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Lisa Cabel

Government amends federal sector Employment Equity Act regulations

Employment & Immigration - Canada
KPMG Law

The amendments to the Employment Equity Regulations which introduce pay transparency measures for federally regulated private sector employers with 100 or more employees recently entered into force.

Martin L Saad

Mona Lisa or dog doo? Humour avoids trademark liability

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Trademark holders often face the dilemma of whether and how to respond when their marks are used for comic effect, particularly when the humour is at their expense for another's commercial gain.

David Schwartz

Patentability of diagnostic methods – has the Patent Office drawn the line?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

IP offices have long grappled with whether a medical diagnostic constitutes a traditionally patentable concrete or physical method or instead is merely an unpatentable and intangible abstract idea.

Carlos P Martins

Court certifies two passenger class actions against WestJet

Aviation - Canada
WeirFoulds

The British Columbia Supreme Court recently certified two class actions against WestJet.

Jeremy Glover

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners v McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

In a recent case, the Outer House of the Scottish Court of Session considered whether Clause W2.4 of the New Engineering Contract 3, in the form agreed between the parties, operated as a contractual bar to preclude resorting to the courts (or arbitration) if a dispute between the parties which fell within the scope of Clause W2 had not first been referred to adjudication..

Charles Allen

Disclosure orders against banks' overseas branches

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In A1 v R1 a novel point appears to have arisen as to whether the High Court could grant Norwich Pharmacal relief in relation to the disclosure of documents and information concerning a bank account held not in Hong Kong but with the overseas branch of a Hong Kong bank.

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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