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The EU Court of Justice recently had the opportunity to clarify a set of crucial issues regarding the distinctive character of colour marks.

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The German automotive group ATU has achieved a restructuring of its finances via a UK administration and pre-pack sale.

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As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.

The German government has reportedly tightened tender rules for sensitive public IT contracts download subscription

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This follows whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding the US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance activities.

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German group restructures via a pre-pack administration and sidesteps need to change COMI or establish connection with the UK download subscription

Collyer Bristow 18-Jun-2014

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Holiday pay still due on death download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Jun-2014

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