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SmartLaw 2.0 – The new future of law

By Brett Chalmers A few years ago, George Beaton published an influential e-book, NewLaw New Rules: A Conversation About the Future of the Legal Services Industry, that pulled together comments and responses he received from numerous legal thought leaders and experts about his NewLaw-focused blog post. The publication compared BigLaw, the traditional partnership-and-hourly-rates model, with NewLaw, an […]

Supreme Court supports disqualification under IBC, but protects interest of homebuyers

By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

Austria – Commercial agent’s trial for trial period compensation

By Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Earlier this year, the ECJ ruled that commercial agents are generally entitled to compensation, even if the distribution agreement was terminated during a trial period. The ECJ’s decision (C-645/16) was preceded by the French Cour de Cassation’s request for a preliminary ruling on whether Art. 17 of Directive 86/653/EEC applies if the commercial […]

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Cheerleaders’ outfits and copyright

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that the fabric designs of cheerleader uniforms produced by Varsity Brands were conceptually separable from the utilitarian function of a cheerleading uniform. Varsity Brands had sued a clothing company, Star Athletica, for copyright infringement, claiming that the cheerleader uniforms sold by Star Athletica were […]

YSL and the Skinny Love trademark

Yves Saint Laurent has failed in its opposition to the Swiss registration of the mark SL Skinny Love. The two marks are shown here and here and both are in respect of apparel in class 25. The decision appears surprising…  Click on the link below to read the rest of the briefing.

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