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In brief: Bird & Bird signs up music expert

Mark Haftke, a specialist in music litigation, has joined the multi-media group at Bird & Bird. Haftke was previously a partner at the music law firm Russells. Trevor Cook, head of Bird’s intellectual property department, says: “Mark’s entertainment industry expertise will be a tremendous asset. We look forward to his contribution.”

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