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David R Hamill

USTR Tai takes control of Trump tariffs

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Now that United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has officially assumed office, there have been some early developments to take ownership of both the ongoing investigations regarding digital service taxes and the EU Airbus dispute.

Mark Marfé

Crown use: a royal defence to patent infringement?

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In its first patent decision of 2021, the Court of Appeal narrowed the scope of the rarely invoked Crown use defence to patent infringement.

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.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition Board imposes interim measure against WhatsApp's updated privacy policy

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Competition Board recently announced its decision to launch a fully fledged investigation, ex officio, against various Facebook companies in order to assess whether they violated Article 6 of Law 4054 on the Protection of Competition.

Caroline von Nussbaum

Exceptional authorisations for rapid COVID-19 tests for laypeople

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Besides vaccination, one of the most important measures to counter the COVID-19 pandemic is to test people for the virus and order them to quarantine if necessary.

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