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Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Intellectual Property - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

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.

Andreas Meidell

Pandemic delay clause in Nordic marine loss of hire insurance

Insurance - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

In marine insurance, business interruption is covered by loss of hire (LoH) insurance.

Gaurav Dayal

Restrictions on FDI from bordering countries

Corporate Finance/M&A - India
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

In light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, India has adopted a similar approach to the United States and Europe and restricted foreign direct investment from certain jurisdictions.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Alejandro Ruiz

IRS issues proposed regulations intended to clarify carried interest rules

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations under Section 1061, a provision enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 that recharacterises certain net long-term capital gain with respect to applicable partnership interests as short-term capital gain.

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