Monthly Archives: December, 2020

‘What to Do Before You Die: A Tech Checklist’

“When we think about what will happen to our ‘things’ when we die, we often do not consider our Facebook, twitter, google, or snapchat accounts. Technology is often the last thing on our minds. It may be time to consider putting together a tech checklist so that your loved ones can have access to digital […]

Mariana Pargendler, ‘Regulatory Partitioning as a Key Function of Corporate Personality’

ABSTRACT Corporate personality entails the separation between the legal spheres of the entity and its shareholders. This chapter highlights the critical economic role of what I call regulatory partitioning, which is the distinction between the entity and its members for purposes of the imputation of legal rights and duties. By enabling the corporation to operate […]

Vishal Rakhecha, ‘Reimagining Copyright in Government Works’

ABSTRACT Governments in India have over the years produced and continue to produce a large quantity of works. These works are created with public funds and in most cases with the intent of public education. However, the government also actively asserts copyright in these works, which can and have acted as a barrier to the […]

‘UK-EU Agreement silent on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments’

“The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) does not address jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil proceedings. Proceedings that start after 1 January 2021 will be subject to a combination of rules set out in the Hague Choice of Courts Convention, the Brussels Regulation (for the EU Member States) and the local laws of […]

Armour, Parnham and Sako, ‘Unlocking the potential of AI for English law’

ABSTRACT This paper discusses how digital technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) reshape the work of lawyers and the organisations that they work for. We overview how AI is being used in legal services, and identify three distinct impacts: AI substitutes automatable legal tasks; AI enhances productivity of lawyers giving advice on the basis of AI-generated […]

‘Personal Rights in China’s new civil code – Wang Liming’

“Personal rights in China’s new civil code – Wang Liming, et al – Modern China. Wang Liming, perhaps China’s most prominent torts scholar and a major figure in academic circles, has with his Renmin University colleague Xiong Bingwan published in Sage’s Modern China journal a lengthy discussion of the novel ‘personal rights’ 人格权 section of […]

‘Retained EU law: a guide for the perplexed’

“Lord Denning famously referred to EU law (then EEC law) as an incoming tide, flowing into the United Kingdom’s estuaries and up the rivers, unable to be held back once Parliament had opened or circumvented the floodgates by means of the European Communities Act 1972 (the ‘1972 Act’). More recently, the Supreme Court adapted the […]

‘Can QR codes be registered as trade marks?’

“QR codes have become well-nigh ubiquitous so that it was merely a question of time until courts had to deal with applications for QR codes as trade marks. For my last post as a GuestKat, it seems fitting to draw Kat readers’ attention to a recent Swiss decision dealing with this question …” (more) [Peter […]

‘Contracts Issues in The Queen’s Gambit

“If you haven’t yet seen The Queen’s Gambit, I envy you. You have something to look forward to. It’s a wonderful series. Everything about it is wonderful. Also wonderful: thanks to CUNY Law Professor Chaumtoli Huq and Shehran Uddin (@SUddin_10), I can share two contracts issues that arise during the series without terribly significant spoilers […]

‘Realtor Approved: This House Is Not Haunted’

“This article in the Baltimore Sun, and other similar articles, tell of a realtor who is trying to get out ahead of the story by posting signs outside of the houses she is trying to sell advertising that the houses are verifiably ‘Not Haunted’. How can the realtor, Joy Sushinsky, be so sure? …” (more) […]