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The Telecoms Code: a genuine intention to redevelop?

12 Jul 2019
There has been a steady stream of new Telecoms Code cases coming out of the First Tier Tribunal. The latest considers how the genuineness of a site provider's intention is to be assessed when the site provider seeks to prevent an operator accessing land on the ground of the site provider's intended redevelopment.
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Brexit: Incoterms® 2020 and contract reviews

09 Jul 2019
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will release Incoterms® 2020 in early September 2019, with the new rules coming into effect on 1 January 2020. It will be possible to continue to use the 2010 version of Incoterms® in commercial contracts after the new version comes into effect, but only if clearly specified.
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Government loses age discrimination fight over public sector pensions

08 Jul 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Supreme Court denied the Government’s application to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling that the reforms to judges’ and firefighters’ pension plans were unlawful on the grounds of age discrimination. This decision is likely to have far-reaching effects for other public sector pension plans.
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Debranding can constitute trade mark use

05 Jul 2019
In Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd & Or v Duma Forklifts NV & Or, the CJEU ruled in favour of trade mark proprietors being allowed to oppose the action of third parties from marketing the proprietor's goods for the first time within the European Economic Area after first removing the proprietor's signs, modifying the product and then reaffixing their own signs.