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Young-min Kim

Patent Court takes issue with ex officio examination of trial request validity

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

If an invention subject to confirmation is identical to a later-registered patent, a request for a scope confirmation trial will be considered improper as this could result in the later-registered patent's validity being denied without it being subject to an invalidity trial.

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

New insolvency and restructuring measures due to COVID-19 pandemic

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has approved Royal Decree-Law 34/2020 on urgent measures to support business solvency and the energy sector in tax matters (RDL 34/2020).

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.

Eliana Tuijn

How to catch evidence in Dutch civil procedures without fishing expeditions

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

In the Netherlands the general discovery trial is an unknown phenomenon.

Carmen Verdonck

BCA suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on distributors and limiting active and passive online sales

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

Following dawn raids carried out in 2018, the Belgian Competition Authority's Investigation and Prosecution Service has opened an investigation regarding alleged anti-competitive practices committed by Caudalie, a French cosmetics company specialising in vinotherapy, after a Belgian pharmacist complained that his supplier was imposing a pricing policy on him..

Beril Yayla Sapan

Changes to minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines for 2021

Employment & Immigration - Turkey
Gün + Partners

At the beginning of each year, the minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines prescribed by the Labour Act are revised.

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