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Food and Beverage News and Trends

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - FDA issues guidance on use of term “gluten-free” by small businesses. The...more

Preparing For FIC (I)

Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (the FIC Regulation) will be applicable as from December 13, 2014. This is the first of a series of news alerts specifically addressing how those...more

Prize Promotions Across the World (Global)

Prize promotions are an effective and increasingly popular marketing tool used globally for attracting customers. The internet and various social media platforms make this an attractive, cost efficient means of reaching a...more

Levick Weekly - March 1, 2013: The Libor Scandal; Prosecutors Have A New Plan

In This Issue: - The Food Safety Modernization Act - The LIBOR Scandal - Prosecutors Have a New Plan - Food Safety Compliance - A Hogan Lovells Roundtable - Lessons from the Oldest CEO Succession Plan on...more

5 Best Practices for Employers Addressing Social Media Use in the Workplace

For the second year in a row, Proskauer has conducted a global survey, “Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 2.0”, which addresses the use of social media in the work place....more

2012 Payments Systems Year-in-Review

The interchange fee and the potential of mobile payments were the dominant payment system issues in 2012. From a landmark antitrust settlement to seemingly daily announcements of a new prepaid or mobile payment product, there...more

Congressional Committee Finds Huawei And ZTE To Be Threats To National Security By Shannon Doyle

On October 8, 2012, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“the Committee”) published a report declaring two Chinese telecommunication equipment manufacturers, Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE, to be threats...more

McAfee & Taft tiP Sheet - November 2012

In This Issue: - 1 Common sense trade secret protection - 4 Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation to impact electronic marketing and communications - 5 Concerns over copyright infringement drive Google to change...more

New Reasons to Protect Trademarks Through Registration

Tak­ing the proac­tive step to reg­is­ter trade­marks, when­ever pos­si­ble, is vi­tal in to­day's on­line world. Given the pro­posed re­lease of count­less new generic top level do­mains by ICANN (the gov­ern­ing...more

Report From an Energized WIPO Conference in Geneva

Each October, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency, hosts at its Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters about 50 participants from around the world for a two-day conclave to discuss recent...more

No “Do Overs”: Children, Personal Information and Marketing in Canada

Few dispute that the law should protect the privacy of children. In a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, the court held that the “[r]ecognition of the inherent vulnerability of children has consistent and deep...more

Intelligence Committee Calls for Expansion of CFIUS Jurisdiction

On October 8, 2012, the House Intelligence Committee issued a damning bi-partisan report on what it perceived to be national security risks posed by two Chinese telecommunications companies: Huawei and ZTE. The committee...more

Advocacy Groups Challenge The Validity Of WTO Ruling On Country Of Origin Labeling In U.S. District Court

On September 1, 2012, advocacy groups filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado challenging the recent WTO ruling against U.S. statutory provisions and regulations establishing mandatory...more

EU Environment Report - September 2012

In This Issue: - Automobiles: ..EU to extend exemption for lead in cars - Chemicals ..New REACH restrictions on cadmium and lead published ..Prohibition on mercury in measuring devices extended ..New...more

Libya Loses Court Battle Over Its Own ‘Libyan Embassy’ Trademark

In an interesting recent opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rebuffed the Libyan Government’s bid to obtain a transfer to it of the domain name registration for libyanembassy.com from a “legalization...more

One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL's Activity Report Reveals

The French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) has recently issued its activity report for 2011. It provides us with some interesting data and allows us to reflect on the ever-growing importance of privacy and data protection...more

‘Health Claim’ Definition to Be Interpreted Widely, EU Court Rules

In its first judgment on Regulation 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods, the Court of Justice of the EU adopted a broad interpretation of the definition of “health claim” by ruling that claims for merely...more

SEC Adopts Dodd-Frank Rules Regarding Conflict Minerals and Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers and Defers Rules for...

On August 22, 2012, the SEC adopted disclosure rules required by Sections 1502 and 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act related to conflict minerals and payments by issuers engaged in resource...more

Trade-Marks In Canada: Proper Use & Maintenance

Proper usage is essential to protecting and maintaining valuable rights in trade-marks. The general rule is ‘use it or lose it’: unless a trade-mark is actually used continuously in connection with products or services,...more

Keeping an eye on Canada’s tough anti-spam law

North American marketers take note: Canada is set to finalize one of the toughest anti-spam laws in the world. Canada had fallen behind when it came to introducing anti-spam legislation, but it is now making up for lost...more

“But what is it, Doc?” – Health Care Professionals under Professionals under Regulation 1924/2006

Changes in the epidemiological profile in Western countries during the last three decades have shown an increasing trend in the development of non-transmissible chronic diseases in the adult population. Nutrition-related...more

High Noon: The Italians try to play solo the Health Claims game

On November 27, 2009, the Italian Government notified a draft regulation on the use of substances other than vitamins and minerals in food supplements before the European Commission, pursuant to the procedure laid down in...more

European Data Protection Authorities Publish Guidelines Clarifying Exemptions to Cookie Consent Requirement

On June 7, 2012, the Article 29 Working Party, an independent advisory body composed of representatives from the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the...more

Is data breach notification compulsory under French law?

On May 28th, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (“CNIL”), the French authority responsible for data privacy, published guidance on breach notification law affecting electronic communications service...more

Recent Changes in Privacy Laws May Impact Your Business

The European Union is taking steps to safeguard individuals' privacy on the Internet, and as of May 26, 2012, new laws are being enforced that will affect you if you operate a website that targets Internet users in the United...more

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