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Another gambling case

An EU member state may prohibit promotion and advertising of gambling services provided by enterprises from other member states, but may not apply discriminatory sanctions for violating the ban.

Union officials protected under fixed-term contracts

A member of the management board of a workplace trade union or a union member appointed to represent workers in dealings with the employer may demand reinstatement if their employment under a contract for a definite period is terminated.

Sales of samples and testers infringes trademark rights

A trademark holder may prohibit sale of brand samples and testers if the holder reserves title to the items and expressly indicates that they are not for sale, the European Court of Justice held on 3 June 2010.

No income recognised on in-kind contribution to partnership

In-kind contribution of a sole proprietorship to a partnership does not constitute the sale of the business, and thus the partner is not deemed to have income on the transaction.

Beware: not every infringement of a renowned brand is actionable

The court may refuse to find unfair competition even if the grounds are met, if the facts in the case show that the holder of a renowned trademark did not take action against infringements for an extended time.

When is income on currency options recognised?

In the case of “virtual” currency forward contracts income is deemed to arise upon receipt of payment.