Well-known trade mark protection in Indonesia | Rouse

Legal Briefing

The concept of well-known trademarks has a long pedigree, going back to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883). Since then, protection has expanded and this has been reflected through additional dilution protection (against misuse of marks with a reputation in dissimilar goods) in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property …

Protecting a company and its directors: D&O insurance | Holman Fenwick Willan

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The upheaval over the Past few years in the financial markets and the global economy has led to a climate of increased regulation worldwide, with greater exposures for directors and the companies by which they are employed. All of this has highlighted the importance for companies to have adequate insurance protection. Directors’ and officers’ (D&O) …

Softlanding Systems, Inc v KDP Software Ltd & anor [2010] | SJ Berwin LLP

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The Court of Appeal has upheld the recent High Court decision in Softlanding Systems, Inc v KDP Software Ltd & anor [2010]. The High Court had rejected Softlanding’s claim that KDP was in breach of its contractual obligations by failing to supply the required technical support post termination, and granted an injunction in favour of …

Parallel imports and trade marks | Amarchand Mangaldas

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In this era of globalisation, markets around the world are being flooded with ‘parallel import’ goods. Parallel import occurs when the original products (and not counterfeit products) are imported cheaply to a country without the authorisation of the product owner who has intellectual property (IP) rights over the products. Unlike black market goods, parallel import …

If the cap fits: MAC recommendations | Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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On 18 November 2010, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its recommendations to the government on the level for the 2011/12 permanent annual limit on economic migration to the UK under Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the points-based system (PBS).

Chemicals regulation update: live issues | Burges Salmon

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A key milestone in the implementation of the REACH (Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances) Chemicals Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH) was the first registration deadline on 1 December 2010.

YouTube and Facebook provide venues for judgment publication | Wolf Theiss

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In a recent decision, the Commercial Court of Vienna (Handelsgericht Wien) ordered the publication of a judgment in the form of a YouTube video. As far as can be told, this was the first time, confirming that new information channels and social networks can provide a venue for the publication of judgments.

Foreign branch taxation reform | Watson Farley & Williams

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In its June 2010 Budget the Government announced several proposals as part of a five-year plan to reform corporation tax, including a proposal to exempt foreign branch profits from corporation tax. This followed the previous government’s announcement in the 2009 Pre-Budget Report that it recognised foreign branch taxation as a ‘matter of growing importance’ and …