When visiting other countries, we allowed ourselves an occasional smirk when looking how natives Read more

Cryptocurrency disputes have reached the courts

How and why to make a distinction between crypto coins and crypto tokens? It is a question increasingly addressed to legal advisers. The lawyers of TRINITI Finance, Intellectual Property and IT Law teams advise their customers namely in these areas. Read more

You got too much money for protecting your reputation?

The European Court of Human Rights passed a judgement in a case last year where the main issue was whether or not the court had ordered excessively large compensation for non-pecuniary damage for defamation. More precisely, was the 1,25 million euros ordered by the Court of Justice of Ireland too big a sum for publishing Read more

Is UBER transport or it service?

On 11th May, Advocate General Szpunar of European Union Court of Justice delivered an opinion in preliminary ruling procedure C-343/15. In Spain, the issue in proceedings was a service by the name of UberPop, whereby non-professional private drivers transport passengers using their own vehicles. Read more

Launch of the Reformed EU Trademark System

First and foremost, the name of a trademark protected in the whole European Union and hitherto known as the Community trademark is being changed. From March 23, 2016 it will be called the European Union trademark. All the existing Community trademarks and their applications will be renamed to the European Union’s trademarks and their applications. Read more