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Mark Evans

Pampered Chef succeeds in trademark infringement battle

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Pampered Chef, a world leader in the sale of premium kitchenware products, recently succeeded at trial in defending trademark infringement, passing off and dilution and depreciation of goodwill claims brought by Canada's largest retailer, Loblaws, in relation to its use of a trademark that includes the letters 'P' and 'C'.

Dieter Hauck

Amazon slightly changes course

Competition & Antitrust - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

Amazon has offered to change its terms and conditions following a series of Federal Competition Authority (FCA) investigations regarding business practices on the 'Amazon.de' marketplace.

Robert Lane

CCUS policy – is the United Kingdom ready to capture the opportunity?

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

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently published its proposals for business models for carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS).

Maurus Winzap

Fundamental changes to Swiss withholding tax on interest payments

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently announced its intentions to resume the temporarily suspended Swiss withholding tax reform and set out the general framework to introduce a paying agent tax system with regard to interest payments.

Hannah Mantle

Court of Appeal allows out of time inheritance act claim

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Court of Appeal recently overturned a first-instance decision and confirmed that the plaintiff can make a claim out of time for reasonable provision from her husband's estate.

Arthur Shay

NCC publishes 5G spectrum auction rules

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

The National Communications Commission (NCC) recently published the final draft of its 5G spectrum auction rules.

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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