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Court of Appeal confirms London Taxi Company's trade mark for the shape of the "black cab" is invalid

The trade marked three-dimensional shape of the traditional London taxi has been found invalid by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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How to gather snowflakes: big data, AI and predictive analysis of customers

DLA Piper’s Gareth Stokes asks: If my buying patterns make me a unique precious snowflake, does that mean I'm completely predictable?

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Celebrity ICO endorsements: SEC, FTC, and CFTC oversight

Floyd Mayweather recently used social media to help a company raise more than $30m in an initial coin offering. The SEC is concerned that celebrities are in essence acting as unregistered securities brokers.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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What are the biggest risks facing general counsel doing business in central and eastern Europe?

Central and eastern Europe is rich in opportunity, but is not without its challenges. For this joint report, Legal Week and CMS surveyed general counsel on the pros and cons of doing business in this burgeoning market, with a focus on the key risks and the most problematic CEE countries.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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SCOTUS denies review of Indiana anti-robocall law

The U.S. Supreme Court denied nonprofit Patriotic Veterans, Inc.’s petition for review of Indiana’s ban on the use of technology that automatically dials residential phone numbers and plays prerecorded messages.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 14 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Uber's 'worker status' appeal rejected - further appeal highly likely

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected the appeal in Uber BV and ors v Aslam and ors. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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FDA withdraws draft guidance for Industry #230

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is withdrawing the draft guidance for Industry #230, “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances.” This briefing explains why that's good news for industry stakeholders.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 09 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

South African Revenue Service scrutinizes taxable presence of foreign service providers in South Africa

Foreign service providers are starting to receive requests for information from the South African Revenue Service. This article looks at recent case law and the key takeaways.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 November 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

Sole, exclusive, preferred: what's the difference? How to avoid common contractual pitfalls

All too often, businesses believe they have secured a commitment to exclusivity – only to discover that the relevant contractual provisions are not watertight. This briefing looks at how to avoid common pitfalls and ensure exclusivity provisions achieve their commercial objectives.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 09 November 2017 | Practice Area: Contract Law

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UK Supreme Court redefines criminal dishonesty test

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the criminal dishonesty test in R v Ghosh is wrong and that courts should no longer follow this test. This article reviews the court's decision.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 08 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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