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Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Intellectual Property - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

Hagen Köckeritz

Home office and mobile working

Employment & Immigration - Germany
Mayer Brown

In response to the health and safety risks resulting from a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, many employers moved to home office or mobile working arrangements earlier in 2020.

Kay C Georgi

BIS launches rulemaking process for foundational technologies and hints at potential areas of control

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on foundational technologies, which seeks public comment on criteria for identifying and defining 'foundational technologies' essential to US national security.

Samuel Yang

Anhui Province proposes regulations to boost development and application of Big Data

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Anhui Province government recently issued the Regulations on the Development and Application of Big Data in Anhui Province for public opinion.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Petter Larsson

Objective necessity to rebox in parallel trade and implementation of EU Falsified Medicines Regulation

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In a recent case, the Patent and Market Court (PMC) elaborated on the concept of objective necessity to rebox medicinal products subject to parallel distribution in light of the implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines Regulation.

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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