Monthly Archives: May 2020

Reopening Nonessential Businesses Begins in the DMV: District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Start to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

On May 27, 2020, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Order 0202-067, which details the Phase One limited reopening of non-essential businesses in Washington, D.C., to begin on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The Mayor’s decision to begin to reopen D.C. follows on the heels of prior orders of Governors Larry Hogan and Ralph Northam to reopen neighboring Maryland and Virginia, respectively.  Governor Hogan allowed certain nonessential businesses in Maryland to reopen on May 15, 2020, and on May 27, 2020, he issued Order 20-05-27-01, expanding its phase one reopening.  Governor Northam’s Executive Order 61 eased certain temporary restrictions throughout most of the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning on May 15, 2020, and Executive Order 62 permits the Northern Virginia Region, Richmond, and Accomack County to begin reopening on May 29, 2020.

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WHAT DOES THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S FOUR PHASE ROUTE MAP MEAN FOR YOU?

The Scottish Government has now published a route map, which details a four phase approach to the removal of lockdown restrictions.

As to timings, there’s speculation the implementation of the changes will coincide with the three-weekly lockdown review cycle. Therefore, we might expect licensed outdoor areas to reopen in the second half of June. It’s anticipated that the re-opening of court and tribunal buildings (with limited business and public access) will happen before this in Phase 1, which begins today.

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Llinks Opens Office in Shenzhen with Four New Partners

links Law Offices (Llinks) announces its new office opening in Shenzhen on 25 May 2020. The new office is located at China Resources Tower in the Shenzhen Bay of Nanshan District, an innovative and dynamics area in Shenzhen.

The Shenzhen office is Llinks third office in Mainland China and the fifth worldwide since its establishment back in 1998. By opening its Shenzhen office, Llinks aims to further extend its dedicated presence in South China. The Shenzhen office will work closely with Llinks’ Hong Kong office and create a synergy between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The new office will facilitate diversified development in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) by providing more convenient and efficient legal services to clients in South China. Meanwhile, as Llinks strategic move of its international development blueprint, the launch of its Shenzhen office will maximize Shenzhens strategic and innovative advantage as the centre of the GBA and an innovative city, echoing Chinas “Belt and Road” initiative and strategy of development of cross-border legal market.

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COVID-19 Intellectual Property Extensions Ending in Many Countries; Caution Over Potential Flood of Filings

Deadline suspensions by intellectual property offices around the world are rapidly coming to a close. Many of these extensions, including in the United States, Brazil, Canada, and other countries, were granted after the COVID-19 pandemic closed governmental offices and served as the basis for unprecedented relief from otherwise firm statutory deadlines for patent and trademark filings. Read more>>

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ENFORCING A CCJ IN SCOTLAND

As you might expect, we are seeing an increase in debt recovery queries owing to the current circumstances. It’s worth noting that although the process isn’t operating as normal, CCJs can still be enforced, particularly if urgent.

If you, or your client, has obtained a County Court Judgement (CCJ) against a Scottish debtor we are able to assist you in registering that CCJ in Scotland to enable enforcement proceedings to commence.

Methods of enforcement include: earnings arrestment; winding-up/insolvency proceedings; attachment (seizure of certain goods); arrestment (of monies held in bank or with third parties); and inhibition (an order preventing sale of heritable property). Read the full blog here.

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READ OUR LATEST LICENSING UPDATE

Please note that all information contain within this update is accurate at the time of publication. During these unprecedented times where the situation is constantly changing at pace it is vital that you take expert advice where necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any issues covered in these updates further. Read the update here.

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Securing a foothold for a successful rebound from the economic effects of COVID-19

How well prepared are Ireland’s banks for COVID-19?

Going into the pandemic recession banks are assessing their position. Brian McEnery and Harry Fehily crunch the figures. Irish banks seem to be in a better position facing into the current pandemic crisis as compared to their position entering the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. A number of strategies and policies will assist the Irish banks to weather the storm and assist our economy.  [Going into the pandemic recession banks are assessing their position. Brian McEnery and Harry Fehily crunch the figures]Read here.

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California Court Whittles Down Claims Against StubHub

After more than three years of litigation and two rounds of extensive discovery, in Calendar Research LLC v. StubHub, Inc., et al., 2:17-cv-04062-SVW-SS, the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed almost all the remaining claims against StubHub and the other defendants.  In doing so, the Court confirmed that in California, specific identifiable trade secrets are required and general industry knowledge and “know how” is insufficient for trade secret protection.

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Debt recovery: Landscape change in High Court summary judgment procedure

A recent Supreme Court decision focuses on lenders using the High Court summary summons procedure for debt recovery. Eadaoin Jackson looks at what this decision means for lenders going forward

In brief: In Bank of Ireland v O’Malley, the Supreme Court held that if a lender wishes to use the High Court summary summons procedure for debt recovery, it will be required to explain each of the component elements of the debt claimed.

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What is the meaning of special conditions for registration of medical drugs for the treatment and prevention of diseases that pose a danger or in emergency situation?

This refers to the fast track registration and conduct of clinical trials, which is valid until January 1, 2021 and is worked out for medical drugs potentially effective in the fight against COVID-191

State registration of these medical drugs is carried out by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

The applicant submits for registration an application; administrative documentation; chemical, pharmaceutical, biological documentation; pharmacological, toxicological documentation; clinical documentation.

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