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Rebecca Liebowitz

Pigment of our imagination? Colour trademarks could be inherently distinctive

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Previously, in order for a brand owner to protect colour as a feature of its product packaging, it had to show that the colour scheme had acquired distinctiveness through extensive use in the marketplace.

Ole Kristian Olsby

COVID-19: change to period in which employers have payroll obligation when temporarily laying off employees

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has implemented several measures to protect businesses, jobs and workers.

Anand Shah

RBI notifies special framework for one-time restructuring of COVID-19 stress

Banking & Financial Services - India
AZB & Partners

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced a resolution framework for COVID-19-related stress to address borrower default pursuant to the stress caused by the pandemic without necessitating a change of ownership and without an asset classification downgrade modifying the existing framework.

Lee Xin Div

Section 30 of CIPAA: apex court maintains mandatory direct payment obligation against employer under receivership

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

Section 30 of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 creates a statutory obligation for a principal to make the payment awarded by an adjudication decision to a subcontractor in the event of the main contractor's failure to do so.

Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

Paul Van den Bulck

DPA reprimands hospital for violating employee's access and information rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium
AKD

The Litigation Chamber of the Data Protection Authority recently issued a reprimand to a hospital for its violation of an employee's access and information rights regarding an audit, which had led to the employee's dismissal.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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