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Union of European practitioners in intellectual property

The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.

Lisbon Annual Report: Riding the wave

For VdA’s executive group partner, “law firms are under pressure to provide a top quality service, more efficiently”. The article analyses the portuguese market on business advocacy, after consulting some lawyers of the best portuguese law firms. The biggest law firm in Portugal are experiencing substantial growth, but managing partners are well aware that a downturn in […]

Portugal: Patent litigation law review

By António Andrade, Marta Alves Vieira The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system. In Portugal, patent litigation generally takes place before the Intellectual Property Court (the Court). This specialised state court, with jurisdiction at a national level, has been operating in Portugal since 30 March 2012 and is […]

Can commonhold be reinvigorated?

By Michael Callaghan and Melissa Barker The Law Commission has issued a substantial consultation seeking to improve the manner in which the commonhold system operates and to persuade existing leaseholders to move to a commonhold structure. Background Commonhold is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of property. Instead of a landlord and a number of tenants, […]

In what circumstances can additional administrators be appointed?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore According to a recent case, Zinc Hotels (Investment) Limited and others v Beveridge and others [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch), the court does not have power to appoint additional administrators except within the constraints of paragraph 103 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986. Where administrators are appointed out of court by the […]

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The former senior partner of law firm Binks Stern was guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation when he wrote a letter for disgraced tycoon Roger Levitt that helped him receive a £2.5m loan. The court of appeal last week overturned a High Court ruling, which had originally cleared William Binks. It ordered his firm – now part […]

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The self-assessment system, which will affect the tax year ending 5 April 1997, does not involve a new tax, nor will it affect the overall amount of tax you pay. There are, however, many issues to consider and changes in practice to implement. If you have not already started planning, you cannot afford to wait […]

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A leading IT and telecommunications lawyer says a growing number of clients are asking him to devise policies to protect themselves from legal actions resulting from the use of e-mail. Michael Chissick, partner in charge of Field Fisher Waterhouse’s IT and Internet group, said there were no current cases of alleged e-mail abuse in the […]

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More than 220 chambers are taking part in the Bar Council’s pupillage clearing house scheme Pach this year. Pach has proved controversial and last month it was revealed that 320 pupillages had been left unfilled by the scheme in its first year. But a working party headed by Stephen Kramer QC has made a series […]

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Buck v Farrell – QBD 10 March 1997 Claimant: Samantha Buck, Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant suffered multiple fractures, lacerations to her face and major brain injury when struck down by motorbike as she crossed Northumberland Avenue in central London. Frontal lobe brain damage has left her permanently impaired and there has been severe […]

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