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Alexander Vida

HIPO and Metropolitan Tribunal clash over assessments of descriptiveness

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent & Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office recently rejected an application to register a device mark featuring the term 'DRONEHUNGARY', holding that the mark's wording was descriptive.

Margarida Lima Rego

General good provisions: freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services

Insurance - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The Insurance Supervisory Authority (ASF) recently published a consultation paper requesting comments on the draft regulatory norm, which sets out the general good provisions applicable to insurers acting in Portugal under the freedom of establishment or freedom to provide services.

Agus Ahadi Deradjat

Permit to establish foreign representative office in oil and gas sub-sector can now be obtained online

Energy & Natural Resources - Indonesia
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

The Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board recently issued the Regulation concerning Guidelines and Procedures for Investment Licensing and Facilities.

Kevin Siu

Federal Court grants summary dismissal motion under PMNOC Regulations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently issued its judgment in Bristol-Myers Squibb v Apotex Inc, in which it granted Apotex's motion under Section 6(5)(b) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Elena Riga

Constitution and quorum of collective administrative bodies

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

A recent administrative court case concerned the legality of a tender for the development of a new €200 million-plus marina in Paphos.

Ngozi Medani

Laytime and demurrage in wet cargo trade

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

While delay can be expensive for a shipowner which suffers loss where a charterer delays the loading and discharge operation, a charterer should not be made to pay demurrage for such delay where it can be proven that it was not at fault.



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