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Akerman LLP | USA | 4 Nov 2020

Slogans as marks: when does a slogan function as a mark

Slogans can, but do not always, function as trademarks. To be sure, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) frequently allows slogans…
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Walkers | USA | 30 Sep 2020

No Money-Back Guarantee - When Severance Agreements go Wrong

A case in the US courts involving the former CEO of McDonald's may appear to have very little to offer in the way of lessons for regulated financial…
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Iwata Godo | Japan | 1 Sep 2020

人事労務チーム:管理監督者該当性について

現行法において、賃金請求権の消滅時効期間は2年間とされていますが、令和2年4月1日に施行される改正民法に合わせて、賃金請求権の消滅時効を当分の間3年間とするが、将来的には5年間に延長する旨の労働基準法改正が予定されています(令和2年1月10日開催の労働政策審議会労働条件分科会において公表された「労働…
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Fieldfisher LLP (Ireland) | Ireland, USA | 26 Aug 2020

McDonalds issues proceedings against former CEO

Ex-McDonald's CEO, Steve Easterbrook, is being sued by his former employer in the US for allegedly concealing evidence of misconduct prior to his…
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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 13 Aug 2020

McDonald’s Clawback Suit Against Former CEO: A Cautionary Tale

McDonald’s Corporation has joined a growing list of companies that have taken action to forfeit unpaid compensation or demand repayment of…
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GEVERS | Global | 8 Jun 2020

Trademark fluidity - not only humans are social distancing

Only a few weeks ago, the phrase 'social distancing' was not part of daily conversations. However, in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis, it…
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Zaborski Morysiński Adwokacka Spółka Partnerska Law Firm | European Union | 16 Jan 2020

Proof of use : Supermac's (Holdings) Ltd vs. McDonald's International Property Company, Ltd CANCELLATION No 14 788 C (REVOCATION)

McDonald's is the owner of the EU word mark 'BIG MAC' no. 000062638 for the number of goods and services in Classes 29, 30 and 42 of the Nice…
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D Young & Co LLP | European Union | 2 Jan 2020

McDonald’s sweet dreams: they’re lovin’ it!

After a couple of well publicised losses (see 'related articles', right) McDonald’s finally score a victory, this time before the General Court. The…
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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 22 Nov 2019

It Starts at the Top

What’s happening at McDonald’s should serve as an important lesson for many employers. In the past two weeks, it was reported that its CEO resigned…
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Fasken | Canada | 19 Nov 2019

The Impact of Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes, and Other Online Ordering and Delivery Platforms on your Franchise Agreement

Among the many technological changes affecting today's franchise networks, we find the advent, rise and proliferation of online ordering and delivery…
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