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Is the market for medical devices in Slovenia and within the EU becoming more significant?

The significance of medical devices is most certainly on the rise, considering not only its importance to patients, for whom medical devices represent life-enhancing products, but also developments in innovation, economics, and in the regulatory and legal sphere. Issues such as data privacy in the field of medical devices were not noticeable until connectivity became […]

Serbia: Rebranding the Trademark Law

Serbia recently reworked its Law on Trademarks, coming into force on 1 February 2020. What has changed? In local parlance: “Everything and nothing”. The changes are not extensive, but concern key features of the local trademark rules: 1. Oppositions The new law introduced an opposition system, as an auxiliary system to the existing framework. Per […]

Railway transportation regulation of Mongolia

By Bolormaa Volodya Mongolia is a member country of the Organization for Cooperation of Railways /OSJD/ which was established in order to create and improve the coordination of International rail transport. Thereupon, railway transport regulations of Mongolia comply with the following agreements and rules: Agreement on the International Passenger Transport by Rail (SMPS); Agreement on […]

Personal Data Protection in Russia 2020

1 Legislative Framework and Regulatory Authorities 1.1 What are the principal laws on data protection? The Constitution of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – the “Constitution”) establishes the right to privacy, including privacy of correspondence and telephone and other communications, for every individual (Art. 23) and prohibits collection, storage, use and dissemination of the information on […]

It is impossible to penalize a supplier for the wrong product, if he was able to rectify the defect before the expiration of delivery

By Andrey Matveenko Between Federal state institution “Main Bureau of medical-social expertise in Ulyanovsk region” the Ministry of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation (the Customer) and LLC “MRTECHICA” (Supplier) was awarded the contract for the supply of technical means of rehabilitation according to the results of the electronic auction. After the goods […]

GRATA Kyrgyzstan monthly legal summary

On clarification on the procedure for installing and using equipment designed to accept payments using bank payment cards or electronic money There have been significant changes in the List of separate types of activities, in the implementation of which individual entrepreneurs and legal entities are obliged to ensure the installation and use of equipment (software […]

Patentability in Canada: Federal Court of Appeal questions the fixed dosage amount vs dosage range distinction

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 […]

BVI court considers registration of foreign arbitration awards

In a recently handed down decision of Re Kirkland Intertrade Corp (BVIHCM 2019/0149), the BVI Commercial Court has confirmed that the BVI Arbitration Act 2013 (the “Arbitration Act”) does not require an award made by a foreign Arbitration Tribunal to be registered in the BVI before the award creditor can proceed with an application to […]

The changing face of financial crime: Who wants to be a MLRO?

By Simon Florance It is 56 years since Bob Dylan released his anthemic song “The Times They Are a-Changin’”, but it still proves relevant in many areas of life, including financial crime. If you were to ask the average person 10 or 20 years ago what financial crime meant, the answer would most likely have […]

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