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Beatrijs Gielen

BCA and civil courts rule on interim measure requests in football industry

Competition & Antitrust - Belgium
ALTIUS

As in many other European countries, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Pro League – the Belgian professional football league – to set up an alternative arrangement for the end of the disrupted 2019-2020 football season.

Rebecca Liebowitz

Pigment of our imagination? Colour trademarks could be inherently distinctive

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Previously, in order for a brand owner to protect colour as a feature of its product packaging, it had to show that the colour scheme had acquired distinctiveness through extensive use in the marketplace.

Min Lee Tan

CIPAA: court has no discretion to set aside adjudicator's costs order

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Construction Industry Payment Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA) was enacted to alleviate payment problems in the construction industry by allowing any payment dispute to be resolved speedily through adjudication.

Jeremy Snead

Cayman injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Where a potential judgment debtor in onshore proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment.

Gerdien van der Voet

Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

Anat Shavit

Recent tax ruling provides for priority technological enterprise status for cloud services

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Tax Authority recently published a tax ruling addressing priority technological enterprise status with respect to an Israeli company that engages in the development and provision of cloud service platforms.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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