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Knowledge imputation in employment law
ILO Newsletter, 11. Juni 2014

Austrian law generally allows for imputation or attribution of knowledge to a principal where an agent, in the course of performing that task, learns something about a third party that has legal relevance to the principal´s relationship with that third party. Employers should establish functioning reporting lines or risk knowledge being imputed to their detriment.
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Granting legal aid to insolvency estates
ILO Newsletter, 23. Mai 2014

A Constitutional Court decision has reintroduced the legal entity´s rights to legal aid. Legal entities are again entitled to legal aid pursuant to Section 63 if neither the entity nor the beneficiaries are able to raise the funds necessary to conduct the proceedings and if the proposed enforcement or defence of the rights is not made in bad faith.
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Supreme Court defines consumer protection laws applicable to arbitration
ILO Newsletter, 22. Mai 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled, for the first time, on the applicability of certain consumer protection laws in the context of corporate disputes and clarified the applicable law for assessing the capacity of a consumer when a foreign legal entity is involved. This decision makes clear that the Supreme Court will side with consumers in such cases.
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Verhindern Sie ein Pulverfass - Nachfolge im Familienunternehmen planen
Gastkommentar von Dr. Anita Reiter-Pázmándy, im Recht.Extrajournal.Net

Die Nachfolge im Familienunternehmen will vernünftig geplant werden, wollen die Chefinnen und Chefs von heute verhindern, dass die Zukunft von Firma wie Familie zum Pulverfass wird.
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Program logic as intellectual property? Decision brings clarity
ILO Newsletter, 19. Mai 2014

The Supreme Patent and Trademark Board (SPTB) has clarified the status of program logic under the Utility Model Act. The SPTB concluded that program logic can be protected only if it contains a technical aspect. This means that only new, inventive and industry-related technical software can constitute an invention and thus be protected.
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