Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle in European court

Logo first registered on a football boot in 1949 was not ‘distinctive’ enough, says courtAdidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after a court ruled it was not “distinctive” enough.The company di…

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UK property register ‘needed urgently’ to stop money laundering

MPs and peers say plans for register of foreign-owned property should not be delayedProposals for the first register of foreign-owned property aimed at preventing “McMafia-style” money laundering should be put in practice urgently and reinforced to plu…

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I’ve seen how lawyers’ sexism corrupts justice. This is how to change the industry | Charlotte Proudman

We need tough sanctions for sexual harassment, gender parity in chambers, and to close the pay gap, in a radical overhaulSurprise, surprise: bullying and sexual harassment is rife in the legal profession. Yet another report, this time from the Internat…

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Friends of the Earth to appeal high court’s Heathrow runway decision

Campaigners argued expansion plan was inconsistent with Paris climate agreementFriends of the Earth will appeal against the decision by judges to dismiss five legal challenges to expansion at Heathrow airport, the charity said on Wednesday, because the…

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Airbnb should be regarded as digital service provider, ECJ advised

Legal opinion welcome by company facing French calls for greater regulationAirbnb has taken a step closer to avoiding onerous national regulations after an adviser to the European court of justice said the company should be regarded as a digital servic…

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Record number of UK workers paid below minimum wage – report

About 440,000 people paid illegally, with female workers more affected than menA record number of workers in the UK are being paid less than the minimum wage, a report has found.An estimated 439,000 people were illegally paid below the hourly minimum w…

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