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IP@OC | February 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of IP@OC, Osborne Clarke’s quarterly international IP newsletter. In this edition we focus on trade secrets. Back in 2015, alongside an interview with industry insiders,...

Written on 15 Feb 2018


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Trade secrets in France | Contractual protections and practical measures

How does the law currently protect trade secrets? Although the Trade Secrets Directive has not been implemented yet, French law does include both civil and criminal law mechanisms which may...

Written on 15 Feb 2018


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International Competition Update | January 2018

  As we welcome in 2018, we look back on a year gone by that was dominated by discussions on selective distribution prompted by the growing body of case law...

Written on 29 Jan 2018


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France | Finance Act for 2018 published

The first Budget of the newly elected French Government has now been adopted by the French Parliament. The Finance Act for 2018 (adopted and published in December 2017) includes some...

Written on 17 Jan 2018


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French Finance Acts for 2018

The Finance Act for 2018, the Rectifying Finance Act for 2017 and the Social Security financing Act for 2018 were published in the Official Gazette. The main measures relating to...

Written on 12 Jan 2018


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Whistleblowing: a new regulation in France in January 2018

While members of the European Parliament are calling for a whistleblowing program to protect whistleblowers who contribute to protect the EU financial interests, France recently enacted the Sapin II Act...

Written on 10 Jan 2018


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Newsletter tax – Les lois de finances pour 2018

Aperçu des principales dispositions intéressant les entreprises et les dirigeants dans la Loi de Finances pour 2018, la Loi de Finances Rectificative pour 2017 et la Loi de Financement de...

Written on 8 Jan 2018


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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on 3 Nov 2017


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Significant Labor reforms in France: what do employers need to know and do?

On 22 September 2017, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, executed five legal ordinances making important changes to French Labor law. The reforms are wide-ranging and extensive – significantly changing the...

Written on 10 Oct 2017


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