Airbnb users’ accident: gig economy back in the spotlight

It seems that the legal implications of the so-called gig economy could be tested again, just a month after the Employment Tribunal considered that Uber,...

Court of Appeal Allows Appeal in Yadly Marketing

Arfan Khan was instructed as lead Counsel and led on the appeal. The appeal was allowed. The case is reported as Yadly Marketing v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] WLR (D) 621; [2016] EWCA Civ 1143.

Court of Appeal confirms Costs Liability of Unsuccessful Funders

In Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas Keystone Inc & Others [2016] EWCA Civ 1144 the claimant had entered into a conditional fee agreement with its solicitors and obtained third party funding in order to pursue its claim.

CJEU disallows European trademark registration for puzzle cube

On the 10th November 2016 the CJEU held that a European trade mark for the three-dimensional representation of a puzzle (essentially a Rubik’s cube) could not continue to be registered as an EU trade mark as it offended against Article 7(1)(e)(ii) of the Trade Mark Regulation 40/94.