THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (ECJ) IS IN THE
midst of considering questions referred to it by
the UK courts in three separate cases that should
clarify the law regarding comparative advertising.
This type of advertising, particularly when it
identifies a competitor or a competitor’s goods or
services by referring to a registered trade mark, is
of particular concern to trade mark owners as their
competitors normally seek to make unfavourable
comparisons with their own goods or services, or
to take advantage of being associated with the
market leader’s brand.
In the Matter of the Representation of C, D, E and F and In the Matter of the A and B Trusts  JRC 169A, in a judgment released at the end of April, the Royal Court of Jersey has provided welcome guidance as to the scope of the duties of a trust protector and the circumstances under which they may be removed by the court.
With the transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (" AIFMD ")
in the offing, analysis on the transformation and legal implications of
such on the role of the Depositary as a key and core service provider
to Alternative Investment Funds (" AIFs ") is significant, given the central function and responsibility this position was conferred within this industry.