ALIEN REALM - Showtime was hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit Monday in Wyoming District Court targeting its “UFO” television series. The court action was filed by attorney Bradley L. Booke on behalf of “UFO Magazine,” which asserts the trademark for “UFO” in the realms of television, film, publishing and other media and claims that it has been in talks to develop a movie or series for years. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendant. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendant. The case is 0:22-cv-00078, UFO Magazine, Inc. v. Showtime Network Inc. Stay up on the latest deals and litigation with the new Law.com Radar.
Law Firms Reaching for ‘Equilibrium’ in Long-Term Office Policies By David Gialanella
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RUSSIA RELOCATIONS - More international law firms are offering their displaced Russian and Ukrainian lawyers roles across their global offices, with London, Dubai and Hong Kong proving the most popular locations, Law.com International’s Hannah Walker reports. Herbert Smith Freehills is offering its Moscow-based people roles in London and Dubai, according to one London partner at the firm, who said the locations are suitable because of “similar life and working” practices, and because they are geographically accessible. Meanwhile, Dentons is relocating lawyers from its office in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to Warsaw, Poland and other central eastern European countries, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed on Thursday. Linklaters is offering all of its Moscow-based people equivalent roles in its London, Dubai and Hong Kong bases. Anyone unwilling or unable to make the move will be handed a severance package of at least six months salary, with some senior people expected to receive upwards of double that amount, according to a person at the firm.