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Draft patent (amendment) rules, 2018 published for objections and suggestions

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 (Draft Rules) for objections and suggestions. The key highlights of the Draft Rules are broadly set out below: International Applications: Patent agents will be required to file all documents, including scanned copies of documents, only by electronic transmission at the time of […]

Amendment to S. 197 of companies act, 2013 notified: Government approval no longer required for enhancement of managerial remuneration

In a long awaited move, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (CA Amendment Act), relating to managerial remuneration, which are now in force with effect from 12 September 2018. By way of a notification, the amendments to Section 197 and Schedule V of the Companies […]

Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

Portugal: An introduction to Energy & Natural Resources

By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

Channel Islands funds quarterly legal and regulatory update: Q4 2018

Jersey Developments Value of regulated funds in Jersey hits record high Figures released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) for Q3/2018 and reported by Jersey Finance, showed that the net asset value of regulated funds under administration in Jersey grew 14% year-on-year to stand at £301.7bn. Ogier’s commentary on this very encouraging news can […]

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Survey evidence: first trademarks, now passing off

The courts have given guidance on the use of survey evidence in the context of trade mark proceedings. But what about passing off proceedings? A recent High Court decision has shed light on the issue. We described in an earlier article the comments made by the Court of Appeal in Marks & Spencer plc v Interflora on the […]

DLA Piper advises owner of Bargain Booze on its initial public offering

DLA Piper has advised Conviviality Retail, the owner of Bargain Booze, on its initial public offering to realise a market capitalisation of £66.7m on admission on AIM. Conviviality Retail operates the UK’s largest franchised off-licence and convenience chain, with more than 600 franchisee-owned stores in the north of England. The Conviviality Group is a buying, […]

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European moves: 8 August 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Central & Eastern Europe Romanian firm Mares Danilescu Asociatii has elected founder Simona Mares as a name partner and has changed its name to Mares Danilescu Mares. Mares practises corporate, banking and finance and infrastructure law. Austrian firm Schoenherr has promoted […]

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Sales people are a diverse lot; some are deeply averse to being labelled with the term ‘sales’ and others revel in living up to the associated stereotypes. From partners in law firms to field-based sales teams for IT companies, what they have in common is a business that’s dependent upon them to generate revenue. In […]

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Hill Dickinson issues £2.8m cash call

Hill Dickinson has issued a £2.8m cash call to its partners to stabilise its balance sheet after a year of heavy investment.  Fixed-share partners and full equity partners will be asked to contribute a further £1,000 per equity point, while the one-off contribution of £1,000 by salaried partners will remain the same. The additional capital […]

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