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By Alex Gloor, Christopher D. Bown, Cole Meagher In Canada, claims to new uses based on the discovery of “hitherto unrecognized properties” constitute patentable subject matter. Use claims in the context of pharmaceutical inventions are also allowed; claims to the “use in the treatment or prophylaxis” of AIDS were unanimously held by the Supreme Court […]

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By Ben Stansfield The Environment Bill has been enhanced and reintroduced to Parliament, following the government’s promise to tackle climate change and restore the natural environment. The enhanced Bill will stop the exportation of plastic waste to developing countries, boost the recycling system, restore natural habitats, and introduce measures to improve the quality of air […]

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By Anastasia Glukhareva According to Russian and Eurasian patent regulations, an application must relate to one invention or a group of inventions. In the latter case, all of the inventions in the group must be linked so as to form a single general inventive concept, which meets the unity of invention requirement. However, there are […]

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By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida The United Kingdom ceased to be a Member State of the Union as of 30 January 2020, so the question arises as to the applicability of many other provisions contained in Portuguese domestic law. On the 30th of January, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the […]

Coronavirus – A bug coming to your workplace soon?

By Kevin McCavish The inevitable has happened. Coronavirus has arrived in London with the first patient being diagnosed yesterday. This brings the total number of those infected in the UK by Covid-19, the official name given to the coronavirus by the World Health Organisation, to 9. In Brighton, where two GP surgeries have already closed […]

Natasha’s Law – New rules on food labelling

By Joanne Sear, CJ Ntsiu We look at the new rules on food labelling coming into force next year, and when additional information will have to be provided, particularly in relation to allergens. Background In 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating sesame seeds in a baguette purchased from a high street […]

Warning for Insolvency Practitioners dealing with personal data

By Lynsey Robinson The FCA, ICO and FSCS have released a statement warning licensed Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The statement highlights concerns about IPs/ authorised firms unlawfully selling personal client data to claims management companies (CMC) when acting on administrations. Under Data Protection legislation, consideration […]

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