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Chisako Yagi

Court dismisses Starbucks's trademark invalidation request despite survey results

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

The IP High Court recently confirmed the Japan Patent Office (JPO) Trial and Appeal Board's decision to dismiss Starbucks Corporation's request to invalidate a trademark which had a similar composition to that of its own.

Richard Schmidt

Can a judicial error create Hungarian jurisdiction if the place of performance is abroad?

Litigation - Hungary
SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

This article analyses a recent Supreme Court decision concerning the Hungarian courts' jurisdiction in a dispute arising from an international sales contract.

Johannes Stalzer

Construction cartel creates dilemma for clients

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - Austria
Schoenherr

The competition law investigation into approximately 40 construction companies has created a dilemma for clients.

Guy Abrahams

Why is a family investment company a good way to pass on wealth?

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

If, for whatever reason, a trust or a simple outright gift to children is inappropriate, what are the alternatives? Some years ago, much was made of so-called 'family limited partnerships' and while they remain the right vehicle for some, they are appropriate only for those with at least £10 million to spare because of the financial regulations to which they are subject.

Rachel Welford

DHS postpones REAL ID deadline again

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

The US Department of Homeland Security has again postponed the deadline for compliance with the REAL ID Act 2005.

David Goldhaber

Post-accident practices

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

In the aftermath of an incident, there are many factors to consider and actions which must be taken.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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