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Media transparency: New regulations for public advertising measures

The amendment to Federal Law Gazette I No. 50/2023 came into force on 1 January 2024, which tightened the "Act on the Transparency of Media Cooperation and Funding" (MedKF-TG). The MedKF-TG regulates various content requirements for the advertising measures of public legal entities, i.e. basically for all legal entities that are subject to auditing by the Austrian Court of Audit. The amendment brings with it some significant changes.

15. April 2024 | | by Ines Kolmhofer, Peter Burgstaller

New regulation for artificial intelligence, EU Parliament approves AI Act

The European Union has taken a major step towards regulating artificial intelligence (AI). After a three-year lead time, the EU Parliament voted in favour of the AI Act by an overwhelming majority on 13 March 2024. In future, the AI Act will apply to all public and private companies that develop, offer and use AI systems in the EU. With the AI Act, the EU wants to play a pioneering role in the ethical and safe design of AI systems.

18. März 2024 | Data Protection Law and IT Law, Information Law | by Mag. Ines Kolmhofer, Dr. Peter Burgstaller

Does Frozen 2 Infringe Trademark Rights?

Reasonable observer have noticed that Anna, sister of Princess Elsa in the new Disney movie Frozen 2, wears red-soled footware, therefore potentially infringing the famous position trademark of Christian Louboutin.

12. Dezember 2019 | Trademark Law | by Christian Hadeyer