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Asli Tireli

Assessing individual character of design applications

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

A design is accepted as having individual character if its overall impression could be distinguished by a so-called 'informed user' from a prior design made available to the public.

Alexander Vogel

New financial service and financial institution regulations

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Federal Council recently decided to put the Swiss Financial Services Act and the Swiss Financial Institutions Act into effect on 1 January 2020 as the last part of the financial market regulations reform project.

Chris Ross

Unfair prejudice saga – Court of Appeal tries to impose some order

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently sought to impose some order on an unfair prejudice petition which had been mired in wrangling over pleadings for six years.

Haco van der Houven van Oordt

The Netherlands – a hotspot for provisional and conservatory measures

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

Ports in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp region are historically known as ship arrest paradises.

Federico Hernández Arroyo

New state internet provider established

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

A new state-owned company has been established to provide free internet services to all citizens in Mexico.

Marie Behle Pondji

Employee surveillance in GDPR era

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

Following the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, employers are no longer obliged to notify and receive prior authorisation from the National Commission for Data Protection to undertake surveillance in the context of an employment relationship.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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