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The European Union Trade Mark:
A Practical Guide
2016 sees substantial changes to the European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) system, not least the change of name. This practical guide describes how the EUTM system works following those changes, including: what can be protected; how registrations are obtained and maintained; the many potential obstacles to registration and how to overcome them; and the rights given by a registration. In addition it explains the specific and peculiar features of the EUTM system, such as seniority and conversion, and covers the link between EUTMs and the Madrid Protocol.
The Independent Bar
Insights into a Unique Business Model
This practical guide, edited by David Barnes, Chief Executive & Director of Clerking at Atkin Chambers, provides readers with in-depth insight and advice into the management of chambers including business strategy, international development, talent management and compliance. The book features chapters from some of the most prominent clerks and CEOs currently working within the world of the Bar, as well as experts in accounting and recruitment.
The International Family Offices Journal
This practical information source co-published with STEP features articles from leading professionals, who discuss a range of topics including: the various family office models and structures; governance issues; protection of assets; charity projects; consensus and communication within families and next gen issues.
The Lawyer as Leader: Autonomy, Empowerment and Engagement in Law Firms
This special report is a practical, experience-based guide to personal development at every stage of a lawyer’s career. The author draws on over 30 years as an international commercial lawyer and senior partner in a Magic Circle firm to offer a roadmap for moving from a “What’s expected of me?” mindset to self-leadership and leadership of others. The report’s main theme is that retaking autonomy and control can transform engagement and fulfillment in a legal career.
The Rule of Law in the 21st Century:
A Worldwide Perspective
The rule of law is sometimes expressed as ‘no person is above the law’. But what does the rule of law mean in the context of 21st century issues and challenges? Professor Robert A Stein and Justice Richard J Goldstone are the distinguished editors and authors of The Rule of Law in the 21st Century. Joining Stein and Goldstone is an array of internationally distinguished leaders of the legal profession (including US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve) to explore the meaning of the rule of law today in a variety of circumstances.
To Innovate or Not to Innovate: A Blueprint for the Law Firm of the Future
This book will show you how to reinvent yourself to create a culture that encourages and spawns innovation at every level, both on the micro and macro levels. It leads you through the creation of the infrastructure that is necessary to encourage creativity and that is unique to law firms.
Trade Secret Protection:
A Global Guide
Edited by leading IP practitioner Trevor Cook, this important title demystifies the law of trade secrets in over 30 jurisdictions, covering substantive and procedural aspects of both criminal and civil law and exploring the final remedies available. Designed to provide clear, comprehensive and practical guidance, this is a powerful tool for anyone requiring a broader and fuller understanding of trade secret protection globally.
Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions:
The fourth edition of Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions features fully updated chapters plus new chapters on Quebec, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, what it means to be a fiduciary, Islamic (waqf) trusts, and trusts in relation to divorce, among others. The new edition, produced in association with STEP, provides a solid grounding in the use of trusts in a wide range of important jurisdictions.
Unlocking and Preserving Value in Distressed Businesses
This practical book draws upon the author’s 25 years’ experience in turnaround management and guides the reader through the key issues including staunching cash burn, creating cash generation, identifying viable business elements, eliminating loss-making sectors and excess cost, and identifying a revised strategy, a credible business plan and the management team to implement them.
US Securities Regulation:
A Guidebook for International Companies
This new title serves as a reference for companies and their lawyers on all matters relating to foreign private issuers in the US capital markets. Accessible and full of practical guidance, it addresses topics including amendments to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules automatically exempting foreign private issuers from SEC registration; new SEC rules making it easier for foreign private issuers to de-register their securities from the SEC and terminate their reporting obligations, among others.