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By Charlie Bond and John Coldham The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling clarifying what you can, and cannot, do if you wish to import goods from one Member State of the EU to another. In summary, it has ruled that the trademark owner cannot oppose the further commercialisation of […]

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Draft law: Russia’s counter-sanctions against the US and other states

On 17 May 2018, the State Duma adopted in the second reading the draft Federal Law ‘On the Measures (Countermeasures) in Response to Unfriendly Actions of the USA and(or) other Foreign States’ (hereinafter – the ‘Draft Law’). Compared to the initial version introduced by a group of deputies in April this year, the Draft Law […]

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Watson Farley & Williams is losing its head of competition, leaving the department with no partners and only a handful of assistants. Frances Murphy is set to join Rowe & Maw’s well-regarded competition practice. Murphy has been the sole competition partner at the firm since the departure of Richard Wish last year. A source says: […]

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Judge who has presided over some of New York’s most important bankruptcy cases has joined the global law firm, Shearman & Sterling as a partner. In his eight years on the bench, Judge James Garrity has dealt with high profile international insolvency cases such as BCCI, Olympia & York, Barneys and Caldor Corp. Garrity will […]

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