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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

SEOs declared invalid – key issues for employers in Ireland

The recent decision of the Irish High Court in National Electrical Contractors of Ireland v the Labour Court, the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Ireland and the Attorney General (2019 No. 280 JR) will have a significant impact on employers and employees currently bound by Sectoral Employment Orders (SEO) in the electrical contracting, mechanical engineering, building and construction sectors.

Zuckerberg and the Facebook ad boycott how will it end

The #StopHateforProfit campaign was launched just over two weeks ago, on 17 June 2020, with a striking advert in the LA Times asserting that Facebook had “allowed incitement to violence against protestors fighting for racial justice in America.” The campaign urged advertisers to hit Facebook in their pockets and withdraw their advertising from the site in the month July. […]

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Musical statutes

Just in. The ideal late Christmas gift for the musically minded lawyer (Tulkinghorn knows there are a few of you out there). Yes, it’s the latest album of soon-to-be pop classics from Lawtunes. Choose from (She’s an) Electronic Discovery, Livin’ Life in Six Minutes (2nd ed) or that all-time fave Everywhere There is a Client. […]

Harbottle and Hollywood mogul in High Court feud

Media boutique Harbottle & Lewis is heading for a show-business showdown, with managing partner Lawrence Abramson facing cross-examination in the High Court today (17 December). The firm is suing Creative Design Art and its media magnate backer Israel Baron for breach of contract. The firm has accused Baron of deceit, negligence and fraud. Harbottle claims […]

Delivery time row ends with Commercial Court ruling

An international sugar trade deal turned sour when the seller failed to deliver on time and the case ended up in the Commercial Court. Under international trading rules, buyers are obliged to put up a letter of credit in advance to guarantee payment before the goods set sail. Under advice from commercial firm Middleton Potts, […]

Quadrant chambers director announces retirement

The chambers’ director of Quadrant chambers Gordon Armstrong is set to retire in January. Armstrong, who has served as senior clerk and chambers’ director at the set since 1984, took the decision to take early retirement after suffering from ill-health over the last few months. During Armstrong’s time in office, chambers has expanded from niche […]

Taylor Wessing merges with Dubai associate firm

Taylor Wessing is venturing out of European borders and launching a Dubai office through a merger with its Dubai-based associated firm Key & Dixon. The merger, which cements a five-year relationship between the two firms, marks the launch of Taylor Wessing Middle East, which will be led by partner Christopher Dixon. “With the large number […]

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