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Paula Sailas

IP litigation and alternative dispute resolution options

Intellectual Property - Finland
Berggren Oy

In Finland, the validity of IP rights (except copyrights) is examined by the Finnish Patent and Trademark Office.

Sascha Dethof

FCO begins operating competition register: excluding companies from public procurement procedures

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher

The Federal Cartel Office has begun operating the competition register.

Huib Berendschot

Supreme Court addresses confusion between descriptive, non-distinctive trade names

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

Under the Trade Names Act, descriptive trade names can enjoy protection against the use of identical or similar trade names if such use is likely to confuse the public.

David Schwartz

Patentability of diagnostic methods – has the Patent Office drawn the line?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

IP offices have long grappled with whether a medical diagnostic constitutes a traditionally patentable concrete or physical method or instead is merely an unpatentable and intangible abstract idea.

Bernardine Adkins

Tariff-free trade? Understanding rules of origin

International Trade - United Kingdom
Gowling WLG

Following its exit from the European Union, a key aspect of the United Kingdom's trade policy has been to conclude free trade agreements (FTAs) with other countries and trading blocs.

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