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.

Zhigang Zhu

Guangzhou IP Court reaffirms legality of parallel imports

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Guangzhou IP Court recently upheld a first-instance judgment which had dismissed a trademark infringement claim against parallel imported products.

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.

Anthony V Lupo

Sanctions on Chinese apparel companies for forced labour hit retail supply chains

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Fashion and luxury goods companies should be concerned about the recent sanctioning of Chinese companies in Xinjiang province by the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce and other US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developments relating to importing products that contain fabric made with prison or forced labour.

Samuel Yang

Shenzhen proposes local data protection regulations to protect data rights

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

The Justice Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality recently issued the Data Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone for public opinion.

Andrew Osborne

ICIBI calls for evidence on UKVI's commercial partners' performance

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Employers and other stakeholders have until 1 October 2020 to provide the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) with views on how well the commercial partners of UK Visas and Immigration are performing, for applications made both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

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