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Louboutin sees red – in a good way

By Gary Assim The European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its judgment on the question of whether the Louboutin trademark for its red sole could be invalidated because it consisted exclusively of the shape of the sole and was not a colour mark. The ECJ, in a rare move, ruled against the previous Opinion of […]

Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

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The South East is a unique legal region in the UK, in that London squats right in the middle of it. Many firms fish out of their lucrative local ponds, and some have also begun lowering their hooks into London, often at the expense of City-based firms. Being able to undercut on rates because of […]

Thacher Proffitt rules out further redundancies

The managing partner of Thacher Proffitt & Wood yesterday (Wednesday 11 June) vowed his firm would make no further layoffs as a result of the credit crisis. Last December, Thacher Proffitt was among the first US firms to admit it was being forced to make cuts as a result of the downturn in its core […]

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Law Commission drags heels on divorce reform

The Law Commission’s attitude to the enforcement of pre-nuptial agreements has been slammed by family lawyers’ association Resolution for its lack of urgency. Resolution believes that by refusing to discuss whether pre-nuptial agreements should be legally enforceable, the commission is stalling a wider examination of divorce laws, which have not been revamped since 1973. The […]

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