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January 2021
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EU Intellectual Property Rights

EU Intellectual Property Rights Key Contact: Cordelia Payne International Registrations as of 31 December 2020 which designated the EU, or, EU trade mark or design rights that were pending as at 31 December, will no longer provide protection in the UK.  They will not have been granted automatic, comparable UK protection as with EU trade marks...
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Acuity Law Welcome Two New Consultants In The Ramp Up For 2021

Acuity Law Welcome Two New Consultants In The Ramp Up For 2021 Acuity Law welcomes two new Consultant Partners to their growing full-service firm. Adele Carter, Chief People Officer commented “We are delighted to welcome this year’s first round of talent to Acuity and very much look forward to working with them.” Commercial litigator, Mike...
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Joint ventures and partnership as coopetition

Joint ventures and partnership as coopetition Author: Henry Clarke In the recent article “The strategic utility of joint ventures and partnerships in difficult and uncertain times”, I advocated the merits of joint ventures and partnerships as relatively resource-light means to achieve growth and retain market share. This article considers the assessment of such opportunities with competitors in...
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Flight of Fancy: Will it take off?

Flight of Fancy: Will it take off? Development Consent Orders, Judicial Review, and the continuing tortuous and uncertain path towards (maybe) a third runway at Heathrow Airport Author: James Ryan In my article following the judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of R3 (oao Friends of the Earth Ltd and Others) -v- Heathrow Airport Ltd [2020] UKSC...
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The National Security and Investment Bill is en route to the process of receiving Royal Assent

The National Security and Investment Bill is en route to the process of receiving Royal Assent Author: Tessa Laws The National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) is shortly due to receive Royal Assent. If granted, it will become law and could have a significant impact on the UK’s cross border inward investment and M&A activity. Despite...
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The strategic utility of joint ventures and partnerships in difficult and uncertain times

The strategic utility of joint ventures and partnerships in difficult and uncertain times Author: Henry Clarke Businesses looking for growth and profit during uncertain and difficult times need to review their operations, markets, products and business models.  Part of the outcome of such reviews are likely to be projects that are suitable for joint ventures or...
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