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Stephany Araújo

Trademark co-ownership finally possible in Brazil

Intellectual Property - Brazil
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

The Brazilian Trademark Office recently took an important step towards fully implementing the Madrid Protocol by approving the trademark co-ownership regime for national applications and registrations.

Jakob Widner

New legal framework for working from home

Employment & Immigration - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government commissioned the so-called 'social partners' (ie, the Chamber of Commerce representing employers and labour unions acting on behalf of employees) to negotiate and present a bill on working from home that Parliament can pass into law as the new standard on the matter.

Andreas Erotocritou

Challenging past transactions in liquidation: fraudulent preference

Insolvency & Restructuring - Cyprus
AG Erotocritou LLC

An effective weapon in a liquidator's and creditor's arsenal to ensure the fair and equal treatment of all creditors of a failing company is the ability to challenge past transactions that sought to favour one creditor to the detriment of others.

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.

Marco Manzone

Exercise of maritime liens on cargo to secure credits for freight and demurrages

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Civitavecchia Tribunal recently considered a vessel owner's application to exercise a maritime lien on a quantity of coal carried on board the vessel to secure its freight balance, demurrages and expenses towards the charterer after the charterer applied to open insolvency proceedings.

Mark W Atwood

CDC mask mandate versus rights of passengers with disabilities

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

Air carriers must comply with federal law that mandates mask wearing but also accommodate passengers with a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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