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Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Intellectual Property - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

Timothy Hoffmann

Assets may be sold in bankruptcy free and clear of successor liability

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

The ability of a bankruptcy trustee or Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession to sell assets of the bankruptcy estate free and clear of any interest in the property asserted by a non-debtor is an important tool designed to maximise the value of the estate for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Dieter Hauck

COVID-19 crisis: shutdown mergers expected

Competition & Antitrust - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

In the wake of the global economic crises triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (AFCA) expects an increased number of company takeovers in the coming months; however, the number of mergers in 2020 to date has been lower than in previous years.

Jürg Schneider

FDPIC finds that Swiss-US Privacy Shield does not offer adequate level of data protection

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) recently removed the United States from its list of countries deemed to provide an "adequate level of data protection".

Tim Potts

Stick to the process: further reminder of how useful process agent clauses can be, especially following Brexit

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In a recent case, a court explored whether a borrower had been validly served when the borrower had failed to comply with its contractual obligation to ensure that a process agent remained in place at all times.

Søren Terp Kristophersen

Access to work emails: can a request to access data be too extensive?

Employment & Immigration - Denmark
Norrbom Vinding

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, data controllers must provide data subjects with access to all of the personal data that the data controller processes about them if the data subject requests it.

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