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Esther Soetens

The end of mandatory telework?

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

A new ministerial decree which includes new provisions regarding telework was recently published in the Belgian State Gazette.

Live Marie Hansen

NIPO administrative reviews: FAQs

Intellectual Property - Norway
Bryn Aarflot AS

An 'administrative review' is a procedure offered by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office as a cheaper, simpler and quicker alternative to court procedures when challenging the validity of a patent.

Martin André Dittmer

CAT upholds decision on tying in postal sector

Competition & Antitrust - Denmark
Gorrissen Federspiel

The Competition Appeals Tribunal recently upheld the Competition Council's finding that FK Distribution used its power on the market for the distribution of unaddressed mail (print circulars) to gain a competitive advantage, which was not based on its own merits, on the market for the distribution of digital circulars.

Mariano Peruzzotti

Company penalised for failing to respond to data removal request

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Argentina
Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum

In Argentina, the deadline for companies to answer requests relating to data updates, modifications, deletions and confidentiality treatment is five business days.

Mathew Newman

Applications for leave to serve out jurisdiction of Guernsey under Rule 9(b) of RCCR – role of Hague Convention

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

The Royal Court has dismissed an interlocutory application to set aside an order granting an application for leave to serve proceedings on respondents who reside outside Guernsey.

Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case concerning a patent directed to part of an ostomy bag, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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