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Alexander Vogel

Client segmentation under FinSA

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

This article provides a short overview of the Financial Services Act's (FinSA's) new cross-sectoral client segmentation.

Sıla Başaran

Non-registered cartoon characters may enjoy trademark protection in Turkey

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

The physical appearance, name, expressions used and other distinctive components relating to or associated with copyrighted works or characters may enjoy trademark protection in Turkey irrespective of whether they are registered there.

Mubashir Mansor

MAVCOM imposes fines on airline and airport operators

Aviation - Malaysia
SKRINE

The Malaysian Aviation Commission recently imposed RM200,000 fines on two airline operators for charging credit card, debit card and online banking processing fees separately from their base fares in breach of the Aviation Consumer Protection Code.

Anna Lena Wülbern

Delivery of goods by parking container outside consignee premises

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

According to the Bremen Higher Regional Court, if agreed by contracting parties, goods can be delivered by parking a shipping container in front of the consignee's premises during non-business hours.

Bram Woltering

Court rules on inventor's failure to transfer a patent

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Hague District Court recently rendered a judgment regarding an inventor's failure to cooperate with the exploitation of his patents.

Justin P’ng

Employer flexibility does not modify employment contracts

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Employees sometimes need flexibility to start or leave work at different times than originally agreed with their employer (eg, because of childcare issues).

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