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Danliang Wang

Van Cleef & Arpels' four-leaf clover 3D trademark invalidated in China due to lack of distinctiveness

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Beijing IP Court recently denied the inherent and acquired distinctiveness of Van Cleef & Arpels' four-leaf clover 3D trademark.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court scrutinises admissibility of videoconference hearings

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently determined the admissibility of conducting an arbitral hearing by means of a videoconference in the context of challenge proceedings.

Kay C Georgi

Human rights now part of US export licensing review for nearly all export licences

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently released a final rule revising its licensing policy for crime control and detection (CC) items, which is designed to promote respect for human rights throughout the world.

Victor Onyegbado

Shipping loans and collateral damage

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Shipping finance transactions are characterised by peculiar risk factors principally on account of shipping assets' transient operations.

Marco Torsello

Premium interest rate payable to creditors which file claims before Italian courts

Litigation - Italy
ARBLIT Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello

Creditors taking legal action before the Italian courts to secure payment against their debtors have long regarded this as a nightmare option due to the length and complexity of Italian civil proceedings.

Shalina Crossley

What does the COVID-19 tier system mean for offices?

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

New regulations underpinning the three-tier lockdown system are now in force in England as part of the government's efforts to step up its response to the pandemic.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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