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Alexander Vida

Free-riding on reputation of LOUIS VUITTON mark

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

There have been relatively few 'free-riding' trademark cases in Hungary since the country's laws were harmonised with EU law in 1997.

Marc Rodrigue

Only buying assets? Look out for surprise employment liabilities!

Employment & Benefits - Canada

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling highlights how employers can end up with unexpected employment liabilities after an asset purchase deal.

Samuel Yang

New cryptography law comes into force

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress recently approved the Cryptography Law.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI fines JDMDA for imposing PIS charges on pharma companies

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently imposed a Rs80,185 fine on the Jalgaon District Medicine Dealers Association for collecting product information service (PIS) charges from pharma product manufacturers, thereby restricting medicine supplies in the market.

Ina vom Feld

Recent case law on compulsory licences and use-up periods

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

According to Section 24(1) of the German Patent Act, a compulsory licence can be granted to a patent infringer.

Takashi Tsukioka

Does Interest Rate Restriction Act apply to corporate bonds?

Capital Markets - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Interest rates applicable to loans made in Japan are subject to the Interest Rate Restriction Act, which is Japan's usury law.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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