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.
This briefing examines the evolution of the Hastings-Bass principle in
Jersey up to and including the adoption by Jersey of statutory
provisions to give statutory force to the rule in Re Hastings Bass in
response to the Supreme Court's decision in Pitt v Holt and Futter v
Futter. Read more...
The government is taking an increasingly harder line in dealing with the
problem of abuses by foreign subcontractors, with increased
inspections, a stricter prosecution policy and more severe penalties.
The new coalition government formed after the elections
held last October recently released its government programme. It is the
expression of a strong commitment to further strengthen the competitiveness of
the Luxembourg economy and to sustain the long-term development of its financial
On November 25, 2013, the President of the Russian Federation has signed
the Federal Law № 317 -FZ "On amendments to certain legislative acts of
the Russian Federation and on the annulment of certain provisions of
legislative acts of the Russian Federation on the health of citizens in
the Russian Federation" ( "Law 317 - FZ "). The purpose of this
statutory act is to harmonize various effective statutes in the area of
healthcare, following the recently occurred amendments in connection
with the adoption of the Federal Law of November 21, 2011 № 323- FZ "On
the basis of health protection of citizens in the Russian Federation"
("Law 323 -FZ "), and amendments to the Federal Law of April 12, 2010 №
61 -FZ "On circulation of Medicines " ("Law 61-FZ ").
This article looks at the new administrative courts in Albania which are
part of a strategy to increase foreign investment by offering more
security to investors. This was first published in 'The Lawyer' May
On 7 November 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
approved the registration of the first four trade repositories under
Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and the Council
of 4 July 2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade
repositories (" European Market Infrastructure Regulation " or "EMIR"). newsflash_emir_start_of_the_reporting_obligation_in_february_2014