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Processing of Personal Data (Education Sector) Regulations (L.N. 19 of 2015)

Processing of Personal Data (Education Sector) Regulations (L.N. 19 of 2015)

Processing of personal data in relation to students, parents and legal guardians by educational institutions such as licensed schools, is permitted for administration, daily operation and providing necessary educational services under the Education Act. Personal data processing is also permitted for academic progress monitoring and organization of extra-curricular activities as ... Read More »

No co-determination for dummy cameras

No co-determination for dummy cameras

(Higher Labor Court of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, decision dated November 12, 2014 – 3 TaBV 5/14) If an employer plans to monitor the behavior or performance of employees by introducing or using technical systems that are designed or at least suitable for such purposes, the Works Council is entitled to an ... Read More »

McDonald’s isn’t sweet on McSweet

McDonald’s isn’t sweet on McSweet

After selling pickles under the MCSWEET mark for nearly 20 years, Washington-based McSweet LLC applied for a federal trademark registration, only to be blocked by McDonald’s ubiquitous MC family of marks. As the reader undoubtedly knows, McDonald’s family of MC marks includes everything from MCDONALD’S and MCFLURRY to MCCHICKEN, MCDOUBLE, ... Read More »

“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

The Law Reports are littered with examples of failures by celebrities and the owners of well-known fictional characters to prevent third parties using their images, or the images of those fictional characters, on merchandise. Examples of well-known “losers” include Tarzan, the rock band Linkin Park, the pop group Abba, the ... Read More »

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