Legal News - February 2023

Published date02 February 2023
Subject MatterCorporate/Commercial Law, Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration, Privacy, Corporate and Company Law, Privacy Protection, Class Actions, Trials & Appeals & Compensation
Law FirmWilliam Fry
AuthorWilliam Fry

Welcome to the February 2023 edition of Legal News. Here is a selection of our recent publications on subjects that may affect you or your business.

For more information on any of the topics covered in this edition, please contact the people listed in the articles or your usual William Fry contact.

  • CJEU Issues Guidance On When Parallel Importers Can Rebrand Generics As Branded Medicines
    In a recent decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued new guidance on when parallel importers can rebrand generic medicines with the original trade mark of the reference medicinal product.
  • Changing Rooms, Changing Times? New Accessibility Requirements under the Building Regulations
    In late November 2022, the Building Regulations (Part M Amendment) Regulations 2022 were published. These Regulations follow on from earlier regulations, amending obligations concerning the changing facilities in buildings, having regard to the building use and size.
  • Digital Operational Resilience in the financial sector: DORA's coming into force
    Two EU legislative acts relating to digital operational resilience in the financial industry were recently published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
  • Generative AI Generates Infringement Litigation
    On 17 January 2023, Getty Images announced that it had initiated High Court proceedings in London against Stable Diffusion Limited for copyright infringement. Separately, a class action lawsuit has been launched in California against the generative AI systems Stability AI, Midjourney and Deviant Art.
  • CJEU Judgment Protects the Privacy of Beneficial Owners at the Expense of Transparency
    On 22 November 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union published its decision in WM and Sovim SA v Luxembourg Business Registers (joined Cases C 37/20 and C 601/20), which affects European Union Member States' national beneficial ownership registers.
  • General Scheme of the Co-Operative Societies Bill 2022
    The T'naiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and...

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