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Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court of Appeal requires PMPRB to redetermine whether patent pertains to Galderma's Differin

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently granted the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's (PMPRB's) appeal and returned to the board the matter of whether the invention of the patent at hand pertained to Galderma's Differin.

Karsten Metzlaff

Inadmissible imitation of 'presentation of dishes': stronger protection for gastronomic concepts

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

Franchisors must typically consider the extent of concept protection if franchisees which have left the franchise system reuse the concept in a largely unchanged fashion or if third-party competitors (outside the franchise system) copy the concept's main features.

David Maria Marino

W&I insurance – IVASS clears up some uncertainties

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper Studio Legale Tributario Associato

IVASS (the Italian insurance regulator) recently clarified that warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance policies do not fall within the scope of Article 4 of IVASS Regulation 29/2009 concerning risks connected to valuation gains and losses resulting from corporate transactions.

Ignacio Garcia

Civil court declares nullity of 16 inter-company unions

Employment & Benefits - Chile
Porzio Rios Garcia

The 24th Civil Court of Santiago recently found that 16 inter-company unions had been created with the sole purpose of granting union privileges to their leaders and ordered the unions to be removed from the Labour Authority's register.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

Schedule for competitive procedures in 2019 and 2020

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

The minister of environment and energy recently amended the competitive procedures for determining operating state aid granted as feed-in premiums for 2019 and 2020.

Désirée Stebler

Federal Administrative Court rules on abuse of dominant position

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Federal Administrative Court recently upheld a Sfr7 million fine issued by the Swiss Competition Commission in 2010 against SIX Group regarding the processing of credit and debit card payments.

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