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iWatch not registrable as a trademark for a wearable computing device

In a decision exploring the boundaries of 'descriptive', the English High Court has ruled that iWatch is not registrable for computers, computer software and certain related goods.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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Headscarf ban is not discriminatory

In the case of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions, the European Court of Justice has held that the dismissal of a Muslim employee for wearing a hijab at work did not constitute direct religious discrimination.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 15 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Will the Competition and Markets Authority give the go ahead for the Tesco/Booker merger?

Tesco, the UK's leading food retailer, and Booker, the UK's leading food wholesaler, announced on 26 January that they had reached an agreement on the terms of a proposed merger.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 March 2017 | Practice Area: Competition

Unruly passengers and how to deal with them

What constitutes disruptive behaviour and what action can airlines take to protect their staff and other passengers? This article takes a look at legalities behind the headlines.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Air

Antitrust in China

This briefing examines 2016 highlights and offers an outlook on 2017.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 02 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

The BHS pensions settlement: is the system for protecting members’ benefits working?

The Pensions Regulator announced that it has reached a £363m cash settlement with Sir Philip Green in respect of the BHS pension schemes.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 01 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

The legal landscape for drones in the UAE

This post explores the applicable federal and emirate-specific regulations, as well as the various concerns surrounding the use of drones.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 01 March 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

The latest fashion in shopping is… the shops themselves

Shops are undergoing a redesign to keep shoppers walking in, whilst still clicking on their websites.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 28 February 2017 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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With or without Brexit, consumers are always King

E-commerce and the ability to trade globally online is an area of fierce competition. This briefing takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 22 February 2017 | Practice Area: E-Commerce

The legal status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirates

Bitcoin and blockchain appear to be on the radar of the UAE Government and the UAE Central Bank.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 21 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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