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Ole Kristian Olsby

Proposal to maintain increased unemployment benefit throughout 2020

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has implemented several measures to secure jobs, boost the labour market and maintain stability for the workforce, including increasing the unemployment benefit.

Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Litigation - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

Amy Elizabeth Garber

Stop in the name of releases, before they break your claims

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Given the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to federal projects, it is imperative now more than ever that contractors preserve rights to potential claims at all turns.

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.

Stuart Seidel

United Kingdom takes major step towards membership of Trans-Pacific free trade area

International Trade - United Kingdom
Baker McKenzie

The Department for International Trade recently announced that the United Kingdom has taken a major step in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world's largest and most dynamic free trade areas.

Young-min Kim

Patentee protection strengthened in series of revisions to patent law

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

In South Korea, the low amount of damages awarded by the courts in patent infringement cases has long been criticised.

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