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Abigail Smith

Amgen not precluded from litigating same patent under amended PMNOC regulations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court of Appeal recently dismissed Pfizer's appeal of its failed motion to dismiss Amgen's action regarding an infringing patent under Section 6 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations.

Cesare Galli

New relationship between collective, certification and individual multi-use marks

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

Following the implementation of the EU Trademark Directive in February 2019, there has been much debate in Italy over how to manage and choose between collective marks, individual multi-use marks and certification marks.

Dieter Schwampe

Proximate cause of grounding in bad weather after engine problems and insurers' right to information

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Bremen Court of Appeal recently held that the proximate cause of a vessel's grounding after its main engine had cut out was the bad weather, rather than the engine problem.

Marc Rodrigue

Only buying assets? Look out for surprise employment liabilities!

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling highlights how employers can end up with unexpected employment liabilities after an asset purchase deal.

Constantinos Pashiardis

Supreme Court confirms that inadequately justified arbitral award amounts to arbitrator misconduct

Arbitration & ADR - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

In a recent Supreme Court case, the appellant appealed against a first-instance judgment in which he had sought to annul an arbitral award.

Thomas Boone

Challenge of drafting first-demand guarantees

Banking - France
Odi-se Avocats

The Court of Cassation recently clarified its position on first-demand guarantees.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey