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Event Report: Capturing European Views on the Progress of Brexit Negotiations

The future for the EU and the UK's relationship remains unclear. Brexit negotiations have stalled, while the British government, public and press are split. Rarely heard, though, are views on Brexit from those on the Continent. To overcome that, a German lawyer gives his take on where things stand.

18:00, 27th May 2018
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A New Rule for Company Groups? Knowingly Allowing a Subsidiary to Act Illegally

The current law on company groups allows too much scope for involuntary, unsecured creditors to lose out. Creating a new offence of knowingly allowing a subsidiary to act illegally offers protection to these creditors, without encroaching unduly on the principle of corporate legal personality.

11:00, 4th May 2018
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The Death of Copyright Law's Idea/Expression Dichotomy

For copyright law, a between ideas and expressions has long been considered to have foundational status. However, a number of recent judgments from both the English and EU courts have cast doubt on the extent to which that fundamental dichotomy really is applicable today.

12:00, 2nd February 2018
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Competition Law in the Computer Age: Examining Microsoft v Commission

The characteristics of the IT market have created a myriad of new challenges for global competition authorities. They have had to adapt and strain the tools in their legal arsenal to ensure justice is done; as is evident from the long-standing battle between the European Commission and Microsoft.

12:00, 19th January 2018
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Problems with Trade Marks for Shapes

At present, the law applies strict limits to when a particular shape can be registered as a trade mark. Recently, this has denied protection to the shape of London Taxis and Nespresso coffee capsules. This appears to disregard the important role played by a product's aesthetic for many companies.

12:00, 16th January 2018
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A Stark Warning: Greece, Goldman Sachs and the ‘Swaps Deal’

The infamous currency swaps between Greece and Goldman Sachs, used to ensure the country could join the Eurozone, shows how the problems that can arise without sufficient regulation of an expanded derivatives market. Hopefully, the fallout from the deals will spark some much-needed regulation.

12:00, 15th December 2017
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Poor Relations and Proportionality: The Flaws of TfL’s Uber Decision

The decision by Transport for London not to renew Uber's operating licence in London has proved divisive. But for all the public discourse, little focus has been placed on the legal specifics, close examination of which reveals several grounds for the company to use to launch a successful appeal.

11:00, 13th October 2017
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Saving the Unsaveable? Reforming the Cartel Offence

The cartel offence was intended to add bite to English competition law. However, since its introduction, it has been beset by enforcement problems, triggering attempted reform. Yet these problems will persist, as Parliament overlooked a potentially fatal flaw that will plague the use of the offence.

11:00, 3rd October 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 18th September)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. In a bumper edition before it takes a well-earned break, Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness round-up sets out a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

19:00, 24th September 2017
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Fair Use on YouTube: The H3H3Productions Copyright Case

A recent American case saw, for the first time, a maker of a YouTube video that used clips made by other YouTubers taken to court. It sheds light on the similarities between two doctrines of English and American law that govern when the exclusive right granted by copyright law can be overcome.

11:00, 19th September 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 28th August)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness feature moves forward, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 3rd September 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 31st July)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up returns from a short break, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

17:00, 6th August 2017
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Eli Lilly v Actavis: Widening the Scope of Patent Protection

A case of fundamental importance to the future of many patent claims was heard by the Supreme Court earlier this month. The decision, which appears to provide better protection for patent holders against competing inventions, might cause more problems than it solves.

11:00, 28th July 2017
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A Global Perspective on Anti-Suit Injunctions

Anti-suit injunctions are a key way in which a party to an arbitration agreement can protect their right to bring a claim according to its terms. But the extent to which they are welcomed varies in different jurisdictions, in a way that seems linked to the underlying origins of each legal system.

11:00, 4th July 2017
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