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Rebecca Liebowitz

USPTO prioritises certain COVID-19-related trademark and service mark applications

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Patent and Trademark Office recently announced an accelerated examination procedure for certain trademark and service mark applications covering qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services.

Gaurav Dayal

Restrictions on FDI from bordering countries

Corporate Finance/M&A - India
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

In light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, India has adopted a similar approach to the United States and Europe and restricted foreign direct investment from certain jurisdictions.

Niamh Lalor

Jersey listed funds

Banking & Financial Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Jersey listed fund regime was introduced for listed closed-ended companies further to the Listed Fund Guide issued by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Sanaya F Vachha

Generic trademarks and deceptive marketing practices: Competition Commission rejects genericism defence

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

Pursuant to a complaint filed by Nimco Corner, the Competition Commission initiated an inquiry into, and thereafter issued show cause notices to, two respondents for engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act.

Karina Plain

Security for costs not ordered despite looming economic downturn caused by COVID-19

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Evidence of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the claimant's financial position was not enough to show an inability to pay adverse costs in a recent application for security for costs in the High Court.

Arthur Shay

Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development in preparation

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

A new bill to establish the Ministry of Digital Development is being prepared by Cabinet and will be proposed to the Legislative Yuan in September 2020 for review.

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