International Law Office

Latest updates

Rebecca Liebowitz

Updated trademark rules: electronic filing, applicant email and specimens

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has enacted a series of rule changes that will have a significant impact on trademark filers.

Carsten Vyvers

Do German homepages and foreign providers have legal venue in Germany?

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Frankfurt/Main Higher Regional Court recently dismissed a claim for damages due to a ticket cancellation.

Andreas Wildi

Swiss health study commenced

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Lausanne University Centre for General Medicine and Public Health, in close cooperation with the Swiss Biobanking Platform, recently commenced the pilot phase of the so-called 'Swiss health study', which aims to determine which chemicals accumulate in the human body.

Martin André Dittmer

DCCA enforcement: merger control suspended

Competition & Antitrust - Denmark
Gorrissen Federspiel

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Denmark, merger control has come to a temporary standstill and significant parts of the country's public administration have already been shut down for three weeks.

Maya Ito

Cabinet approves Renewable Energy Act amendment bill

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Cabinet recently approved the Proposal to Amend the Electricity Business Act for the Purposes of Establishing a Resilient and Sustainable Electricity System.

Raphael Mellerio

Franchisees cannot be classified as employees

Franchising - France
Aramis Law Firm

Some jurisdictions have recently held that certain independent workers (eg, Uber drivers) are actually classified as employees.

OnDemand

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Bahamas, Germany

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom