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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.

Hagen Köckeritz

Home office and mobile working

Employment & Immigration - Germany
Mayer Brown

In response to the health and safety risks resulting from a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, many employers moved to home office or mobile working arrangements earlier in 2020.

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.

Philip Roche

COVID-19: preliminary arbitration trends in transport sector

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely curtailed court access in many jurisdictions.

Norman Wisely

32nd offshore licensing round sees 113 licences awarded by OGA

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently announced its offer for the award of 113 licences over 259 blocks or part-blocks to 65 companies.

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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