The Finnish Consumer Ombudsman has published new guidelines on how to communicate the commercial nature of influencer marketing to consumers. The guidelines, which are currently only available in Finnish (here), include practical examples concerning the most commonly used social media platforms. However, the principles contained in the guidelines are applicable to all influencer marketing. General […]

Den nya säkerhetsskyddslagen
April 1, 2019

Den 1 april träder den nya säkerhetsskyddslagen (2018:585) ikraft. Den nya lagen ersätter den gamla säkerhetsskyddslagen (1996:627). Idag, år 2019, betraktas IT-angrepp som ett av de allvarligaste hoten mot en nations säkerhet. Eftersom det har gått över 20 år sedan den nuvarande lagen trädde ikraft har digitalisering och krav på informationssäkerhet förändrats väsentligt. Staters underrättelseverksamheter […]

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Mark Act entered into force together with a new act on Geographical Indications, the previous Trade Names Act has also been replaced by a new Act […]

EU:n tietosuoja-asetukseen liittyvät oikeudenkäynnit ja riidat
January 7, 2019

Euroopan unionin yleisen tietosuoja-asetuksen (EU) 2016/679 valmistelun ja voimaantulon yhteydessä suurimman mediahuomion ja yleisen mielenkiinnon kohteena ovat olleet hallinnolliset sakot, jotka ovat tuoneet asetukselle laaja-alaista huomiota. Hallinnollisten sakkojen voimakas korostaminen on osin saattanut antaa harhaanjohtavan kuvan ”sanktiokentästä”, sillä sakot ovat vain yksi useista mahdollisista seuraamuksista, joita tietosuojasääntelyn, muun lainsäädännön (kuten rikoslainsäädännön) tai sopimusten vastaisesta toiminnasta […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Reading: Accelerating Data Regulation
July 5, 2018

The post-GDPR era offers us a chance for reflection. Where do we stand in the on-going processes of data legislation in the EU and, more importantly, what is the big picture? While data protection and privacy have been the trending topics of spring 2018, it must be borne in mind that the GDPR is but […]

On 25 May 2018, the long wait was over and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally entered into full force and effect and became applicable in all EU Member States. During the preceding two-year transition period, companies worked hard to prepare themselves for and to ensure compliance with the new requirements under the […]