Registered Designs – Lutec (UK) Ltd v Cascade Holdings Ltd – NIPC Law

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in brexit, EC law, intellectual property, news by sally

‘This case started as an action for the infringement of two registered Community designs, namely 000540927-0001 and 000540927-0002. Before the action came on for trial, the transition or implementation period provided by art 126 of the agreement by which the UK withdraw from the EU expired. The Senior Courts of England and Wales ceased to be Community design courts and registered Community designs ceased to apply to the UK. Art 54 (1) (b) of that agreement provided for holders of registered Community designs to be awarded equivalent registered designs in the UK (see Jane Lambert How Brexit has changed IP Law 17 Jan 2021 NIPC Brexit and Jane Lambert IP after Brexit 26 Jan 2021 Slideshare). Those registered designs are for “Interior lights, Exterior lights” registered in the name of the third claimant under registration number 90005409270001 and “Interior lights, Exterior lights” registered in the name of the same claimant under registration number 90005409270002. The claim proceeded as an action for the infringement of those registered designs.’

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NIPC Law, 2nd August 2021

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Right-to-work regime – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Home Office has issued new right-to-work guidance as the Brexit transitional arrangements for EU workers in the UK came to an end on 30 June 2021.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd August 2021

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Offering more law degrees “could save struggling universities” – Legal Futures

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in brexit, budgets, coronavirus, education, legal education, news, universities by sally

‘Universities should prioritise law degrees for investment because they produce “better employability outcomes”, are “comparatively cheap to deliver” and “well-suited to remote or blended learning”, a report has found.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd July 2021

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Court scolds QC but decides against referring him to BSB – Legal Futures

Posted July 9th, 2021 in barristers, brexit, judicial review, news, queen's counsel by michael

‘A QC who misused the urgent applications procedure for a Brexit-related judicial review has been ticked off by the Divisional Court but escaped being referred to the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Legal Futures, 9th July 2021

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Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens ‘scrabbling’ to attain post-Brexit status before deadline – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2021 in brexit, citizenship, EC law, immigration, news, statistics, time limits, visas by tracey

‘EU citizens are struggling to apply for post-Brexit settled status as the Home Office reaches “breaking point” coping with a last-minute surge in applications. With three days before the deadline of the EU settlement scheme this Wednesday, campaigners say late applicants are being stuck in online queues as others find it impossible to access advice on the government helpline.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2021

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Businessman jailed for a year over ‘vile’ threats to MPs who criticised Brexit – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2021 in brexit, imprisonment, malicious communications, news, parliament by tracey

‘A businessman who sent death threats to MPs in a series of emails warning them not to block Brexit has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2021

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Citizens of somewhere: ‘Zambrano’ carers and the EU Settlement Scheme – Doughty Street Chambers

‘The High Court found the Secretary of State erred in law when framing her definition of a “person with a Zambrano right to reside” under the EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”). Mostyn J held that (contrary to Home Office policy) a primary carer of a UK citizen child may have a derivative right to reside on Ruiz Zambrano grounds even where they are entitled to limited leave to remain on another basis, such as under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 14th June 2021

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Replace GDPR, says prime minister’s regulatory hit-squad – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 17th, 2021 in brexit, data protection, EC law, news, reports by sally

‘EU-era data protection laws would be replaced by common-law based UK legislation under a list of proposals for a “bold new” post-Brexit framework proposed by a working party set up by the prime minister today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th June 2021

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Beyond status: the long road towards effective health and safety rights for on-demand workers – by Aude Cefaliello – UK Labour Law

Posted June 17th, 2021 in brexit, casual workers, EC law, employment, health & safety, news by sally

‘Over the past months, there has been an alignment of stars between two major court rulings that have the potential to reshape the working lives of on-demand workers and the business model of platforms.’

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UK Labour Law, 16th June 2021

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EU Settled Status scheme – what to expect if you miss the deadline – EIN Blog

Posted June 9th, 2021 in brexit, EC law, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘If you are an EU national resident in the UK before Brexit you can protect your right of residence. All you need to do is make an application for settled status or pre-settled status. This application is made online and, if you avoid technical difficulties, will take only a few minutes to complete. The deadline is 30 June 2021.’

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EIN Blog, 7th June 2021

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Girl, 10, refused EU settled status in UK despite all family members being accepted – The Independent

Posted May 28th, 2021 in brexit, children, EC law, families, government departments, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘A 10-year-old girl has been refused EU settled status despite the fact that all of her immediate family members have been granted it.’

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The Independent, 28th May 2021

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Anglo-Swiss Divorce Proceedings Post-Brexit, Part II: Recognition and Enforcement of Financial Orders – Family Law Week

‘Roxane Reiser, barrister of 1 Hare Court, analyses the impact of Brexit on the recognition and enforcement of English financial orders in Switzerland.’

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Family Law Week, 19th May 2021

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Tens of thousands of EU citizens in UK to lose legal status next month due to Brexit ‘cliff edge’ – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2021 in brexit, citizenship, deportation, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘Tens of thousands of EU citizens in the UK could lose their legal status next month because of an “arbitrary” deadline that will leave vulnerable people in an “intolerable situation”, MPs and peers have warned.’

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The Independent, 20th May 2021

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Home Office’s rush to deport asylum seekers before Brexit was ‘inhumane’, watchdog finds – The Independent

‘The Home Office’s rush to deport asylum seekers last year ahead of Brexit amounted to “inhumane treatment,” a watchdog has found. In its annual report for 2020, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) raised concerns around the impact of the government ramping up efforts to remove people arriving on small boats from the UK in the later months of 2020.’

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The Independent, 20th May 2021

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The new Trade Act 2021 – Brexit Law

Posted May 12th, 2021 in brexit, chambers articles, EC law, genocide, news, public procurement by sally

‘The new Trade Act 2021 has now been passed. It received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021, after a seemingly long time spent passing through the various committee stages in Parliament. Importantly, as regards the UK’s trade remedies, the Act finally establishes the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) as the entity responsible for investigations and for reaching decisions in this arena, including recommendations that the Secretary of State for International Trade (SoS) impose trade defence measures in individual cases.’

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Brexit Law, 11th May 2021

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EU countries rule out bilateral asylum deals in blow to Priti Patel’s immigration plans – The Independent

Posted April 26th, 2021 in asylum, brexit, deportation, EC law, government departments, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘n a major blow to Priti Patel’s immigration plans, EU countries have said they will not strike bilateral agreements with Britain to facilitate the deportation of refugees to Europe.’

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The Independent, 26th April 2021

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Brexit will ‘renew vigour’ in common law heritage, says Supreme Court judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 21st, 2021 in brexit, foreign jurisdictions, judges, news by tracey

‘Brexit could bolster the UK’s relationship with common law jurisdictions such as New Zealand and Canada as the legal system diverges from that of Europe, a Supreme Court justice has said.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th April 2021

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Ep 141: A hundred days since Brexit – Law Pod UK

Posted April 20th, 2021 in brexit, international trade, news, podcasts by sally

‘In the latest episode of 2903cb, Professor Catherine Barnard of the University of Cambridge casts her mind back over the weeks and months since we left the EU. What is her verdict?’

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Law Pod UK, 19th April 2021

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Alerter: The EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement: what does it mean for consumer protection & product liability? – Henderson Chambers

Posted April 16th, 2021 in brexit, chambers articles, consumer protection, news, sale of goods by sally

‘After months of negotiation, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”), agreed in principle on 24 December 2020, is to govern trade and services between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021. Whilst the predominant focus is on the continued absence of tariffs or quotas on goods traded between the UK and EU provided those goods meet the rules of origin, for many other key areas it is a framework for more substantial future agreements. In this alerter, we explore the key features of the TCA in relation to product liability and consumer protection.’

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Henderson Chambers, 31st March 2021

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Brexit and what it means for the conflict of laws – St John’s Chambers

Posted April 14th, 2021 in brexit, chambers articles, conflict of laws, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The ‘B’ word and the ‘C’ word in one article… Brexit and the Conflict of laws. Those familiar with private international law will appreciate the central role played by various EU regulations in harmonising the conflict of laws rules governing jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of judgments across EU Member States (“MSs”). In the commercial context, “Brussels I”, “Rome I” and “Rome II” have (for the most part) worked very well in furthering that objective of harmonisation.’

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St John's Chambers, 29th March 2021

Source: www.stjohnschambers.co.uk