By Jonathan Wachs, Offit Kurman
Effective 03 August 2019, companies and individuals outside the United States that are submitting trademark filings to the United States Patent and Trademark Offce (USPTO) will be required to designate a US-licensed attorney as a contact person for the filing.
By Tijana Kondic, Law Firm Sajic
The laws on concessions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, at both the entity and the state level, regulate the tendering procedure and the manner of investing private capital in cases of insuffcient budgetary funds for the projects of general interest, especially in the fields of transport, energy, communication, water resource management, etc.
By Sven Dierking, Gehrke econ Group
One of the biggest institutes for research on retail issues in Germany predicted a significant sales decrease for over-the-counter retail in Germany. Current reports of the distributors already show declining visitor numbers in more than half of the stores. This development results mainly from an increase of e-commerce and demographic changes and will lead to a more rigorous selection process.
By Ognjen Bogdanic, Law Firm Sajic
Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights and therefore have an important position in the global market economy, as well as in the daily turnover of goods and services. The financial value of trademarks in the modern business world is immeasurable.
By Anette Sophie Klapproth, FACT GmbH
While the search for the Brexit compromise is running at full speed, the question is raised as to the possible consequences under labour law for British employees in Germany.
By Karina Reizner, Hategan Attorneys
Romania has undergone one of the most promising economic growths among the EU states in the last few years. The height of the economic boom saw a 7% GDP growth in 2017, slowing down to a forecasted 3.8% GDP growth in 2019: still one of the highest growths in the European Union. This economic success is due partially to the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Romania which might break the EUR 5 billion milestone in 2019, a height which has not been experienced in more than a decade.
By Lars Berg Dueholm and Kasper Bjerre Hendrup Andersen, LOU Advokatfirma
The increasingly intensive European regulation of the data-protection area prompts the question of how the trustee-in-bankruptcy must act, partly with regard to his/her processing of personal data, which the debtor has collected and processed about employees, customers, suppliers before the bankruptcy, and partly with regard to the data processing that the bankruptcy estates inevitably will perform in their own right.
By Clint Pinyan, Brooks Pierce
Today, Senators Brent Jackson (R-Sampson), Norman Sanderson (R-Pamlico) and Todd Johnson (R-Union) introduced S.B. 315 (the “North Carolina Farm Act of 2019”), a bill to create the North Carolina Hemp Commission. The Commission would implement new federal law contained in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (colloquially, the “2018 Farm Bill”) in order to permit and regulate a broad statewide industry in hemp (a variety of the cannabis plant with low THC concentrations).
By Olivier Binder, Herald
The latest revised version of article 1110 of the Civil Code entered into force on 1 October 2018. It defines a standard form contract as a “contract which contains a set of non-negotiable clauses, determined in advance by one of the parties”.
By Dragan Stijak, Law Firm Sajic
Bosnia & Herzegovina represents a country that is still going through a transition period and on its way encounters many diffculties in trying to reach the standards set by the European Union. This is certainly the case in the field of personal data protection.