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Jeffrey A Brown

Concurrent duty to defend – a team sport

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

In a recent case, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed three important elements of the duty to defend where there is concurrent coverage under two policies – namely, whether there was a concurrent duty to defend given the existence of an 'other insurance' clause, the obligation to pay ongoing costs and its allocation and the right to participate in the defence..

Sascha Dethof

Amazon versus marketplace merchants: FCO is investigating

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) is investigating whether Amazon influences pricing on the Amazon marketplace.

Amit Bechler

Parliament passes amendment to Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers

Employment & Immigration - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Parliament recently passed the Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers (Amendment 6) (5780-2020), which aims to prevent discrimination based on sex with respect to salary and other work-related benefits.

Zhigang Zhu

Guangzhou IP Court reaffirms legality of parallel imports

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Guangzhou IP Court recently upheld a first-instance judgment which had dismissed a trademark infringement claim against parallel imported products.

Norman Wisely

32nd offshore licensing round sees 113 licences awarded by OGA

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently announced its offer for the award of 113 licences over 259 blocks or part-blocks to 65 companies.

Jurriaan Dane

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

Litigation - 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.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan