Pointer has been active in deleting infringing content online for our clients for over a decade. This year Pointer has taken part in a discussion organized by EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on the notion of trusted flaggers, as suggested by the Communication on illegal content published on 28th September 2017. The follow-up meeting took place on 7th February 2018 in Brussels and brand owners and associations met to bring up their concerns in relation to the Communication. The most pressing issues are related to online platforms and their timely adaptation to the necessities of the modern era and high technological developments, including uniform reporting procedures and stronger safeguards to ensure fundamental human rights, including human supervision. Further on the subject can be explored in the Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online, adopted on 1st March 2018. It summarizes valid points of non-binding legal character; nonetheless, according to Pointer’s legal team, the Recommendation should be used as an example for good practice online.”
Zlatka Koleva is a Brand Protection Analyst (intellectual property) in the legal department of Pointer Brand Protection & Research.
Before joining Pointer, she demonstrated the interest in intellectual property law during her LL.M. studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam; Zlatka was a volunteer at the Trade Mark Law Institute and wrote her Master thesis on international IP jurisdiction. Upon graduation, she completed a traineeship at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in international sports law, focusing on competition law.
Her daily work demands that she’s always ahead of the intellectual property awareness curve, so Zlatka is committed to continuing broadening her IP knowledge. For example, by taking part in the unique CopyrightX (distance-learning course) project, offered by Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Zlatka was among just 500 participants worldwide who were granted complementary course access and was tutored by a Harvard Teaching Fellow.
At Pointer, Zlatka is responsible for advising on the brand protection strategy of one of the largest sports brand in the world.