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Gordon Drakes

Franchising, Brexit and trademarks – what now?

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) recently published a short, reassuring update about what happens to IP rights during the transition period following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.

Natasha Mohunlal

Conditional acceptance of trademark applications

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Trademark applications are examined by the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks approximately eight to 10 months after their date of application.

Charles Allen

Top court confirms basis for indemnity costs

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The Court of Final Appeal recently reaffirmed the principles applicable when the courts consider making an enhanced award of costs in favour of the successful party (ie, 'indemnity costs').

Michael Lips

Latest environmental legislation in effect and in the pipeline – 2020 overview

Environment & Climate Change - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

This article summarises key amendments to Swiss environmental laws which either came into effect in recent months or will come into effect in the foreseeable future.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Gender equality: further duties for employers

Employment & Benefits - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

From 1 January 2020 the Equality and Anti-discrimination Act has been amended, imposing further duties on employers regarding equality and discrimination.

Samuel Yang

Beijing Communications Administration examines app network and data security

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Beijing Communications Administration recently organised a two-month examination of the network and data security of apps to target the illegal, compulsory and excessive collection of user information.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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