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A License to Kill a License? SCOTUS to Resolve Trademark Bankruptcy Split

Trademark licensing is a driving force in business relationships. One common example is where one business owns a trademark, which it licenses out to other companies who manufacture and sell the products bearing the mark. But, what happens if the trademark owner goes bankrupt? Bankruptcy law gives a debtor the right to “reject” contracts to...… Continue Reading

Are you ready for the Geoblocking Regulation?

Regulation (EU) 2018/302, which addresses unjustified geoblocking, applies from Monday 3 December 2018 in all EU member states (the ‘Regulation’).

The Regulation is aimed at restricting traders from blocking access to websites by customers from other European countries, preventing geographic discrimination through use of different online terms and conditions or refusal of means of online payment.


One country, three systems: A primer on arbitration in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an extremely interesting jurisdiction from a legal perspective. Those contemplating entering into contracts that have a connection to the UAE, or indeed to the wider Gulf and Middle East region, may be interested to learn that there are three separate legal systems that operate within the UAE, which find their basis in both civil law and common law. When it comes to the resolution of disputes, this offers parties with a choice in how they would like their disputes resolved but also raises certain intricacies of which they should be aware in exercising that choice. This update deals with five such aspects.

The PRC Ministry of Public Security (MPS) is seeking public comments on the draft of new personal data protection rules

On November 30, 2018, the Network Security Protection Bureau of the PRC Ministry of Public Security (MPS) published the draft “Guideline for Internet Personal Data Security Protection” for public comments1.

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Tech control: How fintech M&A is shaping the financial future

The financial services sector is undergoing a technology-driven metamorphosis. Highly-publicised security breaches, heightened regulatory oversight and obligations and more stringent capital requirements are forcing the industry to radically rethink its entire structure.
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