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Recent financial market regulation developments

With entry into force of the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the implementing ordinances, especially active asset managers and Swiss and non-Swiss financial service providers must cope with various new affiliation and registration deadlines. Given the authorities now have set the framework, the financial institutions have to take action within the next couple of months.

AMLA and DLT: current political developments

The AMLA is one of the fastest changing laws in Switzerland. Fundamental amendments are made to it practically every year. Just a few days ago, the Council of States voted on two draft laws which are of great importance for many economic players in Switzerland.

Swiss IP News – July 2020

An update on new decisions, the relevant legislative process and other trends in the fields of intellectual property and unfair competition law from a Swiss perspective.

Well-known trademarks in the context of a product’s culinary origin

The Swiss Federal Administrative Court (SFAC) recently clarified (B-622/2018, 8 June 2020) that the “relevant” public, in a legal meaning, for (traditional) pastries comprises all consumers and professionals residing in Switzerland irrespective of the culinary origins of such pastries.

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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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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