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Chisako Yagi

Similarity of device marks to be used as stitched ornamental marks

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

A Japanese company recently claimed that a Chinese company's trademark should be invalidated due to its similarity with the plaintiff's trademarks and the likelihood of confusion as to the source of the designated goods.

Louis Botha

No trade, no deduction: Tax Court issues Section 11(a) judgment

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Tax Court recently issued its decision in a case concerning a taxpayer's claim for R90 million as an expense or loss during the 2007 assessment year, the deduction of which was prohibited by the South African Revenue Service.

Sanaya F Vachha

Six fruit juice manufacturers investigated for deceptive marketing practices

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently initiated an enquiry into six fruit juice manufacturers for misleading consumers and engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act.

Kathleen Harris

Anonymity: Khuja v Times Newspapers Limited

White Collar Crime - United Kingdom
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

In July 2017 the Supreme Court published its judgment in a case concerning the reporting of an individual's name, which had been mentioned during trial proceedings to which he was not a party.

Christiana Michael

Recent changes to employment law – an overview

Employment & Benefits - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

A number of new employment-related laws have been adopted in 2017, including the long-awaited Protection of Paternity Law and the Protection of Maternity (Amendment) Law, which introduced the concept of surrogacy.

Colleen Theresa Brown

CFPB principles for data aggregation services could have broad implications

Banking - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released a set of consumer protection principles designed to protect consumer interests in the market for services built around consumer-approved use of financial information.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey