Topic: Europe

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Standards, Drone Laws, Employee Handbooks, SEC Trials

Stop looking for something to read every morning: get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. The US Senate is moving quickly to address the need for federal data security and breach notification standards… (Francine Friedman and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) Drones are a normal part of life… Read more »

Do Business in Europe? 5 Developments to Follow in 2014

From JD Supra authors, five regulatory changes that could have an important impact on your European activities this year: 1. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP):  United States and European Union Negotiators Hold 3rd Round of TTIP Negotiations – Scott Lincicome and Justin Miller of White & Case The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The… Read more »

What’s New in International Privacy Law? This…

We admit it – the overviews of key international privacy law developments in 2013 from attorneys at BakerHostetler read like dispatches from our bucket list of global travel. Costa Rica, South Africa, Singapore, Peru, Kazakhstan… <Sigh> More importantly, however, they read like a multinational’s guide to complying with personal privacy laws around the world. And… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Demands, Activist Money, Religious Accommodations, Risk Retention

Wait – you haven’t signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What are you waiting for? Give the SEC an inch, and they’ll want to take a mile… (Orrick) Looking for the latest in class action trends? It’s right here… (Skadden) The PTO’s first decision under the America Invents Act invalidated… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Antitrust Fines, IRS Compliance Checks, NIST Security Guidelines, CFPB Rulemaking Agenda

Haven’t signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Well, what are you waiting for? The EU’s first “pay-for-delay” fine is a hard pill to swallow for pharmaceutical manufacturers… (K&L Gates) The IRS has begun to conduct “compliance checks” of Section 457(b) plans… (McDermott Will & Emery) Is heightened scrutiny of the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Unsigned Agreements, Data Protection, Consumer Products, George Costanza

Go on – shake it up a little. Read the JD Supra Corporate Brief from the bottom up: Everything you always wanted to know about data protection laws of the world: a 365-page handbook (DLA Piper) Should the average business give a .crap about the new generic Top Level Domains? (Field Law) “A signature is… Read more »

Protecting Your Trademarks Outside the US is Getting Easier – Here’s Why

[Link: Trademark Series: Building a Global Brand – Ladas & Parry LLP] Taking a brand international means exporting the reputation you’ve built up in the US to promote your product in new countries. And that’s where things can go wrong, explains attorney Dennis Prahl from Ladas & Parry in the above video: “The last thing… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IRS Guidance, Shareholder Requests, Recess Appointments, Bank Secrecy

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: The JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. The legal news: below… The Supreme Court likes arbitration. A lot (Pepper Hamilton) This overview of new IRS guidance on “minimum value, affordability, and wellness programs” under Obamacare is a must-read for all employers (Mintz Levin) How to respond to… Read more »

How to Protect Your Trademark – Latest Need-to-Know…

“Trademark owners have a duty to police their mark… The cost of dropping the ball on this duty can range from a bar on future enforcement of your rights against a particular company to a complete loss of all trademark rights.” (Mintz Levin) Applying for and obtaining a trademark is just the first step –… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: Latest Need-to-Know

Do business in Europe? Here’s a roundup of recent commentary and analysis on conducting business in Europe, including REACH regulations, patent classification, taxation, mobile apps, dawn raids, and more: Some clarification regarding challenges to REACH candidate listing (K&L Gates LLP): “In a series of recent judgments the EU General Court has given some guidance to companies… Read more »

Latest Iran Sanctions: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

The net of international sanctions on Iran and entities that do business with the Iranian regime continues to tighten. For your reference, here’s a roundup of latest commentary and analysis on sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe: U.S. Activity New Iran Sanctions Enacted (BakerHostetler): “The [latest] law, which comes just shy of five… Read more »

And One Patent to Rule Them All… EU Closes in On Unitary Patent

“The unitary patent will provide automatic unitary patent protection in all 25 participating member states (Spain and Italy are not included) in a move said to be directed at cutting costs for EU companies and, hence, boosting competitiveness. Of course, unitary patents and their enforcement via the unified court is available for non-EU applicants as… Read more »

Global Antitrust Developments: A JD Supra Legal Reader

“Health care, media, technology and communications, and financial services all are industries where we have seen merger and nonmerger antitrust activity; for financial services, there even has been cartel behavior… The intersection of intellectual property and antitrust also is likely to be active, as we have witnessed in the public statements of government officials around… Read more »

Doing Business in China: A JD Supra Legal Reader

A cautionary tale kicks off this latest edition of Doing Business in China: Sixing Liu, a Chinese national with U.S. residency, was arrested and charged with export control violations when returning from a trip to China one year ago. From law firm Miller Canfield: “Liu allegedly took export-controlled technical data on military technology (Controlled Data)… Read more »