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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.


WLG advises the Government of Rwanda and TradeMark East Africa

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), in association with Deloitte (financial advisers), K-Advocates (local legal advisers) and Gauff (technical advisers), have advised the Rwandan Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) on the signing of a concession agreement with DP World, to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an integrated logistics […]

Moves: 25 January 2016

Move of the week King & Spalding has hired Jones Day partner Jules Quinn to lead its employment team in London. Quinn was formerly head of the labour and employment group, having joined the firm in 2012. She will be joined by her colleague Kim Roberts, who has been appointed as counsel. UK London K&L Gates […]

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