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Paulo Monteverde

Patent and Trademark Office refuses registration of PANDEMIA mark

Intellectual Property - Portugal
BMA

In October 2020 the Patent and Trademark Office refused the registration of the mark PANDEMIA ('pandemic') for goods in Classes 32 and 33 on the grounds that the mark was contrary to accepted principles of morality.

Brian Dardani

Quiet enjoyment letters in lease financing transactions

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

In the context of lease financing transactions, it is not uncommon for the financier (registered owner) to refinance part of the transaction by recourse to third-party lenders, concluding a loan agreement which is typically secured by a mortgage over the vessel.

Jeremy Snead

Approach to interest and costs in Section 238 proceedings confirmed

Litigation - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Grand Court recently confirmed and clarified how interest on awards in Section 238 proceedings is to be calculated and how the costs of such proceedings are to be determined.

Arian Farahmand

New wind power system blows onto renewable energy scene

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

The Renewable Expansion Act (EAG) aims to ensure that 100% of electricity generated comes from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Santiago García de Fuentes

Inclusion of regulated and unregulated activities in company object

Banking & Financial Services - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

A recent judicial decision has settled an appeal against a registrar's refusal to allow regulated credit and finance activities to be included in the object of a limited liability company.

Maurus Winzap

Abolition of issuance stamp duty to further boost Swiss economy

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss Ltd

In Switzerland, 1% issuance stamp duty is levied on capital contributions from shareholders to Swiss companies.

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