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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Automated Vehicles – Is this the end of the road for the “driver”?

In a previous blog, we discussed the recently published joint consultation by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission on automated vehicles (which is seeking responses by 8 February 2019), and how it foresaw the new technology impacting on the existing rules of civil liability.  One of the most interesting aspects of the consultatio

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A Useful Reminder From The EUIPO: You Can’t Have Your “Burger” And Eat It

Last year, McDonald’s iconic Big Mac burger celebrated its 50th anniversary.  Since its launch in 1968, the Big Mac’s continued popularity has cemented its status as the one of the most renowned burger marks in the world, with sales in more than 100 countries and an estimated 28 Big Macs sold globally every second.  However, despite its undoubted success with consumers, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for McDonald’s, who recently received a grilling from the Cancellation Division of the EU Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) in a decision which revoked the com

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Will the gods smile on retail in 2019, or turn their faces from it?

January, named after the Roman god Janus – usually shown with two faces – one looking to the future and one to the past, is traditionally a time for reflection and optimism for what the New Year may bring.

The godly functions attributed to Janus are primarily concerned with transitions, endings and new beginnings, so it is apt in this blog that we reflect on the events of 2018 in the world of retail and leisure and look forward to what 2019 may bring.

So reflecting on 2018, what were the key features?

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