Ofcom European Electronic Communications Code Consultation deadline approaches

The deadline of 3 March 2020 for responses to Ofcom’s Electronic Communications Code (“EECC”) Consultation is fast approaching. The consultation focuses on the implementation of the EECC. The EECC includes regulatory changes across a wide scope, including: Banning mobile providers from selling “locked” devices; Provision of a “summary of key contract terms” to customers before they…

Mobile World Congress cancelled

The GSMA has announced that the 2020 Mobile World Congress, due to be held in Barcelona at the end of February, is cancelled due to “global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak”. The GSMA’s statement can be read here. Accordingly, Preiskel & Co regrets to announce that its drinks reception in Barcelona is also cancelled. Please…

EasyGroup Ltd v EasyFly S.A. & Ors [2020] EWHC 40 (Ch)

Preiskel & Co’s client Empresa Aérea de Servicios y Facilitación Logística Integral (“EasyFly”), a Colombian airline, succeeded in setting aside an order made to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction in Colombia in an IP claim brought by easyGroup Ltd, which owns the IP rights employed by the well-known UK-based airline easyJet. easyGroup sought to…

Booking.com to change practice to ensure compliance with EU legislation

The European Commission has reported that Booking.com has committed to change the way in which it presents offers, discounts and prices to consumers in order to comply with EU consumer protections. The commitment comes after discussions between the European Commission, national consumer authorities, and Booking.com. The commitments should be put into practice by 16 June…