December 6, 2012

Europe's Expanding Court of Justice

Roland Flamini, World Affairs Journal

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Before the summer break, the European Court of Justice ruled that workers who get sick on vacation were entitled to compensatory time off with pay equal to the length of their illness. The European Union’s highest court also found in favor of a Chinese firm challenging EU anti-dumping penalties in the export to Europe of a basic herbicide chemical called glyphosate, widely used by farmers; and it told a Swiss company (Lindt) that its chocolate bunny wrapped in gold foil was not sufficiently different from other chocolate bunnies to qualify as an exclusive registered trademark. Furthermore, the court agreed to the American IT giant Microsoft Corporation’s request for a reduction from 899 million euros ($1.3 billion) to 860 million euros ($1.05 billion) of a fine imposed...

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