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Trade marks: evidence of acquired distinctiveness can be extrapolated, says EU court adviser

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:01:00 +0100

Brand owners seeking to prevent their EU trade marks from being revoked may not need to provide evidence from every EU country that those marks have acquired distinctive character, an adviser to the EU's highest court has said.



Insurer must compensate solicitor whose clients it induced to settle

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:21:00 +0100

An insurer which offered to settle directly with personal injury claimants who had filed notices of their claims on the Road Traffic Accidents Portal (RTA Portal) must compensate the claimants' solicitors, who would otherwise have been entitled to costs by virtue of a conditional fee agreement (CFA).



Supreme Court limits ‘negotiating damages’ for restrictive covenant breaches

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:14:00 +0100

Damages awarded to the owners of a care business for the breach by their former business partners of a non-compete clause and other restrictive covenants should be calculated based on their actual financial loss, rather than hypothetical 'negotiating damages', the UK's highest court has ruled.



PPI deadline driving up financial complaints

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:36:00 +0100

The 2019 deadline for complaints related to mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) is driving up the number received by firms, which have increased to their highest level in more than four years.



Scottish Land Commission to develop compulsory sale order power

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:24:00 +0100

The Scottish Land Commission has begun development work on a new compulsory sale order (CSO) power, which would enable local authorities in Scotland to require the sale of derelict buildings or small plots of land.



Spain lags behind on PSD2 implementation

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:41:00 +0100

Legislation has still to be adopted in Spain to implement the EU's second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).



Ansip sees opportunity for EU to shape global cyber standards

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:22:00 +0100

The EU and US have an opportunity to "set a global standard" for security of devices if they work together, a senior EU official has said.



Brexit and cyber attacks threaten EU financial system, say regulators

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:15:00 +0100

Brexit and cyber attacks are two of the "key risks to the EU financial system", the joint committee of the EU supervisory authorities (ESAs) has said.



Appeal court: landlord withholding planning consent was unreasonable

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:46:00 +0100

A commercial landlord acted unreasonably by withholding from a tenant its consent to apply for planning permission to change the use of the middle two storeys of a building from commercial to residential, the Court of Appeal has ruled.



Tackling the financial services gender pay gap

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:07:00 +0100

ANALYSIS: The gender pay gap at UK financial services firms significantly exceeds the national average, according to the results of the first statutory gender pay gap reporting exercise.