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Martin L Saad

Third circuit panel revises half-baked trade dress functionality decision

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

"That's the way the cookie crumbles", a panel of judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit again concluded in rejecting trade dress protection for the well-known Pocky cookie design.

Kaan Demir

Restrictions on bearer shares to counter financing of terrorism

Corporate & Commercial - Turkey
Kayum & Demir

The Turkish Grand National Assembly has promulgated the Act on the Prevention of the Financing of Propagation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which foresees material amendments to the Commercial Code's provisions regarding bearer share certificates.

Sandra Coelen

Netherlands confronted with €1.4 billion ICSID claim in first Dutch investor-state arbitration

Arbitration & ADR - Netherlands
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

A German electricity generation company recently filed a request for arbitration against the Netherlands at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

George Mitchell

Welcome relief? Mitigating double taxation of beneficiaries

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

UK-residents who are US citizens and beneficiaries of US trusts may be taxed twice on the trust's income or capital gains because of the overlapping scope of UK and US taxation.

Declan Groarke

Ireland's Immigrant Investor Programme – the allure of inward investment in return for residency

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The Immigrant Investor Programme offers non-EEA nationals a route to residency in Ireland by offering four investment options to investors who satisfy certain criteria – namely, that they are of good character and have a minimum net worth of €2 million.

Anna-Bryce Hobson

Two wrongs don't make a right: unlicensed contractors can pursue designers for negligence

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently determined that a builder who fails to comply with state licensing requirements may still pursue a negligence claim against design professionals.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru