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Galina Petkova

CPC fines snack distributor for unfair solicitation of customers

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Advokatsko Druzhestvo Andreev Stoyanov & Tsekova in cooperation with Schönherr

The Commission on the Protection of Competition (CPC) recently fined a snack distributor 4% of its annual turnover for the unfair solicitation of customers.

David Schwartz

Get ready now: new Patent Rules in force 30 October 2019

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Two requirements under the new Patent Rules warrant particular attention for new Canadian patent applications and national phase entries: the Patent Cooperation Treaty national phase entry deadline and the requirement for certified copies of priority documents.

Gordon Drakes

Keeping your trade secrets safe – EU perspective for franchisors

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Trade Secrets Directive seeks to harmonise the protection of trade secrets in all EU member states.

Kate McKenna

Recent rulings on state aid

Litigation - Ireland
Matheson

Two recent Irish court rulings have helped to shed light on the role of the national courts in state aid cases.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Milan court sets precedent on second medical use invention plausibility

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Hogan Lovells

Few Italian precedents have considered the plausibility of a second medical use invention as a potential requirement for patent validity.

Alexander Vogel

Classification of stablecoins under Swiss law: FINMA publishes amended guidelines

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published a supplement to its Guidelines on Initial Coin Offerings which outlines how it plans to apply provisions of Swiss supervisory law to projects involving so-called 'stablecoins'.

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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