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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.

Becky Critchley

FCA confirms dates for cessation of LIBOR benchmarks

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

The Financial Conduct Authority has formally announced the dates for the cessation of all London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark settings currently published by the Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Administration.

Steffen Maelicke

Ever Given grounding: who is liable for carrier and forwarder delays?

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The grounding of the Ever Given container vessel in the Suez Canal caused considerable congestion for many other vessels which were trapped on both sides of the canal.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court analyses conflicting forum selection clauses

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently assessed a case where the parties had agreed two conflicting forum selection clauses within the same contract: an arbitration agreement and a jurisdiction clause in favour of a state court.

Jan Clinck

Can Belgian companies use EU vaccine certificates?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU Commission is setting up a vaccine passport system (the so-called 'Digital Green Certificate') to enable European citizens to travel easily and safely within the European Union in Summer 2021.

Lee Nair

Flexi-job apprenticeships – more flexibility for employers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In the Spring 2021 Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced a £7 million fund to operate a new flexi-job apprenticeship programme.

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