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  • Competition law: Goods on display must feature total price on label

    Competition law: Goods on display must feature total price on label

    Published: 25 May 2017

    The final cost of goods on display needs to be readily apparent to customers. According to a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm], quoting only part of the price constitutes a violation of competition law. The instant case before the Oberlandesgericht Hamm concerned an exhibition piece at a furniture store. The store had furnished a set of couches wit...

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  • Terminating employment relationship and prior formal warnings

    Terminating employment relationship and prior formal warnings

    Published: 23 May 2017

    Formal written warnings play an important role in the field of employment law, with one often being a prerequisite to the employer effectively terminating an employment relationship. Generally speaking, a prior formal warning is necessary if the reason cited for terminating the employment relationship relates to the conduct of the employee in question, i.e. in cases of dismissal on grounds of co...

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  • Common Questions On Registration And Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments In Nigeria

    Common Questions On Registration And Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments In Nigeria

    Published: 23 May 2017

    What legislations regulate registration and enforcement of foreign judgments in Nigeria? The Reciprocal Enforcement of |Judgments Ordinance, CAP 175, Laws of the Federation, 1958, Part 2 of the Foreign Judgment (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, CAP, 152, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990 and the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgment Rules, 1922 regulate the registration of foreign judgments in Ni...

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  • The Effect of Copyright in Architectural Plans

    The Effect of Copyright in Architectural Plans

    Published: 23 May 2017

    A recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court deals with an architect’s right to seek payment from a purchaser of an apartment development constructed using the architect’s plans, after a foreclosure of the property had taken place. The Facts The plaintiff, a small architectural firm, prepared architectural plans and related material (Work Product) for an apartment development. The p...

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  • Employment at will, exemptions thereof and a legal comparison to the rule in Mexico.

    Employment at will, exemptions thereof and a legal comparison to the rule in Mexico.

    Published: 23 May 2017

    “You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted when you exceed them”.    There is naturally an intimate bond between human resource management and the principles set forth by labor law. The beginning of a labor relationship like all human relationships is stamped by optimism, reliability and an inclination to benefit mutually from a positive agreement. Nevertheless,...

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  • Purchase of further tax CDs possible – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

    Purchase of further tax CDs possible – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

    Published: 19 May 2017

    Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion. For tax dodgers, voluntary disclosure remains the only way out. While the number of voluntary declarations has gone done noticeably in recent months, this should in no way give tax evaders a false sense of security. The cross-border fight against tax eva...

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  • Reform of law governing challenges to debtor’s transactions in insolvency proceedings

    Reform of law governing challenges to debtor’s transactions in insolvency proceedings

    Published: 16 May 2017

    The reform of insolvency law is meant to bolster the rights of creditors in the event that a business partner becomes insolvent as well as provide greater legal certainty. Insolvency law foresees the possibility for the insolvency administrator to recover payments made by the insolvent debtor prior to becoming insolvent. This has resulted in payees being faced with legal uncertainty and sometime...

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  • More Passing-Off and Product Shape

    More Passing-Off and Product Shape

    Published: 15 May 2017

    A recent decision of a UK court has considered a claim for passing-off relating to the shape and decoration of a product.  The Plaintiff The plaintiff is the successor to a long established business producing housewares and kitchen utensils under the trademark TALA.  The specific product in issue was a measuring cup which had been made since 1934.  The cups are called a co...

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