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Certainty for landlords as commercial property energy efficiency regulations receive parliamentary approval

New energy efficiency standards for privately-let commercial property in England will come into force on 1 April 2018, after the UK parliament passed regulations in one of its final sessions ahead of May's general election. 30 Mar 2015

Advocate general: reputation of a trade mark enjoyed in one member state may be sufficient in another

A trade mark owner may be able to reply on the trade mark's reputation in an EU country in which the trade mark is not registered even when the trade mark is less well known there, according to a legal adviser to the EU's highest court. 27 Mar 2015

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