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17 June 2021
CMS Real Es­tate Glob­al Bro­chure
Glob­al­isa­tion, polit­ic­al tur­bu­lence, changes in urb­an liv­ing pat­terns, in­creased di­git­isa­tion, shift­ing con­sumer be­ha­viour and flex­ible work­ing are just some of the is­sues that are trans­form­ing the de­mands...
17 June 2021
European Pat­ent Of­fice Ap­peal Board de­cision on ‘product-by-pro­cess’ bis­pe­cif­ic...
European Pat­ent Of­fice De­cision T0032/17 has some in­ter­est­ing points to note on the dis­clos­ure of tech­nic­al fea­tures con­ferred by hy­bridoma de­pos­it in­form­a­tion and the bur­den of proof in re­la­tion to product-by-pro­cess...
15 June 2021
New GDPR Code of Con­duct ap­proved for Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) and the French Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (CNIL) ap­proved the CISPE Data Pro­tec­tion Code of Con­duct of Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders in Europe (CISPE...
15 June 2021
Road to COP 26: re­ima­gin­ing en­ergy: just trans­ition
As we ap­proach COP 26, there is ex­tens­ive dis­cus­sion of the shift to net zero and how it will be achieved; a large part of this will be the trans­ition from re­li­ance on fossil fuels to a more en­vir­on­ment­ally...
14 June 2021
EPO ap­proach to ex­amin­ing com­puter im­ple­men­ted in­ven­tions
On Tues­day 25 May 2021, Heli Pih­la­jamaa, dir­ect­or of pat­ent law at the European Pat­ent Of­fice, gave a present­a­tion to CIPA’s com­puter tech­no­logy com­mit­tee on the Pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter-im­ple­men­ted...
11 June 2021
New Swiss Mar­ket­ing Rules
Vir­tu­al Meet­ing with US Law Firm, 7 June 2021 Dr Kas­par Landolt, head of the Bank­ing & Fin­ance team of CMS Switzer­land, presen­ted the new Swiss mar­ket­ing rules to the in­vest­ment funds group of a lead­ing...
11 June 2021
EDPB is­sues Re­com­mend­a­tion on cred­it card data stor­age for one-click pay­ments
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) has ad­op­ted a new re­com­mend­a­tion on the leg­al basis for the stor­age of cred­it card data by e-com­merce mer­chants for the pur­pose of one-click pay­ment of fur­ther...
11 June 2021
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion and law in Switzer­land
Oc­to­ber 2018 Ex­ec­ut­ive Sum­mary The Swiss Con­fed­er­a­tion and its 26 can­tons each have their own pub­lic pro­cure­ment re­gimes. Each re­gime dis­tin­guishes between pub­lic pro­cure­ments that fall with­in the am­bit...
11 June 2021
How can busi­nesses pro­tect their trade secrets in a hy­brid work­ing world?
As the num­ber of people vac­cin­ated against COV­ID-19 stead­ily in­creases, many em­ploy­ers are start­ing to turn their minds to a re­turn to the work­place. However, it’s un­likely that we will be re­turn­ing...
08 June 2021
Trade secrets in Switzer­land
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
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08 June 2021
European Par­lia­ment's 'Schwab Re­port' pro­poses sig­ni­fic­ant changes to DMA
On 15 Decem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion sub­mit­ted its pro­pos­al for a Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) to es­tab­lish dos and don’ts for "gate­keep­ers" in di­git­al mar­kets and en­sure that gate­keep­ers con­duct...
07 June 2021
CMS ad­vised CCC Group on the sale of Vögele Shoes
A team of CMS Zurich led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ad­vised CCC Group on all leg­al as­pects of the sale of Vögele Shoes - a tra­di­tion­al brand in the Swiss shoe trade that is cel­eb­rat­ing its 100th an­niversary...