Supreme Court Affirms "Booking.com" Trademark by Rebecca Harris, Goulston & Storrs
On June 30, 2020, The Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B. V., holding that a mark consisting of a generic term combined with “.com” is not necessarily generic, and may be eligible for trademark protection. The 8-1 decision held that such a compound mark is assessed on a case-by-case basis and is only generic when the mark, taken as a whole, signifies to consumers a particular class of goods or services, rather than the source of such goods or services.
So, Is This Going To Be The Biggest Change In Enfranchisement In The Last 17 Years? by Mark Chick, Bishop & Sewell
The Law Commission have today published their long-awaited report into the legal aspects of the proposed reforms for the law in this area. The Commonhold Leasehold Reform Act 2002 was the last big legislative foray into reform in this area, which came into force in 2003. Bearing in mind the non-neutral terms of reference that the Law Commission were given the proposals seek to redress the balance between landlords and tenants and show a big change of emphasis towards the tenant’s side of the equation.
Towards A New Regulatory Model In Distributed Generation by William Villalobos, Hulbert Volio Montero
The proposal for a bill incorporating the concept of distributed energy resources, by legislators Paola Valladares, from the PLN, Erwen Masis, from the PUSC, and Mileidy Alvarado, from the PRN, is an extremely positive step for our country, since it promotes the incorporation of new technologies to encourage the use of clean energy in the country and is a complement to the current "Minae Distributed Generation Regulation".
The 'Build To Rent': Current Or Retrospective Trend Of The Andorran Real Estate Market? by Elena Redondo, Manubens Abogados
It is true that the formula called build to rent or, in our language, build to lease, is a growing real estate trend in the international market. Many of the real estate operations carried out in 2019 had this formula, which is imposed as a model for 2020, also in Andorra. This investment formula seeks the acquisition or construction of real estate assets in order to execute a project for rent. This formula allows for interesting returns, not only in the short term, but in a longer scenario, and for the estate to remain in the hands of the owner.