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Martin L Saad

Third circuit panel revises half-baked trade dress functionality decision

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

"That's the way the cookie crumbles", a panel of judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit again concluded in rejecting trade dress protection for the well-known Pocky cookie design.

Rajat Taimni

GIC Re's revision of reinsurance rates and exclusion of contagious disease losses does not violate Competition Act

Insurance - India
Tuli & Co

In 2020 a complaint was brought against General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) Re before the Competition Commission of India (CCI), stating that GIC Re had enhanced reinsurance rates through the implementation of certain circulars and endorsements and incorporated a contagious disease exclusion.

Anna-Bryce Hobson

Two wrongs don't make a right: unlicensed contractors can pursue designers for negligence

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently determined that a builder who fails to comply with state licensing requirements may still pursue a negligence claim against design professionals.

Sebastian Hepp

New gender quotas for publicly listed companies and transparency rules for commodity sector enter into force

Corporate & Commercial - Switzerland
Badertscher Attorneys at Law

On 1 January 2021, as part of the new corporate governance regulations, the new provisions regarding gender quotas and transparency rules for the commodity sector entered into force.

Alexa Flórez

Possible conflicts of interest in evaluation reports compiled by directors and evaluation methods used in takeovers

Corporate Finance/M&A - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

The Supreme Court recently reached a decision concerning an appeal case against the National Court's annulment of a National Securities Market Commission agreement authorising a buy-out takeover.

Nicole Jadeja

Patents court illuminates sufficiency requirements

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

The High Court's first patent decision of 2021 has seen the first full consideration of the Supreme Court's judgment in Regeneron v Kymab.

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