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Kit Kat Trademark Battle Lost, But Not Over

30th July 2018
Following up on the Kit Kat trademark court ruling last week, Colin Bell, partner and head of intellectual property at law firm Brabners, provides expert commentary. This is a significant decision by the CJEU because of the high bar it sets for non-traditional trade-marks, such as shapes. If the court is saying that for a […]
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Whistleblower Protection Firm Challenges SEC’s Proposed Rule Amendments

30th July 2018
The Washington, D.C. based whistleblower protection law firm, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto (KKC), recently filed a 27-page letter with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commenting on the amendments proposed by the SEC to alter its Whistleblower Program. KKC filed the letter as a public comment to the SEC to highlight serious flaws in the […]
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Only 2.4% of Property Lawyers Are Registered Conveyancing Firms

27th July 2018
When You Move, the leading proptech disruptor, recently launched a new nationally representative report revealing the sentiments of a population of 2006 current and future homeowners, in addition to property minded consumers. The sentiments are launched amidst the fact that only 2.4% are registered property specialists, registered with CLC – the specialist association for property […]
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Work Experience Opportunities in Law See an 11% Fall

26th July 2018
Over a decade ago, internships/placements where simply a means for students to experience the type of work as well as responsibilities that would typically be entailed within a particular role/industry and then, self-assess how well they were suited to it. Nowadays, with experience highly desirable in the backdrop of a very competitive and turbulent job […]
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Owens Vs Owens No-Fault Divorce Rejected

25th July 2018
Hamish Dunlop, Head of 3PB Barristers Family Law Group, led by Nigel Dyer QC, and instructed by solicitors Hughes Paddison of Cheltenham, again represented the husband and respondent Hugh Owens in the Supreme Court’s hearing of the groundbreaking Owens v Owens divorce case. The Supreme Court today, Wednesday 25 July, delivered its verdict on the […]
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Is the European Commission Clamping Down on Corporate Giants?

25th July 2018
In light of recent news that the European Commission fined Google 4.3 billion euros ($5 billion; £3.8 billon) over its Android operating system and impact on consumer searchability, Steve Kuncewicz, BLM partner, technology and digital expert, provides Lawyer Monthly with his thoughts on how this could affect regulation around device development in the future. This […]
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The ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ Lifeline and the Stamp Duty Land Tax Trap

20th July 2018
Flagship measures introduced by the Government to assist first-time buyers, could actually be pricing them out of the market, say leading accounting, tax and advisory practice Blick Rothenberg. “Due to a toxic combination of rising house prices, the squeeze on wages, high rents, stricter affordability tests for mortgages and higher deposits, the ‘Bank of Mum […]
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