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Aaron Goonrey

Get your hands off my… data! Employer's request for biometric data deemed unlawful

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission recently found that the direction given to an employee regarding the solicitation and collection of his biometric data was unlawful because it was inconsistent with the Privacy Act.

Katie Lee

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses first PMNOC interlocutory appeal granted leave

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Most interlocutory decisions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations are made by prothonotaries of the Federal Court.

Man Mohan Sharma

Court allows simultaneous proceedings against directors for alleged antitrust violation

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

In December 2018 the division bench of the Delhi High Court reconfirmed an earlier decision and held that simultaneous inquiries could be undertaken into Monsanto and its directors and officers for their alleged violation of the Competition Act 2002.

Arthur Shay

New Telecommunications Act on horizon

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

The new Telecommunications Act, which enters into force in June 2022, will replace the conventional Type I and II telecom licence categories (ie, facility-based and service-based operators, respectively) which were adopted in 1996 with a more liberal approach and give the National Communications Commission more scope with regard to spectrum management and licensing..

Abigail Smith

PMPRB Steering Committee on the Modernisation of Price Review Process Guidelines releases final report

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Steering Committee on the Modernisation of Price Review Process Guidelines recently released its final report summarising its deliberations in providing stakeholder feedback on the PMPRB's proposed new framework for the regulation of the prices of patented medicines..

Karsten Metzlaff

Inadmissible imitation of 'presentation of dishes': stronger protection for gastronomic concepts

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

Franchisors must typically consider the extent of concept protection if franchisees which have left the franchise system reuse the concept in a largely unchanged fashion or if third-party competitors (outside the franchise system) copy the concept's main features.

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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