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Kei Akagawa

Amended Provider Liability Limitation Act updates sender information disclosure system

Litigation - Japan
Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

The amended Act on the Limitation of Liability for Damages of Specified Telecommunications Service Providers and the Right to Demand Disclosure of Identification Information of the Senders (Provider Liability Limitation Act) was recently enacted and is scheduled to take effect in Autumn 2022.

Síobhra Rush

Ireland moves one step closer to introducing statutory sick pay

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The government confirmed that it has approved the drafting of the General Scheme of the Sick Leave Bill 2021, which will make it mandatory for employers in Ireland to provide statutory sick pay (SSP) to employees.

Emily Haithwaite

Economic substance requirements for Jersey partnerships

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Taxation (Partnerships - Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 202- was recently lodged with the States Assembly and, if passed, is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2021 (with a six-month transition period for partnerships established before 1 July 2021).

Lei Liu

Tips for companies focused on resource recovery in circular economy

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

As the world accelerates its transition to a low-carbon, circular economy, Canadian companies which are developing resource recovery models must consider how to integrate IP protection into their overall strategic plan to succeed in this increasingly competitive global market.

Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case concerning a patent directed to part of an ostomy bag, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

Rachel Alexander

Court allows appeal in band name passing-off case

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

The Court of Appeal recently ruled to allow an appeal in a case which involved a band name dispute between two half-brothers, Ian and Winston Thomas.

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