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Mingming Yang

Andreas Stihl registers orange and grey colour combination as trademark

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

Colour combinations have been registrable as marks since the Trademark Law was amended in 2001.

Lloyd Harmetz

FINRA restates and updates guidance regarding pre-inception index performance data

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In a recent interpretative letter, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) provided guidance to a registered broker-dealer as to the use of pre-inception index performance data relating to a proprietary index.

Fabiana Fagundes

Technology's role in commercial contracts

Company & Commercial - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

Simple legal transactions and contracts can often be completed at the click of a button.

Ashleigh Carr

Proprietary estoppel claims – lessons from recent case law

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Proprietary estoppel claims often arise in a farming and/or family context and 2018 was a bumper year for such claims.

Paul Gonzi

No warnings, no damages, no due process: one-off mistake validates employee's dismissal

Employment & Benefits - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

The Court of Appeal recently upheld an Industrial Tribunal decision and confirmed that a company operating in the iGaming industry had been entitled to dismiss an employee who had, on one occasion, forgotten to upload games to the company's platform.

Luca Daffra

Right to access data also applies to evaluation documents

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Italy
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale

The Court of Cassation recently rejected a bank's appeal and found that its employee had been entitled to access evaluation documents which had led to disciplinary measures being taken against him.

OnDemand

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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

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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