Standard essential patents and FRAND licensing: publication by the EC of the proposal for a regulation puts the EUIPO in the spotlight for the development of IoTThe European Commission has presented a proposal for a regulation that aims to promote the transparency and predictability of licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) and that will promote the development, among other areas, of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Portugal: Law No. 7/2022 prohibits geo-blocking and discrimination practices in electronic sales to consumers in the autonomous regionsLaw no. 7/2022, published on January 10, aims to prohibit geo-blocking and unjustified discrimination, as well as other forms of discrimination in online sales based, directly or indirectly, on the place of residence or establishment of the consumer, applying to all traders who make goods or services available in the Portuguese territory.
Important changes in consumer protection laws: from sanctions for the use of absolutely prohibited clauses to additional information dutiesPortuguese Decree-Law no. 109-G/2021 published on last December 10, proceeds with the partial transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/2161 into the Portuguese legal order and amends several consumer protection rules contained in different diplomas.