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Y Artemis Lai

CIPO's new guidelines on patentable subject matter explained

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently released new guidelines on patentable subject matter and examples applying the new guidelines to computer-implemented inventions, medical diagnostic methods and medical uses.

Bernardo Freitas

CVM eases investment crowdfunding rules

Banking & Financial Services - Brazil
Freitas Ferraz Advogados

In light of the growing popularity of crowdfunding as a means of financing and maintaining small businesses' operations, it has remained on the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission's (CVM's) agenda, leading to discussions as to how the existing regulation can be improved.

Rikke Falk Dambo

Legislative programme for 2020/2021 parliamentary year: impact on employment law

Employment & Immigration - Denmark
Norrbom Vinding

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has published the legislative programme for the 2020/2021 parliamentary year, which includes bills relating to, among other things, maternity leave and sickness benefits, the reporting of occupational accidents, the state retirement age, compensation in regard to workplace violence and protection against discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people..

Sascha Dethof

FCO provides further information on development of B2B internet platform

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has given further advice on the development of a business-to-business internet platform in a recently published case report on OLF Germany.

Emma Griffiths

More is more when giving notice of claims under SPAs

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Failure to comply with a contractual requirement to give notice of a claim under a sale and purchase agreement can cause a buyer's claim to fail, even if the seller is already aware of the matters that give rise to the claim.

Tor Pöpke

Sami village defeats state in historic case concerning land use rights

Environment & Climate Change - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

A lawsuit between the state and a Sami village concerning hunting and fishing issues sparked strong feelings among the public.

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