Intellectual Property In The Emerging World

Intellectual Property In The Emerging World

With the development of developing economies market economy dictates its rules and brings increasing importance to such elements of the market economy as industrial property, trade names, trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin. Creating a level playing field for different types of producers, the introduction of competition rules and increasing the responsibility for its results, the need to saturate the market with goods and services to meet the needs of the population give birth to the need for legal mechanisms to ensure proper individualisation of enterprises and organisations, as well as the products they goods and services. This role is designed to be delegated to trademarks and trade names. Continue reading “Intellectual Property In The Emerging World” »

UK Lawyers’ Industrial Action: The Causes & Outcomes

UK Lawyers’ Industrial Action: The Causes & Outcomes

Every year UK government allocates about two billion pounds (about 3.2 billion) on legal aid; half of the amount goes to criminal cases, another half to civilian ones. The Ministry of Justice is expected to reduce the appropriation to 215 million pounds ($344 million). Under the plan, the salary of lawyers in complex and expensive affairs should be decreases by 30%, in the rest – by 18%. In criminal cases the contracts will be distributed through the tender, which is likely to be won by those offering the lowest costs. As a consequence, the defendants will not be able to choose a legal representative. Continue reading “UK Lawyers’ Industrial Action: The Causes & Outcomes” »