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Bettina Thaulow Harto

Insurance event and periodisation of insurance cover – interpretation and revision of insurance contracts

Insurance - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

The Supreme Court recently confirmed several important starting points relevant to the periodisation of an insurance event for the assessment of cover.

Olivia Jamison

Government consults on ecodesign and energy information laws changes

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Until 11 November 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information Regulations 2021.

Hewen Zhao

Clear and convincing evidence standard should be applied to prior art taking form of physical objects

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2019 the IP Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court confirmed that a physical mobile phone was eligible prior art in assessing the novelty and inventiveness of a patent.

Elena Ramacciotti

Patent implications of COVID-19 crisis: current solutions according to Italian law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Trevisan & Cuonzo

The current health emergency has highlighted the need to reconcile the urgency in offering a response to the spread of COVID-19 with the need to continue ensuring the effectiveness of patent protection.

James Beck

Failure-to-report claims: uphill battle

Product Regulation & Liability - USA
Reed Smith LLP

Most of the controversy in the recent decision in Hill v Bayer Corp revolved around whether the plaintiff could assert a cause of action for failure to report adverse product events to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Carmen Verdonck

BCA updates its fining guidelines following entry into force of abuse of economic dependence concept

Competition & Antitrust - Belgium
ALTIUS

After some last-minute delays, the Royal Decree of 31 July 2020 introduced the concept of abuse of economic dependence in Belgium.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan