International Law Office

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Philip Lapin

Trademarks Office issues new limits on time extensions to respond to office actions

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Following a recent practice notice, the Trademarks Office will not grant time extensions for office actions issued on or after 17 January 2020 unless exceptional circumstances are demonstrated.

Lucy Lewis

IR35 reforms from April 2020

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The proposed IR35 reform represents the biggest change to employment tax for decades.

Huib Berendschot

Competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU Community designs

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

The Supreme Court recently requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU Community designs.

Mary V Ward

Blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation 2020

Banking - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

The current government was elected in 2017, having undertaken to create new economic pillars in Bermuda, identify new opportunities for economic diversification and seek local and overseas investment to develop new local industry and thereby create jobs in Bermuda.

Gordon Drakes

Franchising, Brexit and trademarks – what now?

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) recently published a short, reassuring update about what happens to IP rights during the transition period following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.

Gerald A Stein

Understanding FTC's monetary equitable remedies under Section 13(b) for antitrust violations

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Until recently, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) ability to seek monetary equitable remedies (particularly disgorgement and restitution) for alleged antitrust violations went virtually unchallenged.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA