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[Video]FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 89, interview with Jim McGrath on the NFL investigation scandal

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Jim McGrath, founder of the Internal Investigations Blog. Jim talks about corporate internal investigations and lessons which may be learned from the NFL's handling…more

Ownership and enforcement of Community Trade Marks for businesses not based in the European Union

This article deals explains how non-EU based Community trade mark owners can effectively own and enforce their CTMs. I suggest that one of the most effective ways of enforcing CTMs is to place them within a holding company based in an…more

France: A Court of Appeals Decision Provides Helpful Guidance Regarding an Employer’s Obligations When Consulting with Employee Representative Bodies

Before agreeing and executing a business sale involving a transfer of a business, an international publishing company (Wolters Kluwer) consulted its works council. The works council refused to deliver its opinion and issued court…more

England and Wales: Tribunal Fees...One Year On

What are they? Since 29 July 2013, a prospective claimant must pay a fee before they can issue a claim in the employment tribunal. The claimant must also pay a further (and much higher) fee at a second stage, usually three or…more

Protecting Your Trademark in the United States

Protection Mechanisms in the United States. After selecting your mark, the next step is to decide how to protect it. In the United States, there are three basic types of trademark protection: (1) common-law, (2) state…more

Recent Amendments to the Procedure of Personal Data Processing in Russia

Federal Law No. 242-FZ "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation for Clarification of the Procedure of Personal Data Processing in Information and Telecommunication Networks" (the "Federal Law No. 242") was…more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Council of EU Presidency Compromise Proposal on Benchmark Regulation - On September 10, the Presidency of the Council of the EU published its first compromise proposal (dated September 9, 2014) relating to the European…more

Analytics and . . . Employment Law?

Moneyball (both book and movie versions) portrays a baseball team’s general manager, Billy Beane (Brad Pitt in the movie), who eschewed conventional wisdom and instead relied on data analytics to build a successful team on a limited…more

How mediation of patent disputes differs from litigation

Mediation is a well-accepted means of dispute resolution and an alternative to litigation - Patent litigation can be extremely expensive and time consuming. A patent infringement case of even moderate complexity can cost…more

Proper Trademark Selection to Create a Strong Brand

What a Trademark is and What it Does. A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device, or combination thereof, used to identify and distinguish the goods (i.e., products) of one supplier from those of others. A service mark is…more

Wall v. VistaCare, Inc.: Successor Liability for Medicare Providers

A recent decision in the Northern District of Texas provides helpful guidance for health care corporations looking to limit their potential successor liability for Medicare fraud and overpayments. On August 4, 2014, U.S. District Court…more

What Exactly Is A Subordination, Non-Disturbance And Attornment Agreement, And Why Do I Need One?

While most commercial leases contain a requirement that the tenant will execute a “Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement,” commonly referred to a an “SNDA,” a majority of tenants who have signed such leases, and most…more

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