World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) News: ITU identifies new bands for 5G, procedures for LEO satellite operators

World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) News: ITU identifies new bands for 5G, procedures for LEO satellite operators According to telecompaper news, about 3,400 delegates from 165 member states have signed the International Telecommunication Union’s Radio Regulations’ Final Acts, the international treaty governing the global use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. The signatures were given during…

Is Mary Poppins a fraudster and other questions – a legal and equitable view of Mary Poppins Returns

(This post is published to coincide with the attendance of our film lawyers at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.  The post is co-written by our media law consultant David Allen Green and one of our film law specialists Matthew Fox.) * Mary Poppins Returns is a wonderful film, but it is a little harsh on…

Postman Pat and… the law of merchandise

Back in 1994 the journalist Nick Davies wrote a fascinating piece about John Cunliffe, the creator of Postman Pat, who has just died. Davies described how Cunliffe sold his rights to his creation: “[Cunliffe] agreed that Woodland Animations could make films and produce merchandise, while he would still have the right to produce books providing they…

Technopoly: Reform, Redress, and Regulation

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, has co-authored a report with Phillip Blond, published with the support of the Big Innovation Centre, and ResPublica, entitled “Technopoly” and what to do about it: Reform, Redress and Regulation. A fascinating read, the paper takes an overview of the current competition framework, and makes important suggestions for reform.…

Daniel Preiskel and Tim Cowen Contribute to ICLG Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018

Daniel Preiskel and Tim Cowen recently co-authored a chapter of the latest version of the ICLG: Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018 publication. Their chapter, titled ‘A Regulatory Re-Think?’, raises the following questions: are we blindly walking into another age of monopoly?; how can we better implement our regulatory framework to ensure the…

Does the EU’s ruling on Coty’s preliminary reference scupper the Kartellampt’s plans?

The judgement for a preliminary reference arising from a dispute between Coty Germany GmbH, a supplier of luxury cosmetics, and Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, one of Coty’s authorised distributors was issued by the EU Court on 6 December 2017. The preliminary reference concerned the application of Article 101(3) TFEU to a selective distribution contract between Coty…

The New European Electronic Communications Code

Stephan Buck and Daniel Preiskel recently co-authored an article on the new European Electronic Communications Code for LexisNexis, which explains: “[i]n September 2016, the European Commission published its proposal for a new Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) which shall merge and amend the existing Framework, Authorisation, Access and Universal Service Directives. This new legal…