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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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Court of Appeal redraws rules on design and trademark rights

IP practitioners will need to update their textbooks on trademark and design rights after the Court of Appeal handed down two judgments within a week. IP sets 11 South Square and Hogarth Chambers were the all-round winners, with their respective top silks Henry Carr QC and Roger Wyand QC taking the leading roles in both […]

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A&O, Mayer Brown and Cleary scoop credit crunch superfund

Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have secured roles advising on the mortgage securities superfund designed to help ease the credit crunch. Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have secured lead roles advising on the proposed mortgage securities superfund designed to help alleviate the impact […]

Rain clouds gather at McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery London office head David Dalgarno said this week: “We don’t want to maintain the rainmaker model that is typical of the London market.” Which is a good job, because rainmakers don’t appear to want to work at McDermott. The firm suffered another loss this week when rainmaking IP chief Larry Cohen […]

SRA defends allegations of racist investigation process

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) chief executive Antony Townsend met with MP Keith Vaz and 40 aggrieved lawyers to rebuff allegations that the SRA is racist in its investigations of black and minority ethnicity (BME) lawyers. At the heart of the allegation are figures from a 2006 internal SRA report on ethnicity and diversity, which […]

To C or not to C

Clifford Chance‘s quality internal monthly mouthpiece has until now simply been called C – surely a stroke of minimalist genius. Nevertheless, Clifford Chance staffers are excited by the announcement that C is going to relaunch in time for Christmas. Even more exciting is the prospect of winning £200 worth of Amazon gift vouchers for the […]

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