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Jurriaan Dane

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

Intellectual Property - 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.

Frank Spoorenberg

Supreme Court will not review findings that parties lacked actual and common intent to arbitrate

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

In a recently published decision, the Supreme Court upheld an arbitral award in which the arbitral tribunal had declined jurisdiction in the absence of a valid arbitration agreement.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Jonathan Hughes

Recognition of UK insolvency practitioners in Jersey

Insolvency & Restructuring - Jersey
Ogier

In the current COVID-19 environment, more businesses will likely become insolvent, some of which will have an interest in Jersey property.

Dieter Hauck

COVID-19 crisis: shutdown mergers expected

Competition & Antitrust - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

In the wake of the global economic crises triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (AFCA) expects an increased number of company takeovers in the coming months; however, the number of mergers in 2020 to date has been lower than in previous years.

Jennifer L Key

FERC takes narrow view of Broadview

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

In the long-awaited Broadview order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reinforced the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act's statutory limit for small power production qualifying facilities (SPP QFs) to a power production capacity of no more than 80MW.

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