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Tom Ekeberg

David versus Goliath: local soft drink maker takes on Coca-Cola in trademark case

Intellectual Property - Norway

In anticipation of the court's decision in the recent trademark infringement case between The Coca-Cola Company and O Mathisen AS, this article looks at the development of the case, which has all of the ingredients to be a memorable trademark conflict.

Karsten Metzlaff

For want of an asterisk: regional court scrutinises franchisor's TV advertising

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

The Munich Regional Court I recently established a new precedent for competition restriction, which is prohibited in franchising systems under the Act against Restraints on Competition.

Simon Tilling

Electronics and product compliance: perils of complex supply chains

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was created in January 2018 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is tasked with improving protections for consumers and the environment and driving increased productivity, growth and business confidence.

Simon Lewis

PFI contracts: gone but not forgotten?

Projects & Procurement - United Kingdom
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

According to a recent budget speech, the government has abolished the private finance initiative (PFI) for future projects.

Colin Leckey

Trade union's Deliveroo judicial review challenge fails

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The High Court recently dismissed a judicial review challenge to a finding by the Central Arbitration Committee that Deliveroo riders are not workers.

Herman Steen

When are owners obliged to commence approach voyage to loading port?

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

In charterparties where no expected time of arrival or readiness to load at the loading port is stated, the question will be whether an equivalent can be identified which can be used as the basis for an absolute obligation requiring the owners to proceed to the loading port by a particular time.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey