Legal Issues to Consider Regarding Augmented/Virtual Reality
March 8, 2019

Commercial augmented reality (“AR”) and virtual reality (“VR”) are not everyday solutions yet, but almost everyone has at least heard of Pokémon GO, the AR game that made the imaginary monsters viral for the second time since the ‘90s and reached over 50 million active monthly users in less than a year. As the term […]

Data Protection Impact Assessments – National Requirements in Finland and Sweden
February 26, 2019

When the processing of personal data is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) requires that a Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”) be conducted. Furthermore, the GDPR provides national data protection authorities with the competence to decide, within the scope of […]

On Regulation of AI Systems in Europe
February 1, 2019

Introduction Artificial intelligence (“AI”) has become an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development. As a result, in order to ensure the competitiveness of the European Union (“EU”) and to shape AI’s development and use in alignment with European values, the European Commission (“Commission”) has recently shifted its focus into the […]

New Swedish IP Legislations
January 22, 2019

New Legislation Entering into Force in 2019 1 January 2019 is an important date as several new IP legislations have been implemented in Sweden. In particular, a new Trade Mark Act entered into force together with a new act on Geographical Indications, the previous Trade Names Act has also been replaced by a new Act […]

Reformed Gambling Market in Sweden 2019
December 21, 2018

1 January 2019 will be a historic day for the gambling industry in Sweden. The market will be de-regulated and a new licensing system enters into force. The Swedish Lotteries Act is replaced by the Swedish Gambling Act (2018:1134) (Sw. Spellagen). By 27 November, the Swedish Gambling Authority (“SGA”, Sw, Spelinspektionen) had received 90 licence […]

Swedish Supreme Court asks CJEU to Clarify Scope of ‘Communication to the Public’
December 20, 2018

The Swedish Collective Management Organisation (STIM) and the Swedish Artists’ and Musicians’ Interest Organisation (SAMI) instigated two separate proceedings against two car renting companies. Both cases followed missed payment (since 2014) of yearly licensing fees to STIM and SAMI, and they are currently pending before the Swedish Supreme Court. This has now decided to stay […]

New Regulation on Geo-blocking
December 4, 2018

1. Why and when will the new rules apply? As we wrote on the blog in December 2017, the 3rd of December 2018 the new regulation on geo-blocking will enter into force. However, in December the regulation had not yet been accepted and some adjustments has been made since then. This post presents some of […]

Tech Is All Around: Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
November 12, 2018

Artificial Intelligence, Legal Profession, and Other Industries Digital technology innovations bring about constant change, and at an ever-faster pace. Today’s drivers of digital transformation are artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. From disrupting business models to reinventing communication, to finding new solutions in key industries such as healthcare, transportation, education, manufacturing, and agriculture, AI is at the […]

Earlier this year, the Swedish Patent and Market Court was requested  – on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, and others (the rightholders) – to issue an injunction against Swedish internet service provider Telia Company (Telia) to block access to the likes of The Pirate Bay, Dreamfilm, Nyafilmer, Fmovies, and […]

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