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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..

Ole Kristian Olsby

Alleged retaliation cases after whistleblowing may be processed in the Anti-discrimination Tribunal

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The government recently submitted a proposal to Parliament for the establishment of a low-threshold service in the Anti-discrimination Tribunal for the processing of alleged unlawful retaliation in notification cases.

Pawel Kulak

UOKiK closes marketing association probe with commitments

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) closed an inquiry into a marketing association with commitments.

Sandie Lyne

Court of Appeal case provides guidance for trustees when issues of trust construction arise

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

This article considers a recent Court of Appeal judgment regarding the interpretation of a trust instrument.

Bruce MacNeil

Snapshot: debt for equity swaps

Insolvency & Restructuring - Jersey
Ogier

Jersey continues to be the offshore jurisdiction of choice for restructurings involving debt for equity swaps (particularly restructurings of UK and international corporate groups).

Sarah Taylor

SPCs post-Brexit: where are we now?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

Changes to the processes for obtaining marketing authorisations for medicinal products are one of the many differences brought about as a result of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.

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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