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Chantal Noël

French patents can now be opposed before INPI

Intellectual Property - France
GEVERS & ORES

Since 1 April 2020 it has been possible to file an opposition to invalidate a French patent directly with the National Industrial Property Institute.

Kathryn Denyer

Windrush Day 2020 – lessons learned?

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Windrush Day is a time to celebrate the substantial and ongoing contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants, who helped to rebuild the United Kingdom after World War II and have influenced the United Kingdom's social, cultural and political landscape ever since.

Frank Spoorenberg

First annulment of investment arbitration award by Supreme Court

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

In a recently published decision, the Supreme Court – for the first time – partially annulled an arbitral award issued in an investment arbitration.

Caroline von Nussbaum

Compulsory licensing under Infection Protection Act: effects on data exclusivity under pharmaceutical law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

As part of its effort to secure potential COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, the government has introduced several amendments to the Infection Protection Act, most recently on 23 May 2020.

Anna Turi

HCA imposes record fine on Booking.com for unfair commercial practices

Competition & Antitrust - Hungary
Schoenherr

The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently imposed a record fine on Booking.com BV for undertaking unfair commercial practices by misleadingly advertising certain hotel rooms with "free cancellation" and engaging in pressure selling.

Martina Farrugia

Dispute resolution regulations for bunkering operations

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Transport Malta's Ports and Yachting Directorate recently issued a port notice to remind recipients about the Dispute Resolution (Procedures) Regulation.

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