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Paul Ranjard

SPC clarifies requirements for citing prior use defence in trademark infringement cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

A recent Supreme People's Court (SPC) decision clarified the requirements to cite the prior use defence under Article 59.3 of the Trademark Law.

Joseph Cresswell

Lenders face more allegations about their actions on restructuring

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Representatives of a lender on a board will not automatically impose directors' duties on the lender, but they may apply where a director's specific instructions have led directly to a breach of fiduciary duty.

Simon Tilling

Chemicals, Brexit and path to UK REACH

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

In January 2019 draft regulations were laid before Parliament to ensure that regimes governing biocidal products, hazardous chemicals and chemical classification can continue to operate after Brexit.

Marco Manzone

Sea Watch 3: can coastal states limit right of innocent passage?

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

Can a coastal state prevent a ship from exercising the right of innocent passage into its territorial waters to access one of its ports in a maritime distress scenario deriving from rescuing migrants at sea? This question has been the focus of attention due to legislation that the government passed in 2019 in order to restrict such rights and the case of Sea Watch 3, which entered the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a government veto..

Andy McGregor

Bitcoin is 'property' and can therefore be subject of proprietary injunction

Banking - United Kingdom
RPC

Following recent case law on the matter, the High Court has found that bitcoin can be 'property' and can therefore be the subject of a proprietary injunction.

Leon Scheicher

Judicial authorisation of transfer of shares with restricted transferability

Company & Commercial - Austria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Court recently dealt, for the first time, with the judicial authorisation of a transfer of shares with restricted transferability in joint stock companies.

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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