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By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

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The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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RPC scraps NQ salary for merit-based system

Remuneration – always among the trickiest topics and one that tends to be contentious for any lawyer from their very first day in the office. Are trainee lawyers paid too much? Is £100,000 for a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer – a la Davis Polk – way over the odds? Since 2008 most firms have been […]

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Hogan Lovells has confirmed it will merge with full-service South-African outfit Routledge Modise on 1 December. Routledge Modise is expected to relaunch as Hogan Lovells in early 2014. The Johannesburg-based office consists of 120 lawyers, including 40 partners, and specialises in corporate and commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, energy, mining and employment, with clients such […]

Regulatory risk update: online sales restrictions under scrutiny of European Antitrust Authorities

Competition authorities in Europe are clamping down on restrictions or bans on online sales, especially sales over internet platforms such as Amazon and eBay. As a general principle, the EU Commission considers that every distributor must be allowed to use the internet to sell products (Vertical Guidelines). However, in the case of third-party internet platforms, […]

Favourable IRS ruling for US taxpayer on application of US-Cyprus tax treaty

By Eric D Ryan and Anil John Kalia In a recent internal legal memorandum (ILM), the IRS concluded that a US individual was entitled to treat dividends received from a Cypriot holding company with no Cypriot ownership as qualified dividend income (QDI) and is thereby eligible for reduced US income tax rates. Cyprus, a member of the […]

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