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Eriko Ogata

Equal pay for equal work: differences in working conditions between fixed-term and indefinite-term employees

Employment & Immigration - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Amendments to the Part-Time and Fixed-Term Employment Act recently entered into force, aiming to achieve equal pay for equal work.

Dylan Cox

With great power comes great responsibility: Ontario court gives primer on insurance appraisals

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Insurance Act requires that every property insurance contract in the province gives the parties a right to require that disagreements about the amount of an insured loss be resolved via an appraisal process.

Huib Berendschot

Supreme Court addresses confusion between descriptive, non-distinctive trade names

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

Under the Trade Names Act, descriptive trade names can enjoy protection against the use of identical or similar trade names if such use is likely to confuse the public.

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

PIB 2020 and ministerial consent for assignments, novations and changes of control

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

One of the unstated objectives of the Petroleum Industry Bill 2020 is to clarify the law and practice of ministerial consent for assignments of interest in upstream oil and gas licences and leases.

Philip Lapin

No more chasing rainbows: advantages of black and white when filing Canadian trademark applications

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Some foreign brand owners may be surprised to learn that in Canada, when seeking to protect design (or figurative) marks, it is sometimes better to register marks in black and white in cases where the marks would normally be displayed in colour.

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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