International Law Office

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Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Litigation - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

Dylan Cox

That's cold: insurer ordered to defend claims made against cold storage provider

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered an insurer to defend claims made against its insured's cold storage business, which was sued when its warehouse thawed and damaged its customer's food products.

Todd A Solomon

DOL creates path for 401(k) plans to offer private equity investment options

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The US Department of Labour recently issued an information letter indicating that, in limited circumstances, it will allow defined contribution retirement plans (eg, 401(k) plans) to indirectly invest in private equity funds.

Steven M Herman

COVID-19 update: CDC order temporarily halts residential evictions nationwide until 31 December 2020

Real Estate - USA
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government, as well as many states, has enacted eviction and foreclosure moratoriums in an effort to keep homeowners and renters in their homes and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Amanda Wait

Competitive edge in merger control and FDI: everything you need to know to stay ahead

Competition & Antitrust - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, increased M&A activity is likely until at least the end of 2020.

Sanaya F Vachha

Generic trademarks and deceptive marketing practices: Competition Commission rejects genericism defence

Intellectual Property - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

Pursuant to a complaint of fraudulent use of a registered trademark, logo and packaging design, the Competition Commission initiated an inquiry into, and thereafter issued show cause notices to, two respondents for engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act.

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