International Law Office

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Natasha Mohunlal

Conditional acceptance of trademark applications

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Trademark applications are examined by the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks approximately eight to 10 months after their date of application.

Huib Berendschot

Competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU Community designs

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

The Supreme Court recently requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU Community designs.

Pooja Ramchandani

Rainbow workplaces: Transgender Persons Act

Employment & Benefits - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Transgender Persons Act came into force with effect from 10 January 2020 and aims to protect transgender persons' rights and welfare, particularly with regard to employment.

Mark W Brennan

Eleventh Circuit rejects broad reading of autodialer

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

The Eleventh Circuit panel recently released a landmark ruling in Glasser v Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC.

Louisa-Ann Lange

Airport charges take flight: airlines challenge fee structure

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a recent Federal Administrative Court case – in which the German court referred questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) – Deutsche Lufthansa AG achieved its goal of defending itself effectively against higher airport charges and underlined the possibility of a judicial review to examine the appropriateness of airport charges.

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.

OnDemand

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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