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James Heinicke

Use of digital contracts and electronic signatures

Corporate & Commercial - Cayman Islands
Ogier

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with many people now working remotely, companies are increasingly considering the use of digital contracts and electronic signatures.

Núria Ribera

Appeal court confirms revocation of Spanish SPC for Truvada

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

The Barcelona Court of Appeal recently issued a judgment confirming the invalidity of Gilead's supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for the combination of tenofovir disoproxil + emtricitabine, thus upholding a first-instance decision favourable to generic competitors Teva and Mylan.

Karsten Metzlaff

When the asterisk is missing: Munich Higher Regional Court's King of the Month decision

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

Special deals are common among competing burger chains.

Joanne van Harmelen

How does EPO opinion on patentability of plants and animals affect South Africa?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

The European Patent Office Enlarged Board of Appeal may have ended the debate on the patentability of plants and animals which are exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes by ruling that these are not patentable.

Jonathan Hughes

COVID-19: implications for planning appeals

Real Estate - Jersey
Ogier

The Law Society of Jersey issued guidance regarding the courts' COVID-19 contingency plans, noting that planning appeal hearings have been suspended due to independent inspectors being unable to travel to the island.

Sanaya F Vachha

Competition Commission adopts measures amid COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate filings and hearings

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan has been under a nationwide lockdown since 23 March 2020.

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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