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Piracy and copyright infringements are on the increase. As such, it is all the more important to take appropriate measures to protect one’s trademarks and intellectual property.
On October 12, 2016, VEGAS LEX organized a workshop, Advertising in the pharmaceutical sector: risk matrix, for representatives of pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of medical devices and dietary supplements.
No distinction is made between “Mac” and “Mc” for the purposes of trademark law. The General Court of the European Union (EGC) ruled that whether the syllable includes an “a” is of no great significance (Az.: T-518/13).
Anyone who includes false statements in their application documents risks having their employment contract terminated with immediate effect.
The renewable energy company OX2 has been retained to construct the Lehtirova wind farm generating 148 MW (41 wind power turbines) in Norrbotten. The customer is Aquila Capital. Foyen Advokatfirma assisted OX2 in the negotiations regarding the turbine supply agreement and the service agreement with the turbine supplier, Vestas. The partner in charge at Foyen was Jacob Hamilton.
Members of the truck cartel will have to pay a fine totaling approx. 2.9 billion euros, and things could become even more expensive if damages claims brought by clients follow.
The IFLR1000 2017 Financial and Corporate rankings were published on October 14, 2016. VEGAS LEX improved its positions in Project finance and Mergers and acquisitions. Chairman of the Board of Partners Albert Eganyan was noted as a leading lawyer in the Project finance category.
The inheritance tax reforms have still yet to be finalized. With the Bundesrat, the upper house of the German parliament, having blocked the draft legislation on July 8, no further decision is expected to be taken before the autumn.
In an action brought by CL Educate Limited, the company behind Career Launcher (popularly known as CL), India’s premier test prep institutions, the Delhi High Court has restrained competitor Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd. (popularly known as Byju’s) and its directors from infringing and misusing CL’s trademarks to lure prospective students into enrolling.
Early signs of the new shape of IP litigation under the Commercial Courts Act are being seen in the speed with which the Delhi High Court disposed of a suit filed by Tata Sons Ltd. on the second date of hearing, applying the ‘summary judgment’ provisions contained in this Act.
Anand and Anand and IAC-2016 are jointly organising a one day seminar on “Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) – Striking the Right Balance”; A Pre-IAC 2016 Event on the 22nd of October, 2016. Keep looking at this space for more information and updates.
[Kim & Chang] Kim & Chang Ranks First Among Korean Law Firms by Revenue and Headcount in The Lawyer'
Kim & Chang Ranks First Among Korean Law Firms by Revenue and Headcount in The Lawyer's Global 200 (June 2016)
[Kim & Chang] Only Korean Firm Named by Acritas' Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2016, Ranking 4th
Only Korean Firm Named by Acritas' Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2016, Ranking 4th Overall
For the third consecutive year, Kim & Chang has been ranked as a top tier firm in Energy and Infrastructure. This recognition was recently announced in the 2016 rankings for IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure, a Euromoney publication.
If a purchased item is defective, the buyer can demand that subsequent remedial action be taken. According to a recent ruling of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, “unverzüglich” (immediately) is an acceptable deadline in relation to this remedial work.
A shade of the colour red used by a German bank shall continue to enjoy trademark protection. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, in its ruling of July 21, 2016 (Az. I ZB 52/15).
Karanović & Nikolić is pleased to announce its involvement in advising R&R Ice Cream, a leading ice cream company based in the UK, on Serbian law matters relating to its 50/50 joint venture with Nestlé, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company. The advising team consisted of Srdjan Dabetić Stefan Antonić from Karanović & Nikolić’s Belgrade office. Globally, our client was advised by London based Allen & Overy LLP.
Anyone who does not wish to be subject to the rules of intestate succession can set out arrangements for their estate in a will or contract of inheritance. A contract of inheritance has a strong binding effect.
Pitmans has been awarded winner of the best work/life balance in the 2016 Lex 100 - a survey that is recognised as the most comprehensive valuation of training opportunities at law firms across the UK.
It has since become common for contracts with real estate brokers to be concluded online or by email. It is possible to withdraw from these contracts provided the statutory notice periods are observed.
Guidance on the right of withdrawal featuring the footnote “Nicht für Fernabsatzgeschäfte” (not for long-distance transactions) is ineffective. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf [Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf] ruled that it is possible to effectively withdraw from loans accompanied by this kind of guidance.
Head of VEGAS LEX Litigation group Victor Petrov has spoken at a NAPF workshop on cooperation and legal assistance of non-state pension funds in working out positions on complex legal issues.
VEGAS LEX, FAS Russia host business breakfast to discuss new regulation of procurement for unitary e
On September 30, 2016, VEGAS LEX hosted a business breakfast on adopting the contract system in procurement for unitary enterprises and their liability for violations in the context of new legislation, with representatives of FAS Russia attending the event.
According to a ruling of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, from July 12, it is possible to effectively withdraw from loan agreements featuring the wording that the withdrawal period shall commence “frühestens mit dem Erhalt dieser Belehrung” [at the earliest upon receipt of this guidance] (Az.: XI ZR 564/15).
As demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] from July 1, 2016, associated risks and side effects need to be taken into account not only in relation to medications but also advertising for pharmaceuticals (Az.: 6 U 151/15).
Even if a married couple has no children, this does not mean that the spouses automatically become sole heirs. That can only be achieved by means of a will or contract of inheritance.
Award-winning business crime practice Rahman Ravelli has appointed Ben Ticehurst to its corporate fraud operation.
Even in the event of dismissal, the employer is not obliged to grant any remaining holiday entitlement of its own accord. The entitlement lapses if the employee fails to make an appropriate formal request.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced its second deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). Aziz Rahman considers how they could affect business and what you need to know about them.
Offshore tax evasion is coming under increasing scrutiny from the authorities. So what can you do to avoid being implicated?
The European Commission is to bring in tougher anti-money laundering rules following the Panama Papers scandal. What do you need to know about money laundering if you are involved in the financial side of business?
Extra funding has been given to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to investigate bribery allegations. It’s a clear indicator that bribery is high on the government’s agenda. So what does this mean for those involved in business finance?
The lack of a manufacturer’s warranty when purchasing a used vehicle may represent a material defect that justifies the buyer rescinding the purchase agreement. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice.
Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with law firm Goodwin Procter, is pleased to have provided all around legal support and advice to GoDaddy on its acquisition of Devana Techologies’ ManageWP business.
Media reports from Croatia are telling us that the Podravka food company has sold its Studenac mineral water bottling facilities to the Slovenian Radenska company, which is in turn owned by the Czech company Kofola – one of the European leaders in the field of producing and distributing non-alcoholic drinks.
*Information provided in this article does not represent any legal or whatsoever advice with respect to certain matter, but is intended for general informative purpose only.
If, after becoming aware of what is termed a “Pflichtteilsstrafklausel” (compulsory portion penalty clause), an heir refrains from asserting his right to a compulsory portion of the estate, he will not be limited to this compulsory portion in the event of succession.
Proper written form should always be observed when it comes to commercial tenancy and lease agreements. Oral agreements may not be effective in cases where there is doubt, as demonstrated by a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Dresden [Higher Regional Court of Dresden].
A testator who makes a gift during his lifetime may give rise to tax advantages. However, any gifts need to be taken into account when calculating the compulsory portion.
Montenegrin media outlets have recently reported that the initial phase of the tender for the pre-qualification procedure in awarding the concession for the Kotor-Lovćen-Cetinje cableway – announced on 3 August in the Official Gazette of Montenegro – will be open to interested parties until 5 October this year. The president of the Tender Commission, Daliborka Pejović, pointed out that seven potential concessionaires have so far shown great interest for submitting the required documentation in the pre-qualification stage.
Karanović & Nikolić is pleased to have advised on the recent public procurement case in which our client – the seller – provided the City of Belgrade with five new electric buses for the city's public transport system. The team that led the client throughout the process was represented by Marjan Poljak, Partner, and Ana Stanković, Senior Associate.
Recent news reports from Bosnia tell us that the BiH government, represented by the federal prime minister for economic issues and investments, Suvad Osmanagić, paid a visit to Bihać with Ludovico Camozzi, the president and owner of Camozzi – an Italian company that produces industrial automation machinery.
Ever since Serbia’s Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU (‘SAA’) entered into force in September 2013, Serbian media have paid significant attention to the country’s obligations concerning the acquisition of agricultural land by foreigners. The fear of one part of the public appears to be that, due to the application of the SAA, large portions of Serbian agricultural land will be sold out to foreigners.
Here, we will take a look at what obligations precisely Serbia accepted under the SAA and what would happen if Serbia failed to act in accordance with these obligations.
This article was initially featured in CEE Legal Matters, June 2016 edition.
The contemporary business world has become fundamentally tied in with the progress of globalisation, and for anyone involved in it, that is no secret. Anybody would be hard pressed to find an industry that can exist and sustain itself in a purely national context, without – at least in some regard – relying on either a piece of legislation or a practice trend that is related to whatever kind of international functioning. A fine illustrative example of such an issue nowadays can be found in the international trade of fast moving consumer goods (and to a lesser extent pharmaceutical products), as well as the ways in which such products find their path to consumers' hands. More precisely, in the ways that products are moved on a cross-border basis, and how such movement corresponds with the respective national intellectual property (IP) protections in place, bringing us to a division between an international exhaustion of IP rights and the national exhaustion of these same rights. It is the presence of the parallel import issue that has sparked a rather controversial debate over which of the two is preferable.
Claims arising from a D&O (Directors & Officers) insurance policy can be ceded to the employer. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, in its ruling of April 13, 2016 (Az.: IV ZR 304/13).
According to latest media reports, the governments of Serbia and Bulgaria have agreed on the formulation of a new memorandum for the task of building a gas pipeline between the two countries, during a recent meeting of the group for gas connections in Central and South East Europe that was held in Budapest.
An interesting news update has recently come up in the media, as the Serbian roads company "Putevi Srbije", and the Ministry of Construction, Transport, and Infrastructure – together with the representatives of the relevant institutions in Romania – announced that a contract on implementing a cross border project of building the Belgrade-Timisoara highway is due to be signed in the next two weeks.
Media reports are letting us know that the "Serbia - A Strategic Crossroads between Western and Eastern Europe," conference was held in Paris on 15 September, where the French companies were presented with the political and economic environment in Serbia, as well as with the ensuing investment opportunities and the possibility of financing economic projects.
In its new administrative instructions for the third quarter of 2016 published on 30 August, the National Social Security Office (NSSO) announced that the maximum indemnity for home office expenses has been increased from EUR 119.61 to EUR 122.01 per month.
On September 22, 2016 VEGAS LEX Commercial group junior associate Anastasia Cheredova participated in the Fourth Partnering ‘Russian Medicines. An interdisciplinary dialogue’ in Kazan, organized by FAS Russia, the Healthcare Ministry of Tatarstan, and the Association of the Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.