IP/IT News – June 2023

⭐ [ Best of ] Read the June's top news about intellectual property, technology and data protection.

🇫🇷 Influencers / Legislation: Publication on June 10 in the Official Journal of Law No. 2023-451 of June 9, 2023 aimed at regulating commercial influence and combating the excesses of influencers on social networks.

🇫🇷 Gambling / Regulation: Fight against illegal operators: the ANJ presents guidelines and recommendations for sports partnerships and gambling (Press release of June 1, 2023). 

🇫🇷 Health / Regulation: The French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) classifies hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and two of its derivatives on the list of narcotics. Their production, sale and use are prohibited in France from June 13, 2023 (Press release of June 12, 2023).

🇪🇺 Counterfeiting / Regulation: Nearly 2 million counterfeit items seized during Operation Fake Star coordinated by Europol against the illegal trade in counterfeit clothing, shoes and accessories (Press release of June 6, 2023).

🇪🇺 Counterfeiting / Regulation: 79 million euros of counterfeit toys seized during the LUDUS III operation coordinated by Europol (Press release of June 9, 2023). 

🇺🇸 Cryptocurrencies / Justice: Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world, is being sued by the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) for violating US securities rules (Press release of June 5, 2023).

🇪🇺 Cryptoassets / Legislation: The European MiCA regulation on cryptoasset markets was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on June 9 and will come into force on June 29. 

🇯🇵 Piracy / Regulation: The Japanese Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) confirms the closure on May 22 of the illegal Japanese manga download site 13DL <13dl.to>, which had millions of monthly users (Press Release of 2 June 2023). 

🇫🇷 Digital / Regulation: Designation of the central office for the fight against crime linked to information and communication technologies (OCLCTIC) as the competent administrative authority to issue injunctions for the removal of terrorist content online and to decide the blocking and delisting of mirror sites (Decree no. 2023-432 of June 3, 2023, Decree no. 2023-454 of June 12, 2023). 

🇫🇷 Piracy / Justice: Decision of the Paris court ordering the blocking of several streaming and IPTV sites broadcasting the 2023 Roland-Garros tournament without authorisation (TJ Paris June 3, 2023).

🇪🇺 Counterfeiting / Study: According to an EUIPO study, one in three Europeans (31%) finds it acceptable to buy counterfeit products if the price of the authentic product is too high (Report of June 12, 2023).

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