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LEGAL OPERATIONS

CLOC strengthens board and appoints president

The legal operators group has boosted its European arm with the appointment of VMware's Aine Lyons to the board and promoted Google's Mary Shen O Carroll to the role of president.

CLOC

Legal operators converge in London next week

With legal operations an increasingly powerful group, Aine Lyons, deputy general counsel of VMware and one of the founders of industry body CLOC, gives an insight into next week's event in London.

M&A

M&A trends to watch for in 2019

Morrison & Foerster M&A forecast flags strong growth and tech trends, but warns on US and China deal-making and shareholder acitivism.

TRADEMARKS

Love is all around

Cartier loses trademark fight in Singapore as IPOS says love 'is meant to be shared' and French luxury jeweller should not have a monopoly.

EXPANSION

C'est si bon for Signature Litigation

City of London specialist disputes law firm Signature Litigation launches in Paris, and also announces revenue increase of 35% to £16.3 million.

TRADEMARKS

What's in a name?

Singer Rihanna sues father for use of her Fenty trademark after repeated demands to stop mispresenting an association.