Amendments introduced to the Czech Trademark Law Act

The Czech Republic has recently amended its trademark law in order to transpose the EU Directive of 16 December 2015

The hashtag: the legal approach to an essential element of social networks

The power of this new communication tool in our connected society is undeniable, especially due to the growth of Twitter, which now has over 300 million active users and was the very first social network where a hashtag was used. What is the appropriate legal stance for this symbol and on what basis can it be protected?