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Rachel Alexander

Court grants order for extended disclosure for preliminary issues trial in copyright infringement case

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

The Performing Right Society (PRS) Limited recently issued proceedings against Qatar Airways Group QCSC for global copyright infringement concerning the use of PRS's repertoire works in Qatar Airways' in-flight entertainment system.

Xingnan Ming

SPC invalidates copycat N trademarks

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In an exemplary trademark case concerning major sport footwear manufacturer New Balance, the Supreme People's Court ruled that a single-letter mark can become distinctive and famous in the market through long-term use and promotion and that the bad faith of registrants of disputed marks must be considered in determinations of similarity..

Peggy Sharon

Class action for bodily injury due to environmental pollution

Environment & Climate Change - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

A non-profit organisation filed a claim and a motion to certify the claim as a class action against 30 plants in the Haifa Bay region, arguing that the plants polluted the environment and caused bodily injuries to the class members who were exposed to the hazardous materials which the plants emitted.

Victoria King

Grand Court provides clarity on costs

Litigation - Cayman Islands
Ogier

A recent costs ruling has provided welcome clarity on the circumstances in which the Grand Court will make a costs award on the indemnity basis.

Arian Farahmand

Supreme Court rules on long-term gas supply contracts

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

In January 2021 the Supreme Court issued a decision on long-term contracts for the import of natural gas into Austria.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Government proposes new measures to combat work-related crime

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The government has proposed several new measures to prevent and counteract work-related crime, including with regard to penalising wage theft, requiring that wages be paid via bank transfer rather than in cash and approving certain businesses to limit rogue actors.

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