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Cesare Galli

Artistic value and copyright protection for industrial designs

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

Industrial property lawyers in Italy have been given cause for reflection following a recent European Court of Justice decision which was expected to clarify whether the legislatures of EU member states can grant copyright protection for designs subject to additional requirements to those required for all other copyrighted works.

Eleanor Wilson

PMPRB news

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board has released its CompassRx 2017/18 Annual Public Drug Plan Expenditure Report and related news release reporting various statistics regarding prescription drug expenditures by Canadian public drug plans.

Camila Goldberg Cavalcanti

Presidential decree simplifies foreign investment in Brazilian banking sector

Banking - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

A recently issued presidential decree has authorised the Central Bank of Brazil to recognise the government's interest in establishing branches of foreign financial institutions in Brazil and increasing foreign equity participation in Brazilian financial institutions without the need for further presidential authorisation.

Gavin Ferguson

Family matters: why the world's wealthiest are setting up family offices in Guernsey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Wealth is increasing exponentially among some of the world's richest families to the extent that, for many of these families, it makes commercial sense to set up their own bespoke family office to look after their key operations – and they are increasingly looking to Guernsey as the place to do it.

Nina Zafoschnig

Court rules that electric filling station is not an electricity company

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

The Higher Administrative Court recently found that the operation of an electric filling station does not constitute the operation of an electricity company and is thus subject to Trade Act.

Robin D Adelstein

California's legislature passes bill enhancing antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

California's governor recently signed a bill designed to enhance antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies.

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