No right to a copy of all emails

Employees cannot require their employer to provide a copy of all of their email communications from and about them. facts Since the GDPR came into force, employees have increasingly tried to get employers to make a settlement or an increased severance payment by asserting claims to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR in the […]

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What will be the biggest challenge clients face? What have advisors done in different jurisdictions to protect clients?

Although there is a rapidly growing number of CBD stores in Austria, it’s worth noting a few different uses and the respective restrictions of cannabis products. FoodCannabinoid-containing extracts marketed as such or in foodstuffs – predominantly marketed as food supplements (e.g., CBD oil), are generally considered to be novel foods. Novel foods are defined as […]

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What’s the biggest challenge advisors face when trying to understand risk in this space?

A general, not Austria-specific, remark is that companies engaged in the production or distribution of cannabisneed to ensure an additional level of security when cannabis is in transit. Whether it is the product moving from the supplier to the retailer or from the retailer to the consumer, the product is vulnerable to in-transit theft which […]

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What advice would you give your clients about brand protection in your jurisdiction? Is it easy to trademark a cannabis brand?

The possibilities to register cannabis trademarks with the Austrian Patent Office are very limited. To date with the Austrian Patent Office only three trademark registrations including the term “cannabis” are (still) registered; “Österreichisches Cannabis Netzwerk” for the Austrian Cannabis Network “Cannabisin” for a drug (registered 2014) “Jayzoo Cup Winner Cannabis” – combined trademark (registered 2021) […]

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Genome Lawyers joins IR as the exclusive Life Sciences Member in Netherlands

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Hanneke Later-Nijland of Genome Lawyers. Hanneke has joined IR as our exclusive Life Sciences member in Netherlands. Dr. mr. Hanneke Later-Nijland, is the only lawyer-pharmacist with a PhD in the Netherlands. Therefore, she is a lawyer with an extraordinary, atypical background. Hanneke specialises […]

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Hanneke Later-Nijland

Partner, Genome Lawyers

Lacœuilhe Avocats Associés joins IR as the exclusive Life Sciences Member in France

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Georges Lacoeuilhe of Lacœuilhe Avocats Associés. Georges has joined IR as our exclusive Life Sciences member in France. The experience acquired by LACOEUILHE Avocats Associés enables it to intervene in individual disputes of all kinds, but also in mass disputes requiring […]

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Study underlines the value of IP for growing businesses

Ever wondered if intellectual property rights deliver real value? A study has confirmed they can bring significant benefits to growing businesses. According to a study published by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), small and medium-sized businesses, which own at least one intellectual property (IP) right, are 21 […]

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Michael Wuebbeke participates in the IR Virtual Series – Shock Of The New: What is the impact of the gig economy on the traditional workplace?

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers Whenever the gig economy comes up in conversation, app-based technology companies such as Uber usually get a mention as the emerging business models for ‘gig’ workers. And while these new ‘gig’ business models are changing the way people work, many jurisdictions are resisting the changes taking place. Back in the pre-COVID-19 […]

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