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Ursula Baravalle

Patentability of living things – a South African approach

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Patent protection of living organisms – and the substances derived therefrom – has long been an area of confusion and controversy in South Africa.

Gordon Drakes

Keeping your trade secrets safe – EU perspective for franchisors

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Trade Secrets Directive seeks to harmonise the protection of trade secrets in all EU member states.

Ivana Manovelo

Open call for development and sale of RES projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Croatia
Macesic & Partners

Croatian state-owned electricity company HEP Group is seeking partners for renewable energy projects.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Milan court sets precedent on second medical use invention plausibility

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Hogan Lovells

Few Italian precedents have considered the plausibility of a second medical use invention as a potential requirement for patent validity.

Jakob Widner

Teachers and brothels

Employment & Benefits - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently confirmed an appellate court's decision and ruled that a school teacher who had moonlighted as a brothel manager had been eligible for termination because this sort of behaviour could be considered a breach of trust and damaging to the school's reputation.

Mathieu Laurent

Liquidator held liable for omitting claims arising from ongoing litigation

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

In a 2018 decision, the Luxembourg District Court found a liquidator liable for damages which the plaintiffs had suffered as a result of the early closure of the liquidation while legal proceedings were still ongoing.

OnDemand

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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