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Priority rights in Turkish law

According to the Industrial Property Law, which entered into force on 10 January 2017, an enterprise of goods or services ensure distinguishing from or service goods other undertakings and brand owners to ensure protection of the subject it is turned on and including the names of persons, provided that shown on the register can provide […]

Russia increases duties on US goods

On 23 March 2018, the United States of America introduced a special protective measure in the form of increased customs duties on imports for steel and aluminium products, including those originating from the Russian Federation… …The Government of the Russian Federation by its Decision No. 788 dated July 2018, therefore, introduced import customs duties rates […]

Why Islamic finance fits well in Kazakhstan

Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (eg roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion…

Extortion, blackmail, and kidnap for ransom

In this market insight, originally written for CampdenFB, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, John Chase and Brittany Damora, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario…

The Court of Protection endorses use of the Mental Capacity Act

By Michael Mylonas QC The requirement for written consent in schedule 3 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act has caused difficulties in some notable cases. Last week saw another challenge in which Mrs P needed the consent of her husband who had suffered an irreversible brain injury. She turned to the Mental Capacity Act 2005…

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In brief: Kemp & Co recruits from McGrigor Donald

Richard Kemp (pictured right) launched his law firm Kemp & Co this week and has already recruited two-year qualified McGrigor Donald intellectual property assistant Kenneth Mullen from Glasgow. Kemp, until last week the head of IP/IT at Garretts, has opened the doors of his new office above Saddlers Hall near St Pauls in the City.

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Think-tank to look again at Drugs Act

CRIMINAL lawyers have welcomed the appointment of a police think-tank which will investigate whether or not certain controlled drugs should be decriminalised. The Police Foundation’s committee of inquiry, which will examine the effectiveness of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, is due to meet for the first time on 30 September, and reports back in […]

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