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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.

Lukas Rootman

Government publishes landmark Building Safety Bill to overhaul fire safety regulation

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The government recently published a draft Building Safety Bill as part of its commitment to overhaul fire safety regulation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, which claimed 72 lives.

Jonathan Hughes

Recognition of UK insolvency practitioners in Jersey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

In the current COVID-19 environment, more businesses will likely become insolvent, some of which will have an interest in Jersey property.

Christine Daya

CFIUS encourages public to provide tips and referrals

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
DLA Piper

In addition to a substantial increase in funding and staff dedicated to monitoring and enforcement, the Department of the Treasury, which leads the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review process, has now developed a webpage encouraging members of the public to provide it with tips and referrals with respect to non-notified deals, violations of CFIUS mitigation measures and certain other matters that raise national security risk..

Tim Potts

Stick to the process: further reminder of how useful process agent clauses can be, especially following Brexit

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In a recent case, a court explored whether a borrower had been validly served when the borrower had failed to comply with its contractual obligation to ensure that a process agent remained in place at all times.

Andrew Osborne

Start-up visa: everything you need to know

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article outlines everything that applicants should know regarding the requirements for the Start-up visa, including with regard to the purpose and length of stay, endorsing bodies, endorsement criteria and genuineness and other considerations.

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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