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Brexit: What trademark owners need to know

Brexit: What trademark owners need to know

The Brexit saga continues: After several postponements of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the new deadline is 31 January 2020. Until then, the two parties have time to agree on the withdrawal...

Defence against the Import of Counterfeits into Switzerland: What are the Pitfalls?

Defence against the Import of Counterfeits into Switzerland: What are the Pitfalls?

Counterfeits are increasingly traded online. More and more, counterfeits are imported in very small quantities. As a defence against such imports, trademark owners in Switzerland can request assistance from the Swiss Federal...

Online infringements of IP rights in the EU and Switzerland

Online infringements of IP rights in the EU and Switzerland

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are increasingly becoming the target of counterfeiting and piracy on the Internet. Online infringements pose new challenges to right holders and authorities in the fight against illegal offers....

Women's Strike Day 14 June 2019

Women's Strike Day 14 June 2019

What do employer's need to know?

Numerous trade unions and women's associations have called a strike for 14 June 2019 to demonstrate for women's rights, in particular for equal pay, better reconciliation of work and family life and against sexism.

IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework serves Swiss Media

IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework serves Swiss Media

Swiss media affected by GDPR

The basic EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force since 25 May 2018 and may also apply to Swiss media, communication and media agencies. To ensure transparency and accountability along the international advertising supply chain, IAB Europe has developed the Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF). The TCF allows standardized, code-based communication of the required information between publishers and vendors, in particular on purposes and legal bases of processing (e.g. legitimate interest or consent). Publishers thus gain control over the processing of their users' personal data by third parties. IAB Europe is currently revising the TCF. The consultation on version 2.0 of the TCF runs until May 25, 2019. Google has announced that it will implement the TCF 2.0 once it's finalized.

Trends in the Swiss Cannabis Regulation

Trends in the Swiss Cannabis Regulation

One of currently fastest growing industries are cannabis companies along the value chain of cannabis, such as e.g. pharmaceutical companies around the different application forms of cannabis. Due to significant regulatory changes all over the world, many growers, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies are exploring the opportunities of the "new" now slowly legalized commodity cannabis. Whilst pharmaceutical companies see the chances of its medical effects, the commercial industry intends to satisfy the desires of the recreational application of cannabis.

Federal Council publishes implementing provisions for the new FinTech licence

Federal Council publishes implementing provisions for the new FinTech licence

On 30 November 2018, the Federal Council published the amended Banking Ordinance with the long-awaited implementing provisions for the new FinTech licence. The rules for this new licence will come into force on 1 January 2019.

Player transfers – a legal classification

Player transfers – a legal classification

Why was Neymar able to transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros last summer, against the will of FC Barcelona, and thus get out of an ongoing employment contract? The clubs have very limited possibilities to prevent such excessive transfers and the Financial Fair Play of the UEFA is so far pretty toothless.

E-Sports: A football World Cup with 20 million participants

E-Sports: A football World Cup with 20 million participants

Thousands of fans cheer them on their way into the arena, millions more are glued to their screens at home to see them in action. The talk is not about the football stars of this year's World Cup, but e-athletes. E-sports is not as far away from recognition as a sport, as one would believe.

Public Viewing in der Schweiz: Brauche ich eine Lizenz?

Public Viewing in der Schweiz: Brauche ich eine Lizenz?

Wer in der Schweiz während der Fussball-WM in Russland ein Public Viewing veranstaltet, benötigt hierfür unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen eine separate Lizenz. Die FIFA hat dabei das Nachsehen.

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