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The importance of Louboutin shoes for European trademark law

On 12 June 2018, Christian Louboutin’s won a key legal battle in the war over the trade mark of his red-soled shoes when the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that their red colour was separate from the shape of the soles. For a bit of background, Paris­-based Christian Louboutin has marketed the red­bottomed shoes for more than a quarter of a century, and they featured even on the television series “Sex and the City.” Louboutin had registered trademarks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, covering footwear in and high­heeled shoes, where the colour red is applied to the sole of a shoe.

Serbia amends company law

The Serbian Parliament adopted amendments to the Serbian Company Law on 8 June 2018, and they were published in the official journal on the same date. This is the first overhaul of the Serbian Company Law since it was enacted back in 2011. Most of the amendments relate to the introduction of the concepts required […]

Serbia: Reshaping the financial landscape

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By Dragomir Kojić, Partner and Tamara Bubalo, Associate Geographical indication of origin, this very peculiar form of industrial property protection, has undergone a revival phase over the past few years, thus becoming more omnipresent not only within the circles of interest, but also amongst the Serbian public at large…

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The Ministry of Tourism recently proposed the introduction of minimum prices for sites categorised as ‘accommodation places’. In Decision 529/10.05.2018, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) opined on the proposal’s compliance with competition rules. The CPC held that setting minimum prices for accommodation places would limit price competition between hotels. Minimum prices cannot guarantee…

Social housing monthly law update – June 2018

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From footfall to clicks – experts talk retail risk

By Gary Assim and Sarah Teal Poundworld has entered administration, and just before that it was announced that House of Fraser would be closing 31 stores, many of which are in some of the UK’s largest cities. It is no secret that many retailers have been adversely affected by the shopping habits of consumers, ever […]

Austria: The time has come – Federal Procurement Act 2018 just around the corner

More than four years after the entry into force of the new EU Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU), more than two years after the deadline for transposition and more than one year after publication of the first transposition draft, the time has come. Following the respective resolutions of the Council of Ministers and the Federal Council […]

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Canada’s Gowlings takes baby steps towards becoming global player

Canadian firm Gowlings used its partnership conference at the end of last year to prepare its partners for life at a global business as the firm eyes up merger opportunities. At the firm’s conference in Toronto in October, Gowlings’ management invited three guest speakers, all partners at separate firms, to talk to its members about […]

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