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Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Welcome to the June edition of Schoenherr's to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.
Azerbaijan
BM Morrison Partners LLC
Law No 523-VIQ, dated 5 May 2022, of the Republic of Azerbaijan, On Food Safety, was promulgated on 25 June. The Law, bringing new governance to a branch already subject...
European Union
Novagraaf Group
Le droit au titre de propriété industrielle protégeant une invention appartient à l'inventeur ou à son ayant-cause, au titre de l'article L611-6 du Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CPI).
Hogan Lovells
On 24 January and 8 April 2022, the procedure before the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) was reformed with the aim notably to better respond to the growing number of complaints...
Finland
Merilampi Attorneys Ltd
The war in Ukraine causes problems in the availability of raw materials and complicates the operation of production, distribution, and supply chains extensively, as...
Ireland
William Fry
Medical and diagnostic devices are becoming increasingly advanced, and many are beginning to incorporate cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems into their technology.
Matheson
In June 2022, as reported by The Times, fourteen people were charged as part of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("CCPC") investigation for their alleged involvement in rigging tenders to operate school transport routes in Co. Tipperary.
Arthur Cox
Just last month, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability Integration and Youth made regulations requiring certain employers to publish information in relation to the gender pay gap in their organisations.
Italy
Arnone & Sicomo
The boats are not all the same, and it is good not to confuse them, especially if you decide to register a boat in Italy because they entail different obligations.
Luxembourg
Dennemeyer Group
Most countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) region examine trademark applications by considering absolute and relative grounds for refusal.
Russian Federation
Gorodissky & Partners
Franchising is specifically regulated by Chapter 54 of Part II of the Civil Code. Further, the general provisions of the Civil Code – especially those that govern general aspects of contract law...
Turkey
Stock Intellectual Property Services A.S.
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TÜRKPATENT) has announced on 25 May 2022 that it completed the necessary technical and administrative work and now participates...
UK
Lewis Silkin
Against a backdrop of widespread industrial action, the government has quadrupled unions' potential liability for calling unlawful strikes to £1,000,000.
Lewis Silkin
In the latest appeal decision on the conflict between gender-critical beliefs and the rights of transgender people, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that such beliefs...
Gatehouse Chambers
The Court of Appeal upheld a trial judge's anti-suit injunction preventing proceedings continuing in Canada upholding an exclusive jurisdiction clause found in insurance contracts forming part of an insurance tower.
Kemp IT Law
Uncertain times have a knock-on effect on all aspects of life including business. The pandemic, Brexit, ever-rising inflation and now an energy crisis against the backdrop of war in Europe...
Littler Mendelson
The UK government is proposing to amend its data privacy regime to make it easier for employers to comply with its requirements.
J A Kemp LLP
As we reported in September 2020, the UK IPO, on behalf of the UK Government, conducted an open consultation in relation to how artificial intelligence (AI) should be dealt with in the patent and copyright systems.
Safecall
There is a growing recognition that businesses and organisations can and indeed should have a moral dimension to their decision making.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Businesses in the UK entertainment and advertising industries ought to tread carefully when using popular characters born out of TV shows, books or other works unless they have the necessary rights...
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