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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.

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.

Martin André Dittmer

Digital companies under increased scrutiny

Competition & Antitrust - Denmark
Gorrissen Federspiel

As digital platforms become increasingly popular, new competition law concerns are arising both nationally and globally.

Martin J Valasek

Arbitrating disputes in pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sector during COVID-19 pandemic

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

COVID-19 is putting tremendous strain on the life sciences and healthcare sector.

Amy Elizabeth Garber

Stop in the name of releases, before they break your claims

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

Given the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to federal projects, it is imperative now more than ever that contractors preserve rights to potential claims at all turns.

Judith Aldersey-Williams

Energy transition on UKCS: two critical reports published

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

August 2020 saw the publication of two documents which will have a significant bearing on developments in the oil and gas industry in the next decade and are closely related.

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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