The Supply Chain: Insurance

We know that increasing numbers of losses across a broad range of business sectors are arising from supply chain issues, predominantly caused by Brexit and COVID-19. The Supply Chain In the context of an ever-growing global trade market, the collective consequences of Brexit and COVID-19 have given rise to significant financial exposures resulting from broken […]

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ASA publishes report on age-restricted ads appearing in online mixed-age media

Over a three week period in 2020, the ASA conducted an investigation which looked at whether age restricted ads were being targeted away from children. The focus of the investigation was to assess the distribution of ads for alcohol, gambling and high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products on websites and YouTube channels where adults comprise over 75% of […]

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Amendments to the Companies Act in the first year of Reiwa

The Companies Act was amended in the first year of Reiwa (2019), stipulating the (1) granting of incentives for directors, (2) utilization of outside directors, (3) systems for providing the materials of joint-stock companies electronically, and (4) responses to abusive shareholder proposals. This amendment will come into effect on March 1, 2021, excluding the electronic […]

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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal in whiskey bourbon trade mark infringement case

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s finding of infringement on the basis of indirect confusion in respect of the EAGLE RARE trade mark by the use of the sign ‘American Eagle’. The ruling highlights the different nature of direct confusion and indirect confusion: whilst there was little likelihood that consumers would mistake ‘American Eagle’ […]

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Sky v SkyKick: Court of Appeal upholds Sky’s appeal and confirms infringement finding

The Court of Appeal has given its judgment in Sky v SkyKick, a case widely recognised as one of the most important IP cases in recent years, and which has involved consideration of a range of issues relating to the scope of protection of registered trade marks. Stating that he was in ‘no doubt’ that Sky’s […]

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Potter Clarkson LLP joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright Member in Denmark

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Lars Karnøe of Potter Clarkson LLP. Lars has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright member in Denmark. With more than 25 years’ experience working at established Danish firms, Lars is an experienced IP lawyer and highly respected […]

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Union Andina Webinar: Protect your trademark in the countries of the Andean Community: Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia

We will analyze the Andean legislation on the protection of trademarks and the most recent pronouncements of the Court of Justice of the Andean Community and from each country. Sign up here. https://bit.ly/3CyvP9N

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Influencer advertising without labeling?

Authors: Margret Knitter, LL.M. and Dr. Carolin Louisa Schmidt It’s a familiar image on Instagram: Influencers show themselves perfectly styled in their pictures and let their followers know via so-called tap tags which brands and products they wear and use. By tapping on the photo, the brand is displayed and the user can click on the […]

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Trademark basics: What does the R inside a circle mean?

When you are deeply involved in Intellectual Property (IP), the way we always are at Dennemeyer, it is important to maintain perspective about how certain facts of this industry are not readily known to the ordinary person. There are many signs and symbols in today’s world that we take as givens, not least on packaging […]

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Cannabis Law in Canada Podcast Series

Cannabis Law in Canada is a long-format interview podcast featuring in-depth discussions with cannabis lawyer Russell Bennett and cannabis industry and legal experts to uncover the realities of the new laws, their impact on business and suggestions for change. Engineering of this podcast is by Jeremy Benning Music was created and performed by Albert Wong […]

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Everyday IP: Brewing the finest booze – beer through the ages

Beer is ubiquitous in this world. The vast majority of countries — large, small and in-between — brew and drink it in large quantities, reflecting its status as an integral part of many local cultures. In more than a few nations, including (but not limited to) Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, China, the […]

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