Business sector round up


    Cali-headquartered Knobbe Martens expands to NYC

    28 March 2017

    Leading US intellectual property law firms Knobbe Martens is to open an office in New York City as a result of a growing demand for IP expertise in the Big Apple and in efforts to recruit qualified staff.


    LexisNexis launch legal research and drafting tool, available 'anywhere, anytime'

    07 February 2017

    LexisNexis has announced the integration of its Lexis for Microsoft Office legal drafting and review solution with Microsoft Office 365 , creating a new cloud-based version that is accessible anywhere, anytime on any device directly within Microsoft


    Dillon Eustace appoints new banking partner

    18 October 2016

    The Dublin law firm says it is expanding its banking and capital markets group.


    McCann FitzGerald launches artificial intelligence offering

    05 October 2016

    Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald has invested in artificial intelligence to speed up its processes in a range of areas.

  • IP

    Cartier win battle against counterfeit websites

    26 September 2016

    Counterfeiters beware - a recent court decision was good news for luxury companies.


    Swatch wins Apple trademark battle

    14 September 2016

    Watch company Swatch has successfully opposed Apple's "iWatch" trademark on the basis of its registrations covering the logo "iSwatch" and the word "Swatch".


    European Commission rules on Italian state aid case

    14 July 2016

    In an important decision on state aid, the Commission cleared public financing for Italian ground handler Airport Handling and found no economic continuity with SEA Handling.


    Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

    04 June 2015

    An Italian court has banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber throughout the country, in another setback for the fast-growing US car service.


    Very Cooley

    29 May 2015

    Cooley has arrived in London much later than other US firms but with no less ambitions. CEO Joe Conroy talks to Des Cahill about the firm's plans.


    Brand protection in China: the do's and don'ts

    06 April 2015

    E-commerce sales in China have outpaced the US, making it one of the most lucrative markets in the world. Brand protection group Mark Monitor has produced a white paper: Best Practices for Brand Protection and Effective Enforcement in China.


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McCarthy Denning granted ABS status

McCarthy Denning has been granted Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status allowing it to make its non lawyer co-founder and CEO Warren Wooldridge a director and shareholder as the firm embarks upon the next stage of its ambitious growth strategy.