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Duty to report under Article 74 FinIA – planning tool for FINMA or (maybe) more?

FinIA has consolidated the authorisation regime for all financial institutions (except for banks which remain to be regulated under the Banking Act) and has extended this regime to independent asset managers and trustees. Even though the new law provides for a smooth transitional period enabling financial institutions to cope with the new regulation, asset managers and trustees now falling under the new regime are or have been required to file a report with the Swiss regulator FINMA. This article outlines the duty to report and its consequences.

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.

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The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous Gangsters Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”. But when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.

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This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.

Reducing UK emissions: 2020 progress report to Parliament

The Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 report to Parliament calls on the government to redouble its efforts and expands on its May 2020 advice to the Prime Minister in which it set out the principles for building a resilient recovery. The report highlights five clear investment priorities.

Why businesses should prioritise social, environmental and ethical considerations

Businesses are revolutionising the way they think about and do their business. Many employers recognise that companies have a crucial part to play in environmental, ethical and social challenges. The idea is that engaging with stakeholders in a meaningful way on such matters will create shared and sustained values – and will ultimately lead to greater success (and therefore profits) for the company. This concept is known as “stakeholder capitalism”.

Copyright and trade marks in relation to shapes: two European perspectives

Monika Górska of Wardynski & Partners in Poland and Mark Kramer of Shoosmiths in the UK discuss the broadening opportunities to use different IP rights such as copyright and trade marks in tandem with other rights to protect shapes from a European, Polish and UK stand point.

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