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Kubas Kos Gałkowski | Poland | 5 May 2022

Motion for summons to conciliation session will not interrupt course of limitation period

An amendment to the Polish Civil Code was recently announced. The amendment affects article 121 of the Civil Code, which specifies when a limitation period is subject to suspension. This amendment should be regarded as another step by the Polish legislature to counteract the practice of submitting motions for a summons to a conciliation session for purposes other than to reach a settlement.
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Leite Tosto e Barros Advogados | Brazil | 8 Mar 2022

To collect or not to collect: deciding on enforcement or collection of bonds under statute of limitations

Towards the end of 2021, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) issued a decision regarding Brazilian agribusiness bonds. This was not the only bond submitted to the ruling of the STJ: bank credit notes (CCBs) also came into question, in the context of a challenge to the statute of limitations for their collection. The STJ ruling in this case is and will remain relevant, considering......
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Grau & Angulo | Spain | 14 Feb 2022

Criminal conviction upheld following annulment of prior acquittal

The Madrid Court of Appeal recently decided in favour of the trademark owners in a trademark infringement case. The Madrid Court of Appeal had previously upheld an appeal filed by the same trademark owners, nullifying the first-instance acquittal judgment, which had classified the facts as a misdemeanour (and not as a criminal offence) and determined that the statute of limitations for......
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Apolat Legal | Vietnam | 24 Nov 2021

The issue of statute of limitations for lawsuits in intellectual property disputes

The statute of limitations for initiating a lawsuit is a fundamental issue. However, it is easily “forgotten” when resolving most types of disputes…
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Crowell & Moring LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2021

Supreme Court declines to weigh in on notice required to trigger statute of limitations for trade secret misappropriation claims

The Supreme Court recently denied a petition for certiorari. The petitioners sought the Supreme Court's intervention regarding the notice required to trigger the statute of limitations for trade secret misappropriation claims. The petitioners alleged that in 2015 they had discovered that the respondents had been engaged in a 25-year conspiracy to steal their inventions. A central issue was......
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Buckley LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2021

California enacts several consumer financial protection measures

Recently, the California governor enacted several state bills relating to consumer financial protection. On October 6, AB 790 was signed, which…
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Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 23 Sep 2021

Trade secret law Evolution podcast Episode 40: A deep dive into the Trade secret misappropriation statute of limitations

In this Episode, host Jordan Grotzinger discusses the Sixth Circuit’s recent analysis of the statute of limitations for trade secret misappropriation…
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Lenz & Staehelin | Switzerland | 24 Aug 2021

No interruption of statute of limitations during appeal stages

Civil Law provides for various statutes of limitations. As a rule, and unless otherwise provided, civil claims become time barred 10 years after their due date. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. There are several accepted circumstances within which the statute of limitations may be interrupted within civil claims, but the statute of limitations cannot stay interrupted forever....
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KaiRong Law Firm | China | 4 Aug 2021

Case law on statute of limitations in multimodal transport cases

In a multimodal transport, if one of its modes of transport is sea carriage and there is cargo loss or a damage claim against the operator, which statute of limitations should apply? This is debated in legal practice because the statutes of limitations stipulated in the Maritime Law and the Civil Code are quite different. This article discusses this debate from the perspective of Chinese......
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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2021

Recent Commercial Division Decision Provides a Refresher on Common Statutes of Limitation Issues

Recently, in F.W. Sims, Inc. v. Simonelli, Index No. 022942/2014, Doc. No. 412 (Sup. Ct., Suffolk Cnty., May 7, 2021), the Commercial Division Court…
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