Berggren Oy | Finland, United Kingdom, USA | 20 Jun 2022
The weeks-long civil trial between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard recently concluded, resulting in an American jury reaching a…
WeirFoulds LLP | Canada | 2 Feb 2022
The Superior Court of Justice of Ontario has awarded C$107 million to family members of six passengers who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS 752 after the aircraft was shot down by Iranian armed forces in January 2020. This decision represents the first time that a Canadian court has awarded damages for loss of life caused by terrorism.
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office | China | 4 Jan 2022
Highlights of the amendments China's Patent Law has just undergone the fourth revision in 2020 to improve the patent protection system and improve…
Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd | China | 13 Dec 2021
The first Paragraph of Article 63 of China’s Trademark Law specifies that, “where the exclusive right to use a trademark is maliciously infringed and…
AKD | Netherlands | 7 Dec 2021
Dutch courts can give effect to rulings issued by foreign courts, even in the absence of an international instrument facilitating such recognition, provided that certain key criteria are met. However, an appeal court recently ruled that a foreign ruling that orders someone to pay punitive damages cannot be recognised and enforced in the Netherlands. Punitive damages are considered to run......
Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, etc. | 29 Jul 2021
Plaintiff law firm Hausfeld is spearheading a proposed class action against Google that seeks almost £1 billion on behalf of 19.5 million UK consumers that allegedly overpaid for in-app content as a result of the company’s application store restrictions.
Lexology PRO | European Union, France | 22 Jul 2021
Orange and its rival SFR have settled a follow-on damages dispute in France after the country’s antitrust authority fined the former €350 million in 2015 for discriminatory practices in the mobile and fixed-line telecommunications markets.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong | 8 Jun 2021
An aluminium manufacturer accusing Shell and another fuel supplier of collusion in Hong Kong has had its request to split its upcoming trial into separate liability and quantum proceedings denied.
Lexology PRO | Belgium, European Union, France | 7 Jun 2021
Google has agreed to pay €220 million and change the way it organises digital advertising auctions to settle the French antitrust enforcer’s allegations that it unlawfully favours its own services in the sector.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Netherlands | 3 Jun 2021
Dutch consumer rights body SOMI has filed a class action against TikTok, citing negligence over the safety and privacy of children on the platform.