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Does one EU country have to accept the gender entry of another EU country?

Situation: German citizen B is born in Germany but moves to Estonia at some point and is registered in the Estonian population register with male gender and issued an Estonian ID card. B moves back ...
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Pension rights post Brexit

In the EU, if you worked in another member state for a period of time, that period will add to the minimum amount of time you need to work to be able to claim pension from another member state (with ...
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Is a sales clause prohibiting the buyer of exporting the goods outside of a zone legal?

I bought some goods at my local Mercedes dealer in France, and I was stunned by a sales contract clause that reads : Le client s'engage : Export interdit hors UE/AELC/MC Translation mine The client ...
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Do Game Boys lose their CE certification if modified?

On the Game Boy color and Game Boy Advance I found the CE sign. I think this sign is mandatory and without it they may not be sold in the EU (at least commercially). For both of these 2 models there ...
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The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, also known as EU Copyright Directive and file 2016/0280(COD)

Going to WikiPedia, I have been drawn attention to a new EU directive on Copyright. The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, also known as EU Copyright Directive and file 2016/0280(...
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Meeting the "traditional" requirement for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

The EU's Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme is defined in Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and supplemented by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 664/2014 (http://...
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What happens if I accept work contracts in two EU countries at the same time?

I am going to accept a job in Dublin, Irealnd but I also have an opportunity of getting a work contract in the Czech Republic. The latter job would be mostly remote (it would require me to visit the ...
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Returning goods bought online in Poland as foreigner

I am a Czech national living just at the Polish border. I want to buy a laptop online at Polish online store called Morele.net. The store offers the goods to be sent to a Polish post office for pickup ...
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How far does fair-use apply for a source that contains several critiqued resources?

As far as I'm aware, if you're writing an article on a movie (or something similar), you can use screenshots and such from the movie to illustrate your points under fair use law. Example: Under fair ...
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When targeting EU digital markets, is it enough to be GDPR compliant, or does one need to check the privacy laws of each EU country separately?

When targeting EU digital markets, is it enough to be GDPR compliant with regards to data privacy, or does one need to check the privacy laws of each EU country separately? There exists an argument ...
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Is the creation and usage of a full-text index (for full-text search in a document) a copyright infringement (EU)?

My research points towards "no". From here: Full Text Indexes Are Data About Books, and That’s Fair Use From here: full-text indexing is allowed as fair use under US copyright law. ...
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When is a permission required to attack a system?

Never attack something you don't have a permission for! This is one of the golden rules of penetration testing, yet it's surprisingly unclear. What exactly counts as an attack, and when do I need ...
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GDPR compliance for software that lets users store PII of other people

Most times you see GDPR it relates to the first party storing data about their users, customers, whatever. I'm a developer for some hosted software (SaaS if you will) that allows —as a very tangential ...
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How does the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings address cooperation between between EU and non-EU insolvency courts?

In particular, I am curious how the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings addresses issues with cross-border corporate groups. The UNCITRAL Model Law contains provisions on the cooperation of ...
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Blizzard's EULA for map editor claims that all content created in it is their sole property

Recently release Warcraft III Reforged's EULA includes this passage: Ownership Custom Games are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Blizzard. Without limiting the foregoing, you ...
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Is the invalidity of the Data Retention Directive completely retroactive and what are the implications w.r.t. the Charter of Fundamental Rights?

On 8 April 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared the 2006/24/EC Data Retention Directive (DRD) invalid because it violated the rights guaranteed by Articles 7 & 8 of the ...
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How to use "generic color" to describe tertiary colors in gradient logo if filing for color claimed trademark?

With a multicolored gradient logo (not just a two-color gradient) and filing a color logo trademark in the EU, there is a need to describe the colors using "generic" color names. In such a ...
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Is it legal for internet service providers in the EU to severely and systematically undercut advertised bandwidths?

I have a new mobile data plan with a contractually agreed-upon bandwidth limit of "up to 3 Mbit/s". To my knowledge, the "up to" only accounts for unavoidable reductions in ...
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Is Blizzard in violation of REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 for not letting users change their account real name?

When a player creates an account in battle.net Blizzard asks for your real name but many players registered when they were stupid little brats and wrote some pretty dumb things. The problem is that ...
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Hobbyist electronics in cars

In order to place a professional electronics product inside a car or other vehicle moving in traffic, it has to be put through mandatory type approval, a test carried out by a neutral 3rd party test ...
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Using a trademarked word in the same business domain as the top-level domain (TLD) for typosquatting

In this example, the names are fictional. I have a fruit store called "aple" (with one p, which is commonly misspelled and is not a dictionary word). My real domain is "aple.store"....
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Can a father prevent the daughter from going on holiday with the EX-wife?

If a 10 years old girl is daughter of a divorced Italian couple, and an Italian court disposed for her a shared trust like 30%-70% (father - mother respectively), does the mother have the right to ...
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EU trademark registered in bad faith

Company A has been using an unregistered trademark for 15+ years in the EU. Newly established company B registers the trademark in EU, and sends a cease and desist to company A. My understanding is ...
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Is it allowed for a French company to only accept French passports for registration for a service

La Poste has an online identification system called "l'identité numérique" for which registration requires a French passport or "Titre de séjour français" see this. As a non-French ...
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My .eu domain name was stolen. What are my options?

I have a company in a small European country, with a short, simple, generic name, say Generic, pvt. ltd. For many years, I've had the domain generic.eu However, I forgot to change my owner email ...
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Hiring freelancers in Germany

This question is the counterpart to Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany. What are the laws concerning hiring a freelancer for a short project (for example an international freelancer ...
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What effect does the EU Biopatent Directive have if there is the independent European Patent Office with its own law and court?

The EU Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) are currently fighting over whether plants that are not registered varieties are patentable. The EPO exists independently from the EU as an ...
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Partially Paid by US entity under B1/B2 Visa or Visa waiver. Is it legal?

My EU employer is an affiliate company of a US company. Whenever the EU company’s employees are required to travel to US (under B1/B2 visa or a Visa waiver program) for some meetings with some US ...
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What are legal ways to get a persons address (Person living in Ireland, I'm living in The Netherlands)?

This is a follow-up to my previous question. I filed for a European small claims procedure but the only address I had of that person, seems invalid. The people at the address in question claim they ...
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Is recording of other people in a work context without permission legal in Romania?

I am shortly going to Romania to perform an IT Audit. As an auditor, we often have to deal with people who become hostile towards us. For my own protection, in the United Kingdom I always video ...
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Who is the data controller of users' data of a SaaS platform?

Person A is an employee of company B, which in turn is a customer of a SaaS platform from company C. Both companies are within the EU. The B company uses the software to keep track of its customers, ...
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How will GPDR effect the use of peoples names as unique identifiers?

I'm a network admin at work, and in some circumstances peoples names as used as identifiers for rules, maybe for DHCP, or firewall rules to explain why a rule exists. 'Bob McBobberson needs access to ...
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Are women only scholarships legal under Irish / EU law?

As a student of a software engineering course I tend to receive tech related emails. Over the last year I've received 3 scholarship related emails of which all were titled with something along the ...
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EU data locality

Quite a few EU based customers are requesting data locality information in preparation for GDPR which becomes effective on May 25, 2018. However as far as I can tell GDPR contains no requirements for ...
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Is this cancellation policy legal?

I reserved a motorhome in Iceland. On the invoice the cancellation policy was listed. I didn't pay the invoice and then cancelled the reservation 2 months prior to the starting date. I cancelled ...
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Difference between Europol members and Europol cooperating countries

According to Europol, they are actually 28 members in this organization but also numbers of others external co-operating countries like Switzerland, Norway and even USA So, what the point of being ...
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Can I get kicked out of the UK if they leave the EU?

I am an Irish citizen and I moved to the UK a few years ago. Now they are going to vote whether to leave the EU. I know they might decide not to apply the law retrospectively but by law- would they be ...
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Under Irish law can the Gardaí give a person's statement to a 3rd party government department?

I have an Irish law question. I have tried to get a few solicitors to answer it but they seem unable to give me a concrete answer. I'm hoping someone on here can help or point me in the right ...
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EU spam legislation Spain, which action can be taken and to whom?

Me and hundreds of other people are receiving a unsolicited emails from a major Spanish based airline. They seem to not have an unsubscription feature and when contacted they refuse to delete emails ...
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How to register a descriptive European trademark?

The trademark "TEXT TO BUY" is descriptive and non distinctive trademark. It is descriptive for an obvious reason: it exactly describes the service it is a trademark for. It is a service "to buy" and ...
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Is an airline required to compensate a damaged suitcase with money or can they give me a suitcase voucher?

An airline damaged my suitcase and gave me a suitcase voucher that I can redeem on their website. However I would like to get money instead. I know they have to reimburse me according to Montreal ...
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Can photos of the Mount Olympus be used commercially?

I have heard that some European countries restrict commercial use of protected archeological or cultural heritage items. But this does affect natural settings like the mount Olympus (located in Greece)...
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Investigation on supplier - Swedish Public Procurement Act

Which documents/certificates can a public contract authority demand a supplier to provide according to Chapter 15 sections 6, 7, 8 of the Swedish Public Procurement Act? How are those documents named (...
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Do non-EU consumers have EU consumer rights protection when buying from EU-registered companies?

if consumer is citizen and resident of non EU Member State (e.g. Egypt) buy online service from a company registered in EU, can this consumer use EU Consumer protection law? In particular 14 days ...
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Can I live in Bulgaria with a residence permit from Spain?

US citizen here. My answer to my own question leads towards "no". No harm in asking. I have means to obtain a residence permit in Spain. Can I then over stay my 90/180 day visa free stay my ...
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Are digital signatures enforceable (legally binding) across the EU?

While setting up an account with an online service I was told by support that I cannot complete the application because the country I'm based in has not enacted legislation accepting electronic ...
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Hotlinking online radio streams

I want to create an online radio directory, with the ability to play the radio stations on my website. For sure, I will only add the radio stations which are broadcasting online and are offering an ...
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Receive written confirmation about non-breached data

Context: I am working for an institution which has recently suffered a data breach. There have also been articles in local press regarding the nature of the leaked data and claims about having access ...
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Is it legal for a webshop to charge credit card in different currency than what is shown?

Consider a webshop based in Spain (European union). After the buyer selects their country (shipping address) the prices are shown in the local currency, and only in that. However during payment, the ...
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different country of registration vs country of headquarters location

Can a company selling virtual products online be registered in a different country than is its headquarters located? jurisdiction: EU Thank you.
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