IP Advice in Garage Overalls
December 2, 2016

We spent the November-December shift spreading the joyful message of the importance of IP to start-ups at the Helsinki Slush conference. Hannes Snellman also co-hosted a Slush related event called IPR Garage with amongst others, IPR University Center. Dressed up in yellow garage overalls we gave Start-ups and investors hands-on IP advice. The significance of […]

The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) recently ruled that the tax losses of the Finnish branch of a UK bank will not be transferred in the merger of the UK bank into its UK sister bank. Had it been a Finnish subsidiary, this would not have been an issue at all. As a legal merger is a […]

In its judgment in case C-148/15 of October 19th, 2016, the European Court of Justice concluded that the German legislation on fixed prices for pharmacies’ sales of prescription medicinal products constitutes a restriction of the free movement of goods, and that such restriction could not be justified on grounds of it being necessary in protecting […]

As from October 6th, 2016, the Consumer Ombudsman will be able to issue cease and desist orders, information orders and orders prescribing traders to provide certain technical aids with immediate effect in cases of minor importance. Compared to the earlier wording of the relevant section of the Marketing Practices Act (Swe. marknadsföringslagen (2008:486)), this is […]