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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.

Litigation/dispute resolution

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.

Intellectual property/trademark

TRADEMARKS

What's in a name?

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

IP PROTECTION

China's IP crackdown moves forward

Compensation for victims to be raised and fines increased, as China set to amend legislation to protect IP and punish offenders.

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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.