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Alexander Vida

What happens when an EU mark is not well known in Hungary?

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently refused to register a mark on the basis that the opponent had proved its prior mark's reputation in a substantial part of the European Union.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI rules that mere discussion of price increases does not constitute cartel

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

In November 2018 the Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismissed the allegations of cartelisation in the determination of flashlight prices against Eveready Industries India Limited, Panasonic Energy India Co Ltd, Indo National Ltd, Geep Industries (India) Pvt Ltd and the Association of Indian Dry Cell Manufacturers.

Lucy Lewis

Failing to enhance pay for shared parental leave is not sex discrimination

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In an emphatic judgment, the Court of Appeal has ruled that it is not direct discrimination, indirect discrimination or a breach of equal pay rights to provide enhanced pay for maternity leave and statutory pay only for shared parental leave (SPL).

Aleksandra Kolenda

President of Energy Regulatory Office's term of office comes to an end

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Maciej Bando's five-year term of office as the President of the Energy Regulatory Office recently came to an end.

Paul Scrivano

In Delaware, notices and deadlines matter

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
Ropes & Gray LLP

A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision is illustrative of the principle that merger partners should not assume that anything less than strict compliance with notice requirements (particularly when they relate to termination rights) and deadlines in a merger agreement will be enforced.

Michael Harowski

Supreme Court precludes punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has precluded the recovery of punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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