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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).

Andrew Osborne

Innovator visa: everything you need to know

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article outlines everything that applicants should know regarding the Innovator visa, including with regard to the purpose and length of stay, endorsing bodies, endorsement criteria and genuineness and other considerations.

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.

Anthony V Lupo

Goods from China under heavy forced labour scrutiny

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Department of Homeland Security through US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued new withhold release orders (WROs) aimed at entities involved in the import, downstream manufacturing or sale of certain apparel, cotton, hair products and computer parts.

Arthur Shay

Taiwanese 5G operators receive 'clean' 5G status

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

All five Taiwanese 5G operators were recently listed as 'clean' 5G networks by the United States.

Emma Pinkerton

Restrictive covenants: some clarity but still subject to competition law

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

A recent Supreme Court case has clarified the law around challenges to covenants which seek to limit the use of land.

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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