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In this conversation, Monique Couture and Robert MacDonald discuss the leading trademark cases of the past year, grey goods, passing off, use of marks on the Internet, and how Vavilov is changing trademark appeals.

EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

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Employee ownership: getting the best from your trustees

When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.

“Holding the Fort” – Cayman Islands Litigation

In the Cayman Islands, like many other common law jurisdictions, claimants have various tools available to them to try to protect their position pending a final ruling. For example, the Cayman Islands Grand Court can issue a freezing injunction, appoint receivers and/or appoint provisional liquidators in the appropriate circumstances.


Mayer Brown elects finance partner as new chair

Mayer Brown has appointed its next chair to succeed incumbent Paul Theiss, while London managing partner Sally Davies has also gained a seat on the firm’s management committee. The firm has elected longtime partner Jon Van Gorp to the chair role, starting in June. He will take the baton from Theiss, who has been in […]

Allen & Overy

A&O takes over from Dechert in torture claim trial

Allen & Overy (A&O) is advising the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), as its former advisers at Dechert prepare to defend themselves from torture allegations made by ex-employees of RAK and its investment authority. The over-arching claim is against Dechert, its former white-collar co-head Neil Gerrard, partner Caroline Black and David Hughes, who moved […]


Linklaters kicks off managing partner election process

Linklaters is to start an election process to find its next new managing partner, who will work with newly-elected leader Aedamar Comiskey. Managing partner Gideon Moore is understood to have communicated to the partnership that the process will start earlier than expected to ensure a coordinated transition after the appointment of new senior partner Aedamar […]

Webinar: Re-evaluating and justifying your purpose as a business

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below.   The notion of purpose has been turbo-boosted by COVID-19 and the renewed focus on social injustices, highlighting the need for introspection and asking about your purpose as a business. With so many companies going through difficult financial times and having their business models completely thrown out the window, it’s never been more important to have a clear answer on what you do, why you are doing it and how you would do that differently in the future.

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