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Chisako Yagi

Similarity of device marks to be used as stitched ornamental marks

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

A Japanese company recently claimed that a Chinese company's trademark should be invalidated due to its similarity with the plaintiff's trademarks and the likelihood of confusion as to the source of the designated goods.

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas

FECC penalises individuals for commissioning absolute monopolistic practice in tortilla market

Competition & Antitrust - Mexico
SAI Consultores SC

Corn tortillas are a fundamental source of nutrition for Mexican families, and artificial price increases have a significant effect on the consumer economy.

Frode Vareberg

Parent company guarantee requirement for future decommissioning cost in corporate transfers on NCS

Energy & Natural Resources - Norway
Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma

In 2016 the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced that in all future corporate transfers it would consider requiring security from the seller establishing a secondary liability for future decommissioning costs.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court finds PMPRB unreasonable in determining that patent pertains to medicine

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently found that the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's assessment that a patent pertained to Galderma Canada's Differin was unreasonable, as it had failed to consider the entire patent.

Jerome Brink

Further revisions to Income Tax Act's debt reduction rules announced

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The debt reduction provisions provided for in the Income Tax Act have been the subject of significant debate since their introduction.

Federico de Noriega Olea

SHCP releases first draft of Financial Technology Institutions Law

Banking - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit recently circulated a substantially amended draft of the Financial Technology Bill, which has been renamed the Financial Technology Institutions (FTIs) Law.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey