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North Dakota Good Faith Purchasers: At What Point is Notice Relevant?

The Question - In order to be a good faith purchaser, a party must not have actual or constructive notice of another’s rights. Northern Oil and Gas v. Creighton asked, When should the determination of whether a party has notice be…more

Update: Patent valuation documents are relevant to this patent case

Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JP Morgan Chase & Co. et al. Case Number: 1:13-cv-03777 - Last month, we reported that the court concluded that documents relating to patent valuation “have little or no relevance” to this…more

Why Are Companies Getting Sued Under the Video Privacy Protection Act? - Minimizing Your Company's Risk of a VPPA Lawsuit Requires Technical Astuteness and Being Proactive

Plaintiffs' class action attorneys have filed a cascade of recent Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) suits against major brand names. These suits can present a significant exposure because the VPPA provides for statutory penalties…more

Court Denies Motion To Dismiss For Lack Of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

In prior proceedings, Glory Wealth obtained an England arbitration award against Industrial Carriers, Inc. (ICI) and a confirmation of the award in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York…more

Editorial: Drowning in Place: Local Government Costs and Liabilities for Flooding Due to Sea-level Rise

Many areas of Florida are experiencing increased tidal flooding due to sea-level rise (SLR). Florida has experienced eight to nine inches of SLR over the past 100 years. The roughly four and one-half inches of rise in the last 50 years…more

[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

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