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Muazzez Korutürk

Are second medical use patents protected?

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

A first-instance court decision that second medical use patents granted before 13 December 2007 are not patentable is waiting to be evaluated by the General Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, despite the decision already having being overturned by the Supreme Court.

Kei Akagawa

Amended Provider Liability Limitation Act updates sender information disclosure system

Litigation - Japan
Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

The amended Act on the Limitation of Liability for Damages of Specified Telecommunications Service Providers and the Right to Demand Disclosure of Identification Information of the Senders (Provider Liability Limitation Act) was recently enacted and is scheduled to take effect in Autumn 2022.

Patrick Rennie

Court finds immigration exemption under Data Protection Act non-compliant with GDPR

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

The Court of Appeal recently found that the immigration exemption under Paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the Data Protection Act 2018 – which disapplies some data protection rights where their application would be likely to prejudice immigration control – did not comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Jin Yu-Lai

Drone regulations: what you need to know before you fly a drone

Aviation - China
KaiRong Law Firm

In recent years civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has developed rapidly and the use of UAVs has become increasingly widespread.

Sophie Reguengo

Snapshot: Jersey private funds in demand for private equity and venture capital

Corporate Finance/M&A - Jersey
Ogier

Statistics released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission, as at 31 December 2020, support the trend seen over the past year – that of the continued popularity of the Jersey private fund product alongside the growth of the private equity and venture capital asset classes.

Gordon Drakes

Parties which deliberately and wilfully breach contracts can rely on broad exclusion or limitation of liability clauses

Corporate & Commercial - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

A recent High Court case has provided reassurance that the courts will continue to respect and enforce clearly drafted exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, even broad ones, unless to do so would have the effect of excluding all liability for all breach or would reduce one party's obligations to a mere declaration of intent.

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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