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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.

Anthony Partridge

Probate practice for non-Cayman domiciliaries

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

When a non-Cayman domiciliary dies owning Cayman assets, such as shares in a Cayman Islands company and interests in Cayman Islands funds, the transmission of such Cayman estate is governed by Cayman Islands law and a grant of representation issued by the Grand Court is usually required.

Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

James Davies

Algorithms and employment law: do they reduce or embed bias?

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Recent years have seen rapid growth in the use of algorithms in employment, particularly in recruitment.

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.

Neetika Ahuja

MCA temporarily allows virtual AGMs: help or hindrance?

Corporate & Commercial - India
Clasis Law

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing restrictions on the movement of individuals, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) recently issued a circular allowing companies to convene their annual general meeting (AGM) through videoconferencing or other audiovisual means (ie, electronically).

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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