International Law Office

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Bruno Floriani

Franchisee or employee in disguise?

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

Franchising communities in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada have been eagerly awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision on whether an unincorporated franchisee operating a two-person cleaning services business in Quebec as part of a cleaning services franchise network qualified as an employee.

Bram Woltering

Unauthorised filing of trademarks by agent or representative

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The District Court of Gelderland recently rendered a judgment on the subject of unauthorised agent or representative filings.

Rachel Richardson

Often overlooked competition law aspects of restrictive covenants in contracts

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Employers want maximum restriction on employees who leave but must be careful not to overstep the mark as covenants which are unduly restrictive risk being struck out by the courts.

Pooja Ramchandani

To compete or not to compete – that is the question

Employment & Benefits - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Non-compete restrictions are the tool most commonly used by employers to protect their proprietary interests following the end of an employment relationship, particularly in the case of C-suite employees.

David Schwartz

Canada introduces Bill C-100: step towards ratification of NAFTA 2.0

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a step towards ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the government recently introduced Bill C-100, entitled "An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States", in Parliament.

José Alberto Campos Vargas

Software – the unregulated medical device

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Mexico
Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC

It is a basic constitutional principle that no activity or product can be restricted or limited unless a legal provision establishes such restriction or limitation.

OnDemand

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey