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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.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

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Court of Appeal rules in favour of landlords

The Deregulation Act 2015 (the DA) and its Regulations significantly extended the obligations of landlords in the residential rental sector. The Act was of equal significance to fixed charge receivers who automatically assume the landlord’s legal duties to the tenant upon appointment.

Cayman Islands Funds Update: Q2 2020

This briefing provides a summary of a number of recent changes to laws and regulations which have been enacted in the Cayman Islands over the last quarter which impact, or will impact, Cayman Islands funds.

Examination of the relationship between e-sports and violence

It is of great importance to examine acts of violence resulting from the competitive environment in e-sport games where the games are played individually as well as a team, also where the physical and mental attributions are prominent, and the legal character of such acts. The sanctions for acts of violence caused by e-sports players or third parties involving in the games without playing are, in general, determined by the respective publishers of the game based on the tournament rules.

Upper Tribunal revisits “What is an HMO?”

It is vital that landlords, tenants and local authorities all understand when a property should properly be classed as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The Upper Tribunal has recently revisited this issue as it affects blocks of self-contained flats in the case of Hastings Borough Council v Turner.

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Kirkland leads on latest CVA for outdoor clothing retailer

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Signature boosts Paris offering with SocGen litigation hire

Signature Litigation has made its first partner hire in Paris since opening in January by hiring a former litigation general counsel from Société Générale. The firm has recruited Nicolas Brooke to its new office, with Brooke becoming the fourth partner in the fledgling Parisien operations. He will join the firm on 20 May, focusing on […]

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