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Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Litigation - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

Antonio Grieco

COVID-19 and shareholder loan reimbursement

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The reimbursement of shareholder loans to a company and the reimbursement of loans made by companies belonging to the same group are postponed until other company creditors have been reimbursed if there is an excessive imbalance between the financed company's debt and its net equity or if its financial situation would be better improved through a capital increase.

S R Patnaik

Primacy of family settlements upheld

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Family settlements and the documents relating thereto have been the subject of litigation for various reasons.

Anat Shavit

Recent tax ruling provides for priority technological enterprise status for cloud services

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Tax Authority recently published a tax ruling addressing priority technological enterprise status with respect to an Israeli company that engages in the development and provision of cloud service platforms.

Petter Larsson

Objective necessity to rebox in parallel trade and implementation of EU Falsified Medicines Regulation

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In a recent case, the Patent and Market Court (PMC) elaborated on the concept of objective necessity to rebox medicinal products subject to parallel distribution in light of the implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines Regulation.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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