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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..

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.

Pawel Kulak

UOKiK fines gas distributors for gun jumping and information delay

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) fined a liquefied petroleum gas distributor Zl730,000 (€160,000) for failing to notify a takeover.

Dylan Cox

Court of appeal overturns order requiring insurer to defend privacy class action

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) has released a decision that reiterates a key guiding principle in proceedings brought to enforce an insurer's duty to defend: the court must carefully review the underlying pleading and focus on the true nature of the claim, not simply the words used by the plaintiff in the underlying claim, to determine whether any of the claims could potentially be covered by the policy.

Jonathan Brosseau

Court of Cassation finds that a BIT's limitation period relates to admissibility, not jurisdiction

Arbitration & ADR - France
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

France's top court has reinstated an arbitration award rendered in investment treaty proceedings between a Canadian gold miner and Venezuela.

Nicholas R Castricone

Mobile ridesharing industry: risk management

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

As e-scooters and e-bikes become more prolific in cities throughout the United States, associated litigation also becomes increasingly important.

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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