December 1, 2020

How UCB and Basilea overcome the barriers to building effective IP strategies

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IAM’s third annual Pharma & Biotech IP event With the prospect of disruptive political and legislative change in Europe and elsewhere, it has never been more important for patent professionals in life sciences to have a nuanced understanding of the issues shaping the future of IP protection and value creation. At IAM’s third annual Pharma […]

Trademarks v. artistic freedom

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Trademarks versus artistic freedom of expression: milestone referral for preliminary ruling By Olivier Vrins, Jeroen Muyldermans Contributed by ALTIUS Intellectual Property Belgium From ILO In a high-profile trademark infringement case involving Moët Hennessey Champagne Services (MHCS) – owner of the famous Champagne brand Dom Pérignon – and a Belgian painter, the courts were asked to […]

Report on Jamaica elections presented to OAS Permanent Council

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Former Bahamas minister of foreign affairs, Janet Bostwick, who headed the Organization of American States (OAS) electoral observation mission (EOM) at the general elections held earlier this year in Jamaica, officially presented the mission’s report to the OAS Permanent Council on Wednesday. The meeting was presided over by […]

ECJ invalidates maximum annual free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions

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By Luciano Butti & Beatrice Toniolo  Contributed by B&P Avvocati  From International Law Office Introduction The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has declared invalid the maximum annual free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions set out in European Commission Decision 448/2013. The ECJ judgment(1) followed a request for a preliminary ruling by the Lazio Administrative Court (as […]

Jamaica: House Committee serves DPP another blow

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Inside parliament with Balford Henry From Jamaica Observer Sunday, December 06, 2015 Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn’s faint hope of a select committee of Parliament siding with her in the row with INDECOM Commissioner Terrence Williams over the public’s right to private prosecutions, were dashed Tuesday when the committee tabled its report. “The […]

Jamaica to host Caribbean & Americas regional workshop for Commonwealth Junior Election Professionals

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(The Commonwealth) The five-day workshop, which will take place from the 22 to 26 September will explore ways in which electoral democracy can be strengthened within the Commonwealth Caribbean and Americas region. The workshop will be attended by junior election professionals from eleven national Commonwealth election management bodies from the region, including: Antigua and Barbuda; […]