International Law Office

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Philip Lapin

Trademarks Office to allow expedited examination for COVID-19-related goods and services

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

On 14 December 2020, for the first time in more than a decade, the Trademarks Office announced that it will grant requests for the expedited examination of trademark applications.

Kaan Demir

Financing M&A deals

Corporate Finance/M&A - International
Kayum & Demir

At its core, financing constitutes using a fund which incurs the lowest cost for the borrower and provides the highest rate of return for the financier.

Claudia Bock

Competition authority imposes fine on retailer for abuse of significant market power

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently announced in a press release that it had imposed a Kc32 million (approximately €1.2 million) fine on Czech retail chain HRUŠKA, spol sro for an alleged abuse of significant market power.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Government proposes to extend right to care and sickness benefits and increased unemployment benefit rate

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

As it is difficult to predict the impact that the COVID-19 infection control measures will have on the labour market, the government has proposed to prolong the extended right to care and sickness benefits until the end of June 2021 and March 2021, respectively.

Barbara Wilbrink

Theft of luxury watches from storage raises questions over carrier liability

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

An armed robbery at a warehouse provided the basis for an unfortunate – but legally interesting – recent case in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

Edmundo Elías-Fernández

Key changes to Foreign Trade General Rules

International Trade - Mexico
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

The Tax Administration Service recently published the Third Resolution of Modifications to the Foreign Trade General Rules 2020.

OnDemand

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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