As a general rule, under the Russian Law, the name of a country and a year would be considered non-protectable as a trade mark but in exceptional cases registrations are possible, necessary and effective.
Section 38(1) of the Malaysian Trade Marks Act (TMA) 1976 establishes the test for trademark infringement, namely, where a person who is not the registered proprietor of the trade mark uses a mark which is identical to or so nearly resembling the registered mark such that it is likely to deceive or cause confusion in … Continue reading “Using a mark ‘in the course of trade’: the Malaysian context”
Lloyds primed for new year panel shake-up Lloyds Banking Group is looking at slimming its UK roster with a number of firms set to jostle for places in 2019. Currently the core panel comprises CMS, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehils, Hogan Lovells, Addleshaw Goddard and Magic Circle duo Linklaters and Allen & Overy. The bank’s … Continue reading “Significant matters – Winter 2019”
Brexit preparations for private equity firms On 29 March 2017 the United Kingdom (UK) gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union that it intended to leave the European Union (EU). The UK’s departure is scheduled to take effect on 29 March 2019.
Who better to learn from than those who have gone before you? That was the core of the idea behind our survey with The In-House Lawyer; to ask current GCs and heads of legal to share their experiences and provide advice to those new in post or hoping to become departmental leader. Hindsight is a … Continue reading “The first 100 days”