In this week’s issue…

A spate of litigation over copying has taken the catwalk into the courtroom, marking a new trend in designers actively pursuing rival fashion houses.


Practice area: IP/IT
A spate of litigation over copying has taken the catwalk into the courtroom, marking a new trend in designers actively pursuing rival fashion houses.
In this IP/IT Special Report we look at how the high street has also seen rival retailers going head-to-head over designs on basic items, giving the industry a heightened sense of security over its IP.

Regional: Ireland
The first Ireland Special Report looks at the Irish government’s decision to guarantee its banks against bankruptcy. We learn why the decision was taken, what it means for the banking industry and the effect on the country’s banking lawyers.

The second report looks at the memorandum of understanding between Ireland and China, which opens Irish markets to Chinese investors. The race for Chinese private capital was being fought with Luxembourg, so has the Emerald Isle stolen a march on its investment funds rival?