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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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.

Coronavirus Angola: Prevention measures applicable to the transport sector

Following the declaration of the Situation of Public Calamity in Presidential Decree 142/20 of 25 May, Joint Executive Decree 180/20 of 12 June was approved to establish the following rules applicable to domestic and international air travel undertaken during the Situation of Public Calamity. • Domestic air travel by passengers from Luanda begins on the […]

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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.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

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