Monthly Archives: July 2021

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Can a Sound Mark be Registered as a Trademark – European Union Court’s Ruling

The General Court of the European Union (“Court”), on July 7, 2021, issued a first ruling1 (refer to the press release here)2 in relation to the registration of a sound sign submitted in an audio format as an EU trademark in the case of Ardagh Metal Beverage Holdings v EUIPO (T-668/19).

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON THE BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

In 2006, the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (“FIBA”) set-up the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (”BAT”) with the aim to establish an independent arbitral tribunal focused on basketball-related disputes, which could deliver decisions in a timely and cost-effective way.  Read more…

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: A Deeper Dive into Rainmaking Tactics (Part 3 – Public Speaking)

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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The two most incredible ways to showcase your knowledge are public speaking and writing.  And if you are not doing one or the other, or even both, you are doing yourself a disservice as a potential Rainmaker.

The internet has become a fixture in our lives and a necessity because of the pandemic of 2020. We can do almost anything on the internet, from buying food to finding love.  But one of my favorite things about the internet, particularly for me, who is an information junkie, is the education and knowledge one can gain.  Most of my friends and colleagues will tell you that I am a wealth of useless knowledge, but then again, is any knowledge genuinely useless?   

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Motivating Change in a Post-COVID World

Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about the tendency to want to slip back into old pre-COVID ways of life and what some of our barriers to change might be (here and here). In fact, Law.com recently posted an article about “As COVID Fears Ease, Remote Work Is Slowly Losing Popularity,” [subscription may be required], in which they said,

The number of law firm leaders, attorneys and staff who expect to work from home frequently dropped significantly between 2020 and 2021, according to the The 2021 National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey Results published by Cushman & Wakefield in conjunction with ALM Intelligence and Law.com.

Roughly 70% of respondents, which include 336 firm leaders, attorneys and staff from various law firms, said that they expect to regularly work remotely when asked in the second quarter of last year. Asked again earlier this year, just half responded the same way.”

I can hear some of you saying, “okay, so what? Why does it really matter if we go back to our pre-COVID way of working? Wasn’t that working for most of us?”

Was it?

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Maintaining Control Over Your Bankruptcy

A recent ruling by Judge Glenn in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York shows that notwithstanding the U.S. Supreme Court’s In re Jevic decision,[1] structured dismissals of chapter 11 cases are still permissible and in some instances more beneficial to creditors than confirmation of a plan or conversion to a chapter 7 liquidation.

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IAM PATENT 1000 2021 RANKS A.& K. METAXOPOULOS & PARTNERS AS A LEADING IP FIRM

We are very happy that IAM PATENT 1000 2021 has ranked both Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou, our IP partners, among the World’s Leading Patent Professionals and our TM/Patent expert Marilena Nikolaraki as a rising star in Patent litigation.

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Colorado Privacy Act Becomes the Third Comprehensive State Privacy Law

After passing through the Colorado General Assembly, Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) into law on July 7, 2021. Colorado is now the third state in the country — following California and Virginia — to pass comprehensive privacy legislation. Companies that are subject to the CPA will have to comply beginning July 1, 2023, the date when the new law goes into effect. Read more…

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EXTENSION OF THE CANADA EMERGENCY RENT SUBSIDY AND RELATED MORATORIUM

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA“) program expired on January 31, 2021,1 and the moratorium on eviction and distress rights of landlords against commercial tenants under the program along with it. However, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS“) program, enacted under Bill 229 on December 17, 2020, O Reg 763/202 also includes such a moratorium. A summary of CERS and the current moratorium is contained below:

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Llinks Listed as Leading Law firm in Benchmark Litigation Dispute Resolution 2021

In June 2021,Benchmark Litigation released the first edition of Benchmark Litigation China 2021. Llinks has been recommended as a leading law firm in International Arbitration and Commercial Disputes in Shanghai……Read more…

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Llinks Awarded Best Overall PRC Law Firms (Shanghai) 2021 by China Business Law Journal

In June 2021, China Business Law Journal, a leading international legal media, released its China Business Law Awards (regional awards). With outstanding performance and great market reputation, Llinks has won the Best Overall PRC Law Firms (Shanghai) 2021 Read more…

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