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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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DLA Piper Birmingham managing partner quits for Eversheds in two-partner raid

Eversheds has secured two lateral hires from DLA Piper in Birmingham, including corporate and office managing partner Mark Beardmore. Beardmore, who specialises in M&A and private equity work, has given notice at DLA Piper after 14 years, two of which were as office managing partner in Birmingham. DLA Piper refused to comment on the reasons […]

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Making the most of your merger

The key to making these deals work is preparation and post-merger integration, a theme that this week’s columnist, Fox Williams partner and merger specialist Tina Williams, covers in some detail. As Williams advised Fulbright & Jaworski on its merger with Norton Rose; Gates and Partners on its merger with Kennedys; and Habib Al Mulla on […]

Logo trademarks — watch out for copyright

Logos can be registered as trademarks, an example being the Innocent logo, which was registered as a Community Trade Mark by Fresh Trading Ltd, the trading company of the famous Innocent Smoothies. When logos are created, the artwork is automatically protected by copyright and under English law the designer is the copyright owner even if […]

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Simmons adds two to board in latest round of elections

Simmons & Simmons has added Peter Meyer and Alex Brown to its board in its latest round of periodic elections. Meyer is the national practice head of the firm’s German dispute resolution practice, and head of the country’s life sciences sector group. He has been a partner at Simmons & Simmons in Dusseldorf since 2003, […]

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