International Law Office

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Brent De Jonghe

Protecting product appearance through trademark and design registrations

Intellectual Property - International
GEVERS

Consumers recognise products not only by the words and logos on their packaging, but also by their look and feel, including their shape and colour.

Viktoria Hybbinette

Labour Court rules on awarding damages under Trade Secrets Act

Employment & Immigration - Sweden
Wistrand

Whether an employee can make use of previously attained know-how, knowledge and skills in a new position is largely governed by the Trade Secrets Act, as well as the particular circumstances at hand and the employee's actions.

Marcel Meinhardt

New transparency obligations for commodity companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As of 1 January 2021, companies domiciled in Switzerland that are active in the extraction of raw materials must disclose payments to state authorities or government officials of Sfr100,000 or more per financial year.

Carsten Vyvers

Passenger versus service cart – typical aviation hazard?

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Celle Higher Regional Court recently found that the Hanover Regional Court wrongly rejected an application for legal aid by a passenger who claimed that a flight attendant had injured her knee with a service cart.

Olaf Hartenstein

Theft of semi-trailer and violation of safety instructions

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A recent Federal Supreme Court concerned a clause in a consignor's general terms and conditions, according to which loaded vehicles had to be monitored while parked or parked where sufficient safety was guaranteed.

Jason R Lehner

SEC adopts payment disclosure rules for resource extraction companies

Banking & Financial Services - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a final rule which requires US and foreign resource extraction issuers to disclose any payments made to the US federal government or foreign governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru