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Cesare Galli

Patent Cooperation Treaty patents allowed

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

The so-called 'Growth Decree' includes a rule which allows an Italian patent application to be filed based on an international patent application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Shannon Rajan

Judicial review leave principles reaffirmed as high court dismisses AirAsia's leave application

Aviation - Malaysia
SKRINE

The Kuala Lumpur High Court recently dismissed a judicial review leave application brought by AirAsia Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad (collectively, AirAsia) against the Malaysian Aviation Commission, with Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd being named as the second respondent.

Otto Waechter

Virtual currency regulation

Banking - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Austria has no domestic legislation that directly applies to virtual currencies, although operations using cryptocurrencies may fall under existing laws.

Davina Given

Serving up the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has issued a reminder that the duty of full and frank disclosure applies to any application made without notice to the other party.

Rebecca Rule

Voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay if sufficiently regular and settled

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that the EU Working Time Directive requires voluntary overtime to be included in holiday pay if it is sufficiently regular and settled to amount to normal remuneration.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI rules that mere discussion of price increases does not constitute cartel

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

In November 2018 the Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismissed the allegations of cartelisation in the determination of flashlight prices against Eveready Industries India Limited, Panasonic Energy India Co Ltd, Indo National Ltd, Geep Industries (India) Pvt Ltd and the Association of Indian Dry Cell Manufacturers.

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