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Jae-sang Lim

Influence of functional parts when determining design similarity

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

When determining the similarity of designs, how is a court's judgment affected when a design element has commonality with a functional element? A recent Supreme Court decision allows some insight into this question.

Michelle Watson Bunn

Guernsey companies – an overview

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

The benefits of using a Guernsey company are extremely wide but generally include separate legal identity, limited liability for shareholders and ease of transfer of ownership.

Niamh Crotty

Proposed new rights to sick pay and parental leave pay

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The Labour Party has proposed the Sick Leave and Parental Leave (COVID-19) Bill 2020 which, if passed, would give employees in Ireland the legal right to paid sick leave for the first time.

Rachael Markham

Changes to temporary measures affecting UK insolvency proceedings – a bite-sized update

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

Numerous recent extensions and changes to temporary measures have been announced that affect insolvency practice and procedure.

Ann C Kim

SEC ramps up enforcement activity in wake of COVID-19

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

When the United States began grappling with COVID-19 in March 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement acted swiftly to make clear to market participants that it was ramping up its efforts to identify and prevent fraud in the wake of the pandemic.

Gillian O'Regan

Hidden owners, ostensible authority and Duomatic principle

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

According to a recent Privy Council decision, the Duomatic principle can apply to ostensible authority as well as actual authority.

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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