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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
The new Australian Privacy Principles attempt to keep pace with changing technology, emerging privacy issues and developments in privacy law in Australia and internationally.
This "Toolbox" will help you prepare for the...more
OSC to hold derivatives reporting seminar.
The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will hold a seminar on January 15, 2014, on the reporting requirements under the new Derivatives Trade Repositories and...more
Canada’s long awaited anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force as of July 1, 2014. CASL takes the approach of forbidding almost all unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and generally speaking, requires intended...more
CAYMAN ISLANDS AND US SIGN FATCA AGREEMENT -
The United States and the Cayman Islands have signed a so-called Model 1 intergovernmental agreement.
The IGA is the first step in bring the Cayman fund industry...more
On November 13, 2013, the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") issued a report to Congress entitled "Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress." The focus of the report is the United States'...more
Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....more
In this issue:
- SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 14 New C&DIs Relating to “Bad Actor” Rules
- NASDAQ Proposes Change to Listing Rules Regarding Compensation Committee Independence
One of our more popular posts of the year was the recent Online Marketers’ Guide to Online Privacy. It focuses mostly on U.S. law with some mention of of the E.U. Safe Harbor issues....more
The FTC is reviewing companies with privacy policies that claim U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification. Companies that are not fully compliant and currently certified may face an FTC enforcement action, which could result in...more
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK released a consultation paper outlining its proposed direction for consumer credit activities. This includes both loan-based crowdfunding (also known as peer-to-peer lending...more
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been a long time coming. The Government of Canada announced today that most of CASL’s provisions will enter into force on July 1, 2014....more
On November 14, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a Declaratory Ruling (“Ruling”) clarifying its policies and procedures for reviewing applications or proposed transactions in the broadcasting...more
In this presentation:
- Overview of Association Market Research Programs
- Antitrust Laws Applied to Information Exchanges and Benchmarking
- Best Practices and Practical...more
From 2 December 2013, consumers who no longer wish to receive telemarketing messages including marketing phone calls, mobile text messages, and faxes from organisations can register their Singapore telephone numbers with the...more
I was asked this very question by Ralph Watzke, a Canadian lawyer. It is understandable that the presence of telecom mogul Carlos Slim, could decrease the expectations of investors, and force them to wait and see.
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) – the Dutch competition agency – has indicated that public statements about future market behavior could infringe competition law. This is the first time an EU...more
Taiwan has approximately 369 multi-level marketing (MLM) companies and a total of 3.09 million MLM participants, as of December 31, 2012. Adjusting for people who participate in more than one MLM company, almost 12% of...more
Ready To Drink Wine?
Winemaker Amuse Bouche applied to register the mark “PRÊT À BOIRE,” which is French for “ready to drink.” The Examining Attorney alleged the term is generic when used in connection with wine and...more
THE CURRENT DISTORTION
The place of supply rules govern where a particular supply takes place, and therefore determine where businesses are obliged to register, collect and remit Value Added Tax (VAT) due on their...more
In This Issue:
- New California Law Gives Minors New Privacy Rights
- The US-EU Safe Harbor: Not So Safe Anymore?
- Excerpt from New...more
The Criminal Court no. 4 of Castellón (Spain) has recently sentenced a peer-to-peer file sharing webmaster to 18 month imprisonment for a continued offence against IP rights. In addition, the Court has also banned him from...more
Zynga, the world’s largest app-developer has scored a win against the owner of the SCRABBLE brand. This case brings up several interesting points about international trade-mark protection in the era of apps....more
On November 6, a Paris Court ordered Google to filter out hyperlinks to images of former F1 boss Max Mosley in an allegedly Nazi-themed sadomasochistic orgy. (TGI Paris, 17e ch., 6 novembre 2013, RG 11/07970, Max Mosley c....more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently ruled that an emergency Marketing Authorisation (MA) for a plant protection product does not provide a valid basis for an SPC for that plant protection product....more
European Commission Work Programme 2014 -
The European Commission has published its Work Programme for 2014, outlining the legislative and policy initiatives that it will focus on next year....more