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Return of the Multi Asset Commodity Fund 
DMS Offshore Investment Services

After years of redemptions, commodity funds are showing healthy increases, with Q1 inflows close to $4 billion, the most of any type of hedge fund
There's No Longer An "App For That" In Austin: Lyft And Uber Pull Out Over Driver Fingerprinting Requirements 
Orrick

Rideshare companies Lyft and Uber announced on May 9 that they were no longer offering their services in Austin, Texas, after voters there rejected a proposed ordinance that would have eliminated fingerprint-based background checks for drivers.
The Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - New Road And New Challenges 
Khaitan & Co

As a demonstration of India's combined political will, the much awaited and debated Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 was passed by the Upper House of the Parliament on 11 May 2016 (shortly after being passed by the Lower House on 5 May 2016).
Money Doesn't Grow On Trees In The Garden State, But New Jersey Senate Committee Advances Bill For $15 Minimum Wage 
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

New Jersey Senate Committee proposes a $15 minimum wage by 2021, with automatic future increases tied to the CPI.
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, DOJ Releases Agenda Indicating Progress In 2016; Omits Title III 
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

This morning, on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, DOJ participated by issuing its Spring 2016 unified agenda, including upcoming regulatory actions on web accessibility and movie captioning.
Ontario Passes Cap & Trade Legislation 
Aird & Berlis LLP

The Ontario legislature has passed its climate change legislation, which will create a cap and trade system for the province.
Supreme Court Rejects Claim That Collection Letters On Attorney General's Letterhead Sent By Private Debt Collection Attorneys Misled Borrowers 
Troutman Sanders LLP

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled that private attorneys hired by states to collect back taxes and other debts did not mislead investors by sending collection letters to borrowers using the state Attorney General's letterhead.
Supreme Court Of Canada Dismisses Appeals In Punitive Damages Cases 
Stewart McKelvey

Both cases dealt with large awards for punitive damages and mental distress damages which were substantially reduced at their respective Courts of Appeal.
DOL Makes Last-Minute Tweaks To New Overtime Exemption Rules  
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

In March 2014, President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Labor to revise its aging rules governing overtime pay for white collar employees.
Labor & Employment Alert >> Employers Face Significant Increase In Required Salary Level For Overtime-Exempt Employees 
Davis & Gilbert

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued its Final Rule addressing the minimum salary requirements for employees who are classified as exempt from overtime pay.
Crowded Prior Art And Narrow Drawings Lead To Non-Infringement Of Industrial Design 
Gowling WLG

Industrial design registrations (or "design patents" as they are referred to in some jurisdictions) are attractive for a number of reasons, including their low cost and often easy prosecution before examiners.
No Method To The Mootness: Ninth Circuit Rejects Allstate's Effort To Moot Class Action Claims  
Morrison & Foerster LLP

On April 12, 2016, in Chen, et al. v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 13-16816, the Ninth Circuit considered whether an unaccepted offer of judgment and tender of payment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 to fully settle—and thereby moot—a plaintiff's individual claims would also moot putative class action claims.
A New Federal Tool to Defend Against Trade Secret Theft 
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

A new federal law, the Defense of Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), was signed into law on May 11, 2016 by president Obama becoming Public Law No. 114-153.
Vicks v. Justison Landing Apartments – The Importance of Being Timely  
Fox Rothschild LLP

The consequences of missing the statute of limitations – even by only one day – can be dire, ..
OCR Signals its Concern with Business Associates 
Day Pitney LLP

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has lately been broadcasting its increased attention to, and concern about, HIPAA business associates on a monthly basis.
Cyber Security Takes Centre Stage in UK Government's Strategy 
Reed Smith (Worldwide)

The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport recently released a statement on cyber security, in which it urged businesses to take better care to protect against cyber criminals.
Cadwalader Attorneys Review Proposed Treasury Reporting Requirements For Foreign-Owned Entities 
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

In a memorandum titled "In Wake of the Panama Papers, Treasury Proposes New Reporting Requirements for Foreign-Owned Legal Entities," Cadwalader attorneys examined Treasury-proposed regulations...
Kentucky Governor Vetoes Some, But Not All, Tax Changes  
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin vetoed House Bill 423, which contained the majority of proposed changes to Kentucky's tax code.
OEB Provides Details Of Its Consumer Engagement And Representation Framework 
Aird & Berlis LLP

Recently, the Ontario Energy Board announced details of the much anticipated "Consumer Engagement and Representation Framework."
Patents of Revalidation in Uruguay 
Clarke, Modet & Co (Uruguay)

The patent system in force is intended to be an effective means to foster investment, either national or foreign, consisting of research development, national production and manufacturing, and resulting in the possibility of increasing the export of national value-added products.
Court Clarifies Underwriters' Exposure To Securities Act Claims 
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Justice Belobaba's decision confirmed the test for adding parties as defendants to proposed class proceedings and clarifies the scope of certain OSA actions with regards to underwriters.
New Trade Secrets Law Calls For Changes To Handbooks And Certain Employment Agreements  
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

To be in compliance, the law states that an employer can provide a "cross-reference" to a "policy document" given to the relevant employees that describes the reporting policy for suspected violations of law.
CMS's Final Medicaid Rule Tweaks the Proposed Rules Related to Marketing, Physician Incentive Arrangements and Long-term Care 
McDermott Will & Emery

This article is the second in a series that takes an in-depth look at the new federal Medicaid managed care final rule and its effect on Medicaid managed care organizations, health care providers and other industry stakeholders.
Changes To Contracts – Worth The Paper They Are Written On? 
Dentons

Contracts often state that any changes must be made in writing and agreed by all the parties. These kinds of clauses are often included in employment contracts. However, there have been conflicting decisions on whether they actually work.
50 Cent On Top And Running Towards Confirmation Finish Line 
Fox Rothschild LLP

Since my April 15th blog post, Curtis James Jackson III, better known as rapper 50 Cent ("Jackson"), has made it past the disclosure statement approval phase of his bankruptcy case.
Project Work In Lugano With Forensic Technology 
Deloitte

Kiran from the Electronic Discovery team in Forensic Technology shares her experience below.
Final Federal Overtime Regulations Published 
Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris will be hosting webinars to discuss the new rules.
NASAA Releases Proposed Model Rule For Crowdfunded Offerings 
Morrison & Foerster LLP

On May 16, 2016, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released for public comment its proposed model rule and uniform notice filing form for crowdfunded offerings.
E-Discovery In Cross-Border Litigation: The "Blocking Statute Defense"  
Fox Rothschild LLP

Foreign parties litigating cases in the United States do not always play by the same discovery rules as their domestic counterparts.
Four Takeaways From The Court's Decision Blocking The Office Depot-Staples Merger 
Orrick

On May 17, 2016, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan (D.D.C.) issued a memorandum opinion explaining his decision to enjoin the Office Depot/Staples merger under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act.
California Employment Regulators Issue Four Important Actions 
Jones Day

The Fair Employment and Housing Council, the California agency responsible for implementing regulations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), issued new regulations that became effective April 1, 2016.
Tony Gwynn And Tobacco: Is It Negligence If You Voluntarily Partake?  
Fox Rothschild LLP

Tony Gwynn has been one of the great players in baseball during my lifetime.
Taking A Dive Into The Deep End Of The Tip Pool 
Fisher & Phillips LLP

The article, "Taking a Dive into the Deep End of the Tip Pool," featured in FSR Magazine, Partner Hagood Tighe discusses the importance of operators reviewing their tip pool before diving in headfirst...
M&A Trends Update  
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Earlier this month, we reported on the slow-down of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016.
Enfish Swims Over The Reefs Of Subject-Matter 
Bereskin & Parr LLP

In Enfish, US 6,151,604 concerned a self-referential data storage and retrieval system for a computer memory.
New Rules For Asset Sales By Insolvent Producers (At Least For Now) 
McMillan LLP

In Alberta, regulations have historically prohibited purchasers of oil and gas assets from cherry picking operating interests in economic properties while leaving behind interests in uneconomic wells.
Aerospace And Defense M&A Reaches New Heights In 2016 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

We told you in March of last year that aerospace and defense M&A activity had rebounded after a pullback in 2013.
Court Of Queen's Bench Confirms That Privilege May Apply To Workplace Accident Investigation 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

On April 20, 2014, an employee of Suncor was involved in a fatal workplace accident at Suncor's facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta (the "Accident").
The Draft Rules And Procedures Issued Pursuant To The Saudi Arabian Companies Law 
Mahayni

On 19 Rajab 1437 (26 April 2016) , the Ministry of Commerce and Investment and the Capital Market Authority published the draft Rules and Procedures issued pursuant to the Saudi Arabian Companies Law.
Commercial Arms Race For Technological Supremacy 
Hassans

Technology has the potential to transform business at its fastest rate ever. I have previously published articles about big data ("Big Data: He Who Owns The Past Controls The Future", Mondaq, 6 October 2014) and digital technology ("Insurance - A Quiet Revolution in Digital Technology", Mondaq, 16 March 2015).
Changes to Overtime Regulation  
Sullivan & Worcester LLP

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor released a Final Rule updating the overtime regulations that revises the salary test for the "white collar" exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
Federal Court Allows The EEOC To Conduct Investigation On Employer's Premises Without Employer Consent Or A Warrant 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Many employers are familiar with the fact that the EEOC regularly conducts on-site workplace investigations after receiving charges of discrimination or harassment.
CAFC Affirms Finacea Gel Infringement Under Doctrine Of Equivalents  
Foley & Lardner

In Intendis GmbH v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision that found infringement under the doctrine of equivalents.
USDA Increases Cane Sugar Imports To Meet Demand For Non-GE Products 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is allowing an additional 200,000 short tons of cane sugar imports to meet food manufacturers' increasing demand for non-genetically modified sugar products.
Freezing Assets In Switzerland: New Developments 
Prager Dreifuss

Urs Feller und Marcel Frey analysieren die jüngere Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum revidierten Arrestrecht.
Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 Due To Come Into Force 
Clyde & Co

The Act, which received Royal Assent as long ago as 25 March 2010, is finally due to come into force on 1 August 2016.
DOL's Increased Salary Test: What Employers Need To Know  
Foley & Lardner

In advance of the December 1 deadline, all employers with salaried workers should audit the exempt status and salaries for their employees to ensure compliance with the DOL's final rule.
Good News On "Bad Boy" Guarantees; IRS Reverts To Prior Position In Recent Legal Advice Memorandum (ML Tax And Real Estate Alert) 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

On April 15, 2016, the IRS released a memorandum addressing the impact of so-called "bad boy" guarantees on the characterization of underlying partnership debt as recourse vs. nonrecourse under Section 752 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Senator Alexander Versus The EEOC – Goal To Reduce Case Backlog 
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) takes aim at the EEOC's EEO-1 data collection proposal and systemic litigation efforts through proposed legislation.
NYC Lays Down Law (And The Wave Of The Future?) On Gender Identity Discrimination 
Foley & Lardner

The first aim of the Commission's guidance, which builds on long-standing protections against transgender discrimination found New York City's Human Rights Law, is to redefine the vernacular common to gender identity discussions...
Legislature And Administration Favor Stable And Equitable Transition To Market Net Metering Credit 
Foley Hoag LLP

The Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy and the Baker Administration's Department of Energy Resources have each delivered comments to the Department of Public Utilities...
Massachusetts Ranks Second And Boston Ranks Seventh In The 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

This year's index traces developments of the U.S.'s accelerated transition and a broader international movement toward a clean-energy economy.
Check Your Inbox: OCR Continues To Verify Entity Contact Information For Phase 2 HIPAA Audits 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Covered Entities need to continue to check their inboxes for emails from the HHS Office for Civil Rights requesting verification of contact information in connection with Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program.
Competitors In The Courtroom: When To Exclude A Party's Designated Representative From Hearing A Competitor's Trade Secrets 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

M-I and NOV complete in the business of providing mesh screen filters that filter out solid matter in drilling fluid used in oil drilling, a business area known as solid-control.
Pharma In Brief - Bill 92: An Act To Extend The Powers Of The Régie De L'assurance Maladie Du Québec And To Amend Various Legislative Provisions 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

This act would be amended to grant the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (Board) inspection powers to verify compliance with the Act respecting the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec...
Omnibus Law Introduces Arbitration To Dispute Traffic Insurance Claims And Loosens Employee Annual Leave Requirements In Turkey 
Moroglu Arseven

An omnibus law in Turkey has amended insurance provisions of the Highway Traffic Law No. 2918 to clarify document requirements and introduce the option of arbitration.
Test For Leave To Bring Secondary Market Securities Class Action Is Not A "Low Bar" 
Dentons

The recent decision in Bradley v. Eastern Platinum Ltd. saw the Superior Court of Justice reaffirm the position that the test for statutory leave to bring a secondary market securities class action "is not a low bar."
Turkey Clarifies Road Transport Regulations, Intended To Boost Sector Growth 
Moroglu Arseven

The clarifications aim to increase certainty in international road transport activities and mostly apply to authorization certificate processes.
Whistleblower Claims Under SOX And Dodd-Frank: Recent Developments - May 2016 
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Thus far this year, the SEC issued several bounty awards in an aggregate amount exceeding $2.6 million.
7 Reasons Revocation In EU Could Be As Popular As IPR In United States 
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

In this article Finnegan attorneys Leythem A. Wall and Hazel Ford review how UPC revocations will operate, similarities with the hugely successful inter partes reviews, and their potential popularity.
Student Innovations Highlight There's Still Life In Bricks-And-Mortar Tech 
Deloitte

One of the things that stood out for me this year compared to last year was the emphasis on mobile applications – in fact all three of the finalists' proposals were app based.
Proposed Ban The Box Regulations Would Impose Additional Burdens On Employers  
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

The proposed rules largely mirror the FCA's Legal Enforcement Guidelines that we summarized in our last issue of the Employment Law Update, but place additional burdens on employers.
Employers Beware: Settlement Of FLSA Claims Requires Approval Of A Court Or The Department Of Labor  
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Before the Second Circuit's recent ruling in Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House Inc., 796 F.3d 199 (2015), it was unclear whether a privately-negotiated general release could be effective with respect to wage and hour claims...
The Great Brexit Debate - US 
Dentons

The Obama administration sees a potential UK exit from the European Union as highly destabilizing to the EU and the continent in general.
The Great Brexit Debate - China 
Dentons

In order to answer these questions, we contacted and collected information from our clients who are doing business or are planning to have offices in the UK or the continent.
Employers Can't Outsource Their Joint Employer Liability  
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

In mid-March, the Second Circuit issued a summary order vacating the summary judgment dismissal of claims brought by security guards who were contracted via a separate, now-defunct entity, to work at AT&T stores.
Discrimination's New Frontier: Transgender Individuals In The Workplace  
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

In a growing trend in employment law across the country, regulatory agencies are engaging in efforts to eliminate transgender discrimination.
Increased Focus On Proportionality In Discovery Is Anticipated To Aid Employers 
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

On December 1, 2015, a package of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("FRCP") went into effect, including significant amendments to Rule 26(b)(1), which governs the scope and limits of discovery.
China's First Hospital Founded By Insurance Company Opens 
AnJie Law Firm

China's first hospital founded by an insurance firm, in cooperation with local government, opened on Sunday, creating a new model for health care.
An Activist EEOC Seeks To Leave Its Mark  
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Seeking to capitalize on President Obama's final year in office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC") is proposing a new burden on employers and codifying its positions on discrimination and retaliation.
In The ACA Age, Employee Handbooks Can Help — Or Hurt  
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

My colleague Patricia Moran, wrote a Law360 article entitled In The ACA Age, Employee Handbooks Can Help — Or Hurt...
Employers May Be Required To Disclose Pay Data By Gender 
Fisher & Phillips LLP

In the article, "Employers May Be Required to Disclose Pay Data by Gender," featured in Columbus CEO, .Attorney Mathew Parker examines possible implication for Ohio employers due to a proposed revision to the current EEO-1 Report...
European Supervisory Authorities Reject Proposed Amendments To Technical Standards On ECAIs Credit Assessments  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The ESA's do not agree with the proposed amendments for several reasons including the fact that the Commission's approach favors promoting competition over financial stability risk concerns.
EU Regulation On Conditions For Derogation From The Liquidity Coverage Requirement  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On May 13, 2016, a Commission Delegated Regulation containing Regulatory Technical Standards specifying the conditions for the application of derogations...
US Federal Reserve Bank Of New York Executive Vice President Discusses Importance Of Liquidity Regulations  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On May 4, 2016, Executive Vice President of the US Federal Reserve Bank of New York Simon Potter discussed steps the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has taken to improve the US monetary policy framework...
US Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Releases Mid-Cycle Status Report 
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On May 11, 2016, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released a mid-cycle status report on key actions that it has taken to date pursuant to its Committee on Bank Supervision's annual operating plan...
US Office Of Financial Policy And Research Renamed  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang, who was appointed to establish the office in November 2010, will stay on as director.
BGH: Bindungswirkung Von Beschlüssen Der Gläubigerversammlung Auch Für Gekündigte Schuldverschreibungen  
Mayer Brown

Mehrheitsbeschlüsse der Gläubiger nach § 5 SchVG sind auch für solche Gläubiger derselben Anleihe gleichermaßen verbindlich...
IRS Extends Filing And Payment Deadlines To Sept. 1 For Texas Victims  
Grant Thornton LLP

The IRS has extended until Sept. 1, 2016, the deadlines for most income tax returns, income tax payments and other time-sensitive actions for taxpayers affected by storms and flooding in federally declared disaster areas in Texas.
IRS Small Business Division To Shift Examination Focus To S Corporations  
Grant Thornton LLP

The IRS Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division will likely move toward examining more business return categories, such as subchapter S corporations, and away from Form 1040 audits, a senior IRS official said May 6 in Washington.
IRS Announces Limited Penalty Relief For Filers Of Form 1098-T 
Grant Thornton LLP

The IRS announced recently that it will not impose penalties under Section 6721 or Section 6722, which are related to information reporting, on eligible educational institutions with respect to Form 1098-T...
Disclosure And Transparency Rules: FCA Consultation On Delaying Disclosure Of Inside Information  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On 20 November 2015, the FCA produced a consultation paper requesting responses to its proposal to amend its guidance about delaying disclosure of inside information in the Disclosure and Transparency Rules ("DTRs").
UKLA Guidance Note: Primary Market Bulletin No 12  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On 23 November 2015, the FCA published the twelfth edition of its Primary Market Bulletin.
Prospectus Directive: FCA Note On Sending Final Terms To Host Competent Authorities  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On 27 November 2015, the FCA published a note regarding the upcoming changes to sending final terms to host competent authorities under the Prospectus Directive from 1 January 2016.
LR And DTR: FCA Publishes Handbook Notice No 26 And Response To CP15/19 
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On 23 October 2015, the FCA published a handbook notice containing the feedback it received on its ninth quarterly consultation paper.
FCA Quarterly Consultation No 11 
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The FCA is proposing to add rule EG 7.3A to reflect its ability to apply to court for a voting rights suspension order.
What Will U.S. Companies Have To Do To Comply With The EU Privacy Shield Agreement? 
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

On February 2, 2016, the EU Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce reached an agreement on a program called the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield ("Privacy Shield") that establishes a new framework for the transfer of personal data for commercial purposes from the ..
Sanctions Relief Against Burma (Myanmar)  
Fox Rothschild LLP

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Treasury continued its effort to ease sanctions against Myanmar, which the U.S. refers to as Burma, by creating and extending general licenses for banking services, personal transactions and other trade that impacts state-owned banks and businesses.
U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam  
Fox Rothschild LLP

U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would fully lift a ban on the sale of lethal arms and military equipment to Vietnam.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration Releases Voluntary Best Practices for Drones  
Fox Rothschild LLP

Drones are a uniquely transformative technology in the commercial and private sectors. Indeed, greater operational flexibility, lower capital requirements, ..
Upcoming Reed Smith Webinar On The General Data Protection Regulation  
Reed Smith (Worldwide)

The Reed Smith Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security Group will be hosting an upcoming webinar "The Biggest Shake Up of European Data Protection Law in 20 Years: What Your Organisation Needs to Do to Comply with the General Data Protection Regulation" ..
Government's Decision Not to Charge Phil Mickelson Illustrates Difficulties in Proving Insider Trading Cases Against Tippees 
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On May 19, 2016, the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced insider trading charges against Las Vegas sports bettor William ("Billy") Walters and former Dean Foods chairman Thomas Davis for allegedly trading on nonpublic company information
International Trade News: February - April 2016 
Sayenko Kharenko

On 7 April 2016 the Law of Ukraine "On Ukraine's accession to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement" came into force.
Family Businesses And NextGen 
Clyde & Co

The UAE came into being in 1971. The self-taught local entrepreneur who set up shop selling just one product or service in those early days when he was in his 20s has now turned 70.
What Trade Secret Owners Need To Know About The Defend Trade Secrets Act 
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law on May 11, 2016, addressing a long-felt need for uniformity in trade secret law by establishing a national trade secret protection standard.
Doing Business In The UK - A Guide To The Construction Industry 
Clyde & Co

We are pleased to present our guide to doing business in the UK construction industry, a Clyde & Co publication which sets out the key factors that overseas contractors should consider.
Appeal Of Homeowners Who Left Window Open Refused By Court Of Appeal 
Clyde & Co

Pollock v Cahill [2015] EWHC 2260 (QB) Permission to appeal has been refused to homeowners who left open a bedroom window, through which a blind visitor fell 25 feet, sustaining severe spinal injuries.
Trade Marks Registered As A Series Are (Glee-Fully) Compatible With EU Law Says The Court Of Appeal 
Gowling WLG

The Court of Appeal has held that the practice of registering trade marks together as a series does not contravene the EU requirement that a trade mark must be capable of being graphically represented in a clear, self-contained, easily accessible, intelligible, durable and objective manner.
City Wins Suspension Of MOL Inspector's "Constructor" Order 
Dentons

A city has won a suspension of a Ministry of Labour inspector's decision that the city was a "constructor" under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act on a watermain-improvement project.
Requirements To Concentration Filings Changed 
Dentons

On 18 May 2016, the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Protection of Economic Competition' concerning the increase of efficiency of control over economic concentrations...

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