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Foreign investment into the UK is on the rise, Despite Brexit uncertainties

Guest writer - October 11, 2018

According to the Bank of England, the uncertainty around the UK’s planned departure from the European Union has led to a slowdown in the amount of foreign investment in UK companies. However, despite this, recent figures released by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that foreign investment into the UK’s high- growth […]

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GDPR : Same, same but different…

Miscellaneous - October 10, 2018

On 25 May this year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This moment has been the focus of a large amount of attention, especially in terms of its scope and comprehensive obligations, which overstrain small businesses in particular. However, after thousands of data protection declarations from different companies have been put online, […]

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Image of a public property: when the case law of the French Council of State gives rise to a clash of cultures

Miscellaneous - October 10, 2018

The Conseil d’Etat, the Supreme Court for administrative matters in France, rendered a surprising ruling (CE, 13 April 2018, Société les Brasseries Kronenbourg).  It is remarkably interesting in the aspect that it distinguishes the use of the image of a public property from the property itself. The facts are as follows: the Kronenbourg brewery company […]

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IR Global Annual Conference

Events - October 10, 2018

rothpartners will participate in the “IR Global Annual Conference” which will be held from October 13 to October 16, 2018 in London. The goal of IR Global events is to promote international collaboration and networking. The theme of this year’s event is “Communication Matters” because effective business communication is the lifeblood of any organization . […]

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Matal v. Tam (About the trademark registration “The slants”) – A Win for the Freedom of Speech

Intellectual property - July 20, 2018

In June 2017, the United States Supreme Court delivered the much-anticipated decision Matal v. Tam (137 S. Ct. 1744 (2017)), a trademark case that addressed the issue whether a presumably disparaging trademark can be federally registered. The Court reached a verdict (and received large media attention) stating that a disparaging trademark actually can be registered, […]

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Entry of foreign law firms in India

Guest writer - April 12, 2018

The entry of foreign law firms in India, has been contested since long and has been a topic which has divided the legal fraternity in India since long, with there being supporters of both sides of the coin. However, recently, the Supreme Court of India finally laid to rest at least for the time being, […]

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Anticorruption – SAPIN II Law and the effective beneficiary declaration

Corporate – Joint-Ventures - April 12, 2018

Nowadays corruption is an important topic among our international concerns – May 2018 will see a cycle of anticorruption conferences begin in the USA, Brazil and China -, the French Sapin II Law, transposing European Directives against money laundering (notably Directive UE 2015/849), is at the forefront of an anticorruption program in France. The Sapin II […]

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IR Global “On the Road” Event 2018

Events - April 12, 2018

Charlène RUSSO-TRANCHAND and Alexander ROTH will participate in this years “IR Global On the Road” event, which will be held from May 16 to May 18, 2018 in Toronto, CANADA. After successful events in Singapore, San Francisco, Shanghai, Dubai and Miami in recent years, IR Global returns to North America. The goal of the IR […]

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INTA Annual Meeting 2018

Events - April 12, 2018

Christian ROTH and Pierre FATON will participate in the 140th INTA (International Trade Mark Association) annual meeting, which will take place in Seattle, USA, from May 19 to May 23, 2018. INTA’s Annual Meeting is, with over 9500 participants, the world’s largest and most widely attended trademark event. It offers the opportunity to meet other […]

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Global public procurement: taking up the challenge of reciprocity with the Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement

Miscellaneous - April 12, 2018

The Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement negotiations started surreptitiously in 2013. Contrary to the trade agreements between northern American countries and the UE (the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) still in negotiation and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) signed on 30 October 2016), it has not been highly discussed in the public debate. However, […]

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