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Ian Mirandah

Geographical indication protection capabilities strengthened by accession to Geneva act

Intellectual Property - Laos
Mirandah Asia

The government recently deposited with the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organisation its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.

Brandon Heard

Federal Court finds silodosin formulation patent valid but not infringed

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently issued a decision in a patent infringement action pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations relating to silodosin.

Agnieszka Fedor

What's new in employment law in 2021?

Employment & Immigration - Poland
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

This article presents a brief summary of the key changes that employers and employees will have to face in 2021, including with regard to the increase in the minimum wage, the obligation to notify contracts for specific work, remote working, COVID-19 vaccination and audits relating to use of anti-crisis shield instruments..

Kaan Demir

Restrictions on bearer shares to counter financing of terrorism

Corporate & Commercial - Turkey
Kayum & Demir

The Turkish Grand National Assembly has promulgated the Act on the Prevention of the Financing of Propagation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which foresees material amendments to the Commercial Code's provisions regarding bearer share certificates.

Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Corporate Tax - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

Elena Riga

Widow's pension: unequal treatment and discrimination on grounds of gender

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Administrative Court recently ruled in a case concerning the differentiation in treatment, by law, between women and men of deceased spouses.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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