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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).

Simon Davies

Guernsey injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Where a potential judgment debtor in onshore proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment.

Rebecca Liebowitz

Pigment of our imagination? Colour trademarks could be inherently distinctive

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Previously, in order for a brand owner to protect colour as a feature of its product packaging, it had to show that the colour scheme had acquired distinctiveness through extensive use in the marketplace.

Hao Zhan

SAMR publishes leniency guidelines

Competition & Antitrust - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Anti-monopoly Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation recently published the Guidelines on Leniency for Horizontal Monopoly Agreements.

Sandhya Saravanan

No holidays for the sick: functions and powers of aviation regulators during COVID-19 pandemic

Aviation - Malaysia
SKRINE

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and in a move to boost economic activity through medical tourism in Malaysia, the government has announced that it will partially reopen Malaysia's borders to medical tourists from designated green zone countries (eg, Brunei, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand), allowing them to fly in via commercial or chartered flights..

Amit Bechler

Parliament passes amendment to Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers

Employment & Immigration - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Parliament recently passed the Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers (Amendment 6) (5780-2020), which aims to prevent discrimination based on sex with respect to salary and other work-related benefits.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan