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Intellectual property

UPC action points: opting out of the EU's Unified Patent Court

Attitudes towards UPC opt-outs will depend on the proprietor and their patents but options should be weighed up now

Workforce Solutions

New directive threatens the use of self-employed contractor models in Europe

Many staffing companies, AOR/EORs and platforms may need to start planning changes to their commercial models soon

Intellectual property

UK's biggest offshore wind farm is not in jurisdiction of English patent law

The Patents Court has found that an offshore wind farm is not within the territorial ambit of the Patents Act

Intellectual property

Hosting third-party products could make online marketplaces liable for trade mark infringement

CJEU opens way for national courts to find website operators liable for trade mark infringement by third-party products


Interpreting audit rights in England and Wales when 'the milk of human kindness has long since evaporated'

High Court casts helpful light on the scope of audit clauses in dispute over royalty distribution agreement involving Paddington Bear

Banking and finance

France's financial watchdog lays out stance on money laundering for cryptos

ACPR has published its sectoral application principles on anti-money laundering and financing terrorism for digital asset service providers

Regulatory Outlook

Bribery, fraud and anti-money laundering | UK Regulatory Outlook January 2023

Amendments to Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill | HMT annual supervision report for 2020-2022 on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist

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Intellectual property

No contributory patent infringement by offering mere wear parts, says German Federal Court

The last decision of the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) on the delimitation of a permissible “intended use”

Dispute resolution

UK to make ‘failure to prevent fraud’ a criminal offence

Recently proposed amendments will see the biggest change in corporate criminal enforcement since the enactment of the Bribery Act in

Intellectual property

Unified Patent Court: an introduction to the UPC's general jurisdiction

Knowing the UPC's competence and international jurisdiction rules is vital to understand what it can hear and reach

Dispute resolution

Christmas period is approved in Spain as non-business days

The new provision for the 24 December to 6 January aims for better work-life balance for those working in the

Financial Services

Banks' anti-money laundering failures targeted by the UK FCA in New Year clamp down

The financial regulator's opening salvo of enforcement action highlights a range of AML shortcomings at UK banks