Combating corruption as a legal obligation of enterprises

08.06.2017

A new law introducing an obligation to establish anticorruption compliance procedures entered into force in France on 1 June 2017. The impact of the law may be broader than it might seem at first glance.

The Domestos bottle: Registration of three-dimensional trademarks

08.06.2017

Recent case law from Poland and the EU shows that it is tough to gain protection for a 3D trademark in the form of the shape of a product. Maintaining the protection of such a mark may also be a problem.

Will public entities be more willing to settle disputes?

08.06.2017

The “Creditors’ Package,” an overhaul of numerous acts, entered into force on 1 June 2017. Among other changes, it authorises public finance units to conclude settlements when certain conditions are fulfilled. This creates the hope for a more flexible attitude of public entities, open to dialogue with the private sector. But will this actually be achieved?

When is tax due on elimination of joint ownership of real estate?

08.06.2017

Elimination of joint ownership is not always tax-neutral. This should be taken into consideration when deciding how to conduct the transaction.

Troublesome multiple royalties

01.06.2017

The award of multiple hypothetical royalties provided for in Poland’s Copyright Act is the subject of numerous debates and various rulings by the Constitutional Tribunal and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Contractors’ clarifications and retention of bid bonds

01.06.2017

The regulation on retention of a contractor’s bid bond has not uniformly interpreted. Two different views have developed in the case law and the legal literature on the situations when the contracting authority can apply this sanction.