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Alexander Vida

Conflict of prior trade name and later mark

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

Priority is a basic institution of trademarks and can be found in the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

Joanne van Harmelen

Would a TRIPS waiver improve access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - International
ENSafrica

A recent proposal calls for a waiver for all World Trade Organisation members of certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in relation to the "prevention, containment or treatment" of COVID-19.

Foo Joon Liang

Oppression action: court's discretion has limits

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

Section 346 of the Companies Act 2016 provides the courts with wide powers to grant remedies as they deem necessary to bring an end to the matters complained of in an oppression action.

Victoria Vilar

General shareholders' meeting has sole authority to appoint auditor of voluntary consolidated accounts

Corporate & Commercial - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In a recent decision, the General Directorate of Legal Affairs reiterated that the power to appoint an auditor of voluntary consolidated accounts lies with a company's general shareholders' meeting.

Victoria Grogan

I don't need a will – do I?

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Whether an individual needs a will really depends on whether they are happy for their estate to pass in accordance with the law or in accordance with their own wishes – which may differ significantly.

Nikita Maltsev

Data protection law amended to increase personal data subjects' rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The Federal Law on Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences enhances personal data subjects' rights by changing fines and extending the limitation period for data-related breaches.

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