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Jack Su

SPC categorically denies extension of trademark registration

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In a recently published case, the Supreme People's Court reaffirmed that the reputation that a prior mark has built up may be extended to a later mark of the same applicant.

Elizabeth Small

Consultation published for SDLT surcharge for non-residents acquiring residential property

Real Estate - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The government recently published a consultation proposing the introduction of a 1% stamp duty land tax surcharge on non-residents acquiring residential property in England and Northern Ireland.

Mathieu Laurent

Court of Appeal rules on testimony of executive board members

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

In a dispute between a public limited liability company and one of its employees, the Court of Appeal issued a decision concerning the testimony of executive board members of a party to a dispute.

Matthieu de Varax

Leisure drones: new rules for telepilots

Aviation - France
Odi-se Avocats

French drone legislation was recently updated to require telepilots who fly drones for leisure purposes to undergo specific training.

Tim Clipstone

Fund managers' perspective on Guernsey substance proposals

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

The Guernsey government has brought in new regulations to impose an economic substance test for Guernsey tax-resident companies to meet the requirements of the EU Council's Code of Conduct Group.

Shane D Todd

Federal Court: release does not prevent unjust dismissal complaint

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The Federal Court recently clarified that employees may file an unjust dismissal complaint even if they have signed a release and any decisions by adjudicators to the contrary are bad law.

OnDemand

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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