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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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Compulsory Licensing in Russia in the view of COVID-19

Nowadays the sphere of healthcare is becoming one of the mostly discussed because of a mass spread of the coronavirus pandemic (also COVID-19). Confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world have passed more than a 2.4 million. As the disease is continuing to surge the World Health Organization is warning that there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19 as for today. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments and developing drugs conducted by different laboratories in developed countries.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 3

Funds and financial products

Legislation introduced regarding the second and final phase of ASIC fee-for-services industry funding model

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Provisional applications and licensing of unregistered patents may appear in Russia

In August 2016 Rospatent has initiated a public discussion on provisional applications and licensing of unregistered patents in Russia.

In Rospatent’s view, provisional applications are designed to establish an effective 12-month term, within which applicants may file their non-provisional (“ordinary”) applications. In order to register a provisional application an applicant should disclose a technical decision of the invention or utility model and pay a patent fee.

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Brexit: What next for minimum alcohol pricing?

On 24 June the United Kingdom woke up to an unprecedented political hangover following the referendum decision to leave the European Union – a result that poses intriguing questions as to the future of the Scottish Government’s flagship minimum pricing policy.

The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 provides for an alcohol floor price using the formula: MUP (minimum unit price) x strength (ABV) x volume in litres x 100. At the currently proposed MUP of 50p, a bottle of wine with an ABV of 13% would cost no less than £4.88. For a bottle of spirits, (70% ABV), the floor price would be £14.00, representing a significant hike for own-label products and pushing the cost towards that of premium spirits.

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Think you’re properly licensed? Think again: Walton Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd v Plumber by Trade Pty Ltd & Ors [2012] QSC 264

Do you operate your business through a company or partnership? Even if you personally have a building licence, you need to check your company is properly licensed, otherwise you risk Building Services Authority (BSA) prosecution or not getting paid.

In this case, a subcontractor did not get paid because its company was not properly licensed, even though the plumbers were directors of the company with their own licences.

This decision is a reminder to contractors that it is essential to check that you are complying with licensing requirements if you change your business structure or enter into a partnership. Not only can unlicensed contractors be prosecuted by the BSA, they are not legally entitled to payment for their labour or profit. More…

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Levelling the playing field

European Court signals change to territorial rules for broadcasters and download content providers

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today gave its judgment in cases brought by the FA Premier League (FAPL) and its licensing partners against the sellers and users of satellite TV decoder cards shipped from Greece to the UK and used in British pubs to screen live Premier League games.

The ECJ, in a sweeping judgment, ruled that the FAPL could not prevent UK users from buying decoder cards in other European countries, and held that contract terms which the FAPL had with all its European broadcasters, and which tightly enforced territoriality, were unlawful and unenforceable.

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