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Graham Hood

Not all pun and games: Federal Court not amused with cannabis company's brand parody

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

A recent Federal Court decision illustrates the danger of adopting a mark or name inspired by a famous or well-known brand, even when confusion is unlikely.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Emily Haithwaite

Jersey expert funds

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Jersey expert funds were introduced to enhance Jersey's attractiveness as a jurisdiction for the establishment of funds aimed at institutional and high-net-worth investors.

Simon Davies

Guernsey injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Litigation - Guernsey
Ogier

Where a potential judgment debtor in onshore proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment.

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.

Arthur Shay

Taiwan accelerates ban on Chinese OTT TV services

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

The Taiwanese government recently accelerated its ban on Chinese over-the-top (OTT) TV services in Taiwan.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan