Employer files counter-claim against ex-employee seeking damages

Employer files counter-claim against ex-employee seeking damages
In the case of Brian Schembri v National Orchestra Limited, which is currently pending before the First Hall of the Civil Court, the ex-employee sued the employer for payment of three years' salary according to contract, in view of the fact that the employer had terminated the employment contract. In a rather interesting twist, the employer not only defended its position by arguing that it had terminated the contract for sufficient reasons, considering also that the employee himself had abandoned his employment, but it filed a counter-claim against the employee cl...
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Positive Update on EU Trademark and Industrial Design Rights Post-Brexit

Positive Update on EU Trademark and Industrial Design Rights Post-Brexit
As many are no doubt aware, an updated draft of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community was published last month.The 19 March draft highlights all the points of consensus between the EU and the UK – the continuation of EU-wide IP rights currently effective in Britain being among them. It is now virtually official that all EU trademarks and industrial designs registered before the end of the Brexit transition period will continue to be protected qua ...
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MGA launches guidance on DLT and VC use through sandbox approach.

MGA launches guidance on DLT and VC use through sandbox approach.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has launched a public consultation document on the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the acceptance of Virtual Currencies (VC) within the remote gaming sector through the implementation of a sandbox approach (test and learn), whilst also drafting guidelines for the adoption of DLT within the industry.The sandbox approach is aimed to commence during the second quarter of 2018 and will last for a period of six months. The MGA will be accepting use of VCs as a means of payment subject to the satisfaction of a number ...
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Silence is Golden: Holding the Breach on Free Speech with Trade Secret Law on the Horizon

Silence is Golden: Holding the Breach on Free Speech with Trade Secret Law on the Horizon
What disappears when you speak its name?A riddle as old as time itself. But, as anyone charged with the keeping of secrets knows; once silence is broken, a great many more things might go the same way.Among those things, there's your intellectual property.This may seem a little counterintuitive. Common sense dictates a good idea must be disclosed to the public one way or another if it is to evolve into a good venture.Indeed, it is generally the case that intellectual property must be declared or expressed publicly before it can even become vested with the law's pr...
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Binance, largest crypto currency exchange announces move to Malta

Binance, largest crypto currency exchange announces move to Malta
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trade value, is to set up offices in Malta as was announced by Chief Executive Officer Zhao Changpeng.The Hong Kong based exchange's intention is to establish a fiat to crypto currency exchange platform in Malta, which will be one of the first exchange platforms to offer such services on the island. Mr. Changpeng expressed his excitement in moving to Malta, hailing it as being a very progressive jurisdiction in the sphere of crypto and fintech, and encouraging other crypto busi...
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