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The High Court ruling is a "stark and personal reminder to directors" of the risks they face, a lawyer has said, as legal action rumbles on after the collapse of retail chain BHS. (iStock.com/CristinaNixau)

BHS Ruling A 'Coup For Liquidators' Over Director Duties

A landmark ruling that found two directors liable for the collapse of a U.K. retailer and ordered them to repay a chunk of the losses highlights the limited reliance that directors can place on professional advice and a lack of experience to avoid responsibility.

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Nike 'Footware' TM Too Descriptive To Defeat Puma Challenge

Nike cannot resurrect its trademark for the phrase "footware," a European Union court ruled on Wednesday, siding with rival Puma that the word was too descriptive to warrant intellectual property protections.

Anheuser's TM 'Ultra' No More As EU Court Sides With Amstel

Amstel on Wednesday was successful in persuading a European Union court to overturn a ruling that Anheuser-Busch's "Ultra" beer trademark is distinctive, proving that it's a generic term that does not merit protection.

Argentina Loses Appeal Over €1.3B Payment In Bonds Dispute

Argentina cannot avoid paying out €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) to bondholders for wrongly adjusting the way it calculates yields for government securities as a London appeals court rejected on Wednesday its construction of a contractual dispute.

Google's GPay TM Gets Declined In Europe

Google lost its appeal on Wednesday after seeking to revive its "GPay" trademark for electronic payment services as a European court ruled that a Bulgarian rival had already cornered the digital market with "ePay."

Recruitment Agency Boss Wins Libel Appeal At Top UK Court

A recruitment boss and her agency won an appeal against a former employee's libel claims on Wednesday as the highest U.K. court ruled that claimants cannot recover damages for injury to feelings if they do not also suffer financial loss.

KC Tapped To Run Probe Of Bullying, Harassment At The Bar

The Bar Council on Wednesday named a leading human rights silk to spearhead its upcoming probe into "unacceptable" levels of bullying, harassment and discrimination at the bar.

PC Gaming Giant Valve Faces £656M Action For Overcharging

Valve Corp., owner of the world's largest video game distribution platform, Steam, has been hit with a proposed £656 million ($836 million) class action for allegedly overcharging 14 million PC gamers in the U.K., the digital rights campaigner filing the claim announced Wednesday.

UniCredit Overturns $69M Plane Payment Sanctions Ruling

UniCredit was entitled to withhold $69.3 million in payments to lessors for Russian planes because of sanctions, a London appellate court ruled Tuesday, partly overturning findings that it was not reasonable for the bank's U.K. branch to believe it could not make the payments. 

KC Advised Post Office To Remove Judge From Horizon Trial

A top barrister advised the Post Office to get a High Court judge to recuse himself from a trial dealing with wrongly prosecuted subpostmasters or else risk losing all litigation brought by the subpostmasters, the barrister recalled in an inquiry hearing Tuesday regarding the scandal.

Lenovo Knocks Bid To 'Treble' Payment For SEPs

Lenovo hit back at InterDigital's contentions that a landmark patent ruling underestimated what the Chinese company should pay to license its essential wireless technology patents, claiming that the bid to "essentially triple" the sum should be thrown out.

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