Golden Visa: The conditions and requirements to obtain and renew an investment residence permit in Portugal

The regulations of the legal framework for foreigners in Portugal and the procedure and rules to be followed by applicants for Investment Residence Permits (normally referred to as “Golden Visas” or “ARIs”), provide for a large number of investment models within the eight types of investment activity.

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New transparency measures in the public procurement field

1. Background Despite the constant update of the public procurement legal framework, the Romanian authorities have signalled several issues related to the public procurement contracts granted to certain companies, in circumstances which are not able to comply, in all cases, with the general principles of transparency and equal treatment. Thus, in order to ensure the […]

Coronavirus Digest no. 2: Patents and other intellectual property rights

Second volume of the Digest prepared by PLMJ and Inventa International on the crossover between the area of intellectual property and the challenges of COVID-19, especially regarding patents and utility models, as well as all the information on the path to obtaining a vaccine.

Coronavirus Digest: Patents and other intellectual property rights

The world is desperately seeking a vaccine and treatments against COVID-19 and the answer will also be found in intellectual property. For this reason, PLMJ and Inventa International have joined forces to prepare a Digest on these issues that is continuously updated. Readers of this Digest will have complete and up-to-date information on the crossover between the area of intellectual property and the challenges of COVID-19, especially regarding patents and utility models, as well as all the information on the path to obtaining a vaccine.

Coronavirus Angola: Exceptional and temporary measures to be applied in cases of declaration of provincial or municipal cordon sanitaire

Presidential Decree no. 184/20 of 8 July was published with the aim of clarifying the exceptional and temporary rules that apply to territorial divisions subject to a cordon sanitaire, which are indispensable for safeguarding the health and safety of the population. These measures are applicable to provinces and municipalities subject to a cordon sanitaire and may be modified or lifted depending on epidemiological developments.

National Energy and Climate Plan 2030 – Towards a carbon neutral future

The National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030 was approved by Resolution of the Council of Ministers 53/2020 and published on 10 July. The PNEC was published to comply with the obligations assumed by the Member States under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action. This Regulation provides that all Member States have to submit an integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030 to the European Commission.

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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’.

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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.

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