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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.

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Snapshot: application to court for restoration of Guernsey company

Litigation - Guernsey
Ogier

In Guernsey, there is a relatively quick and easy process for restoring companies to the Register of Companies when they have been struck off and dissolved.

Mayra Reyes

Supreme Court grants compensation for hydrocarbon spill

Shipping & Transport - Chile
JJR Abogados

The Supreme Court recently granted compensation for moral damages (pain and suffering) to workshop service providers and fisherpeople in the context of a hydrocarbon spill.

Alan Owens

Government publishes response to call for views on consumer smart product cybersecurity regulation proposals

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

In July 2020 the government announced that it planned to change the law to make smart products more secure and published a call for views on its proposals.

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.

Jennifer L Key

Death of demand response opt-outs?

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

It has been more than one month since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed eliminating the state opt-out with regard to retail customer participation in demand response programmes in organised wholesale markets.

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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