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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

Poland: COVID-19 vs. lease agreements

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Polish authorities have implemented several restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the disease, including the suspension of certain retail activities and services. This has had a direct impact on lease agreements in these sectors. The Polish Parliament has therefore adopted the so-called “Anti-crisis Shield” comprising regulations in […]

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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

Swiss IP Newsletter July 2020

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.


Karen Brown named global chief diversity & inclusion officer Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie has appointed Karen Brown as global chief diversity & inclusion officer. She joins from Monsanto Company, where she has had the same title. In her new strategic leadership role she will develop and execute holistic and integrated diversity & inclusion (D&I) strategies to help Baker & McKenzie achieve its short and long-term D&I […]

Schoenherr advises Cimpress on its acquisition of Austria’s

Schoenherr has advised Cimpress N.V., a world leader in mass customisation, on its acquisition of, one of the leading web-to-print businesses in Austria. The transaction, which was announced on 18 March 2015, closed on 17 April 2015 following the successful achievement of various closing conditions including Austrian antitrust clearance. The acquisition supports Cimpress’ strategy […]


Freshfields kicks off Manchester launch with external legal services recruitment drive

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a recruitment drive for legal services staff and paralegals for its new Manchester office, due to open this summer. The magic circle firm has advertised 15 top level roles in IT and business services including a global reporting HR manager, HR services manager and IT support team lead. Freshfields is […]


Exclusive: Gibson Dunn Dubai partner Peter Gray exits firm

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands. The Dubai partner, who was suspended by the firm in March following a ruling that he deliberately misled the High Court, is understood to have posted comments on Facebook this week confirming he and Gibson Dunn had parted ways. “We did […]

KWM’s property push

When SJ Berwin agreed to combine with – or be taken over by KWM, it became a target for headhunters. Many corporate departures later, the firm is hiring aggressively in real estate, taking a number of partners from Eversheds. Will there be more to come? KWM’s resurgence will be built on real estate Eversheds loses […]

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