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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.

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.

Federico Hernández Arroyo

New digital services tax introduced

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Mexico recently introduced a new digital services tax.

Judith Aldersey-Williams

Energy transition on UKCS: two critical reports published

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

August 2020 saw the publication of two documents which will have a significant bearing on developments in the oil and gas industry in the next decade and are closely related.

Raúl Herrera Hazas

Tribunal dismisses all of investor's claims under NAFTA and orders him to pay more than $2 million in costs

Arbitration & ADR - Mexico
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

In 2016 Joshua Dean Nelson commenced arbitration against Mexico on behalf of Telefacil México, SA de CV and himself under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Jonathan Hughes

Recognition of UK insolvency practitioners in Jersey

Insolvency & Restructuring - Jersey
Ogier

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

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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