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Business Law Update - May 2017

by Barley Snyder on

Through June 19, the Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program will waive all penalties and slash the interest rate on outstanding tax delinquencies that existed as of the end of 2015. Both the state and the Pennsylvania Department of...more

Law à la Mode: The future of retail; Green fashion; E-commerce in China; Brexit update: trademarks and design; and more (UK) Issue...

by DLA Piper on

Management, a Belgian national and expert on retail management and customer experience for fashion, department stores and home improvement retailing. He tells us about the changes he has seen in the retail sector over the...more

5 Key Takeaways from My Long List of Regulatory Changes Shared at ECVC2016

by NAVEX Global on

As 2016 draws to a close with a major political transition underway in Washington, D.C., organizations already dealing with a rapidly evolving regulatory environment now face uncertainty regarding whether some of the new...more

Protecting a Tech Company’s Technology and Other Employment Terms: Proprietary Information and Invention Assignment Agreement

Ideas, knowledge and processes are the most important aspects of most early-stage tech companies, so one of the most important questions facing these companies is how to protect the intellectual property and the business from...more

UK Regulators Consult on Compensation Guidance

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority published proposed revised guidance on remuneration, principally to bring their guidance into line with the European Banking Authority's Guidelines on...more

Slavery and Human Trafficking: How Businesses Can Manage their Risks

by K&L Gates LLP on

“Whatever day makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.” Trafficked labour and slavery are very much at the top of the global agenda. Global organisations need to be increasingly aware of their ethical and legal...more

Food Giants Prepare for Battle Over Trade Secret Misappropriation

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

On July 19, 2016, the "You Pick Two®"-famous Panera Bread filed a lawsuit in St. Louis against Papa John's, claiming that the international pizza company hired away a Panera IT executive who is misappropriating trade secrets....more

The Oman Update - Official Gazette 1153

by Dentons on

Sultani Decrees - Sultani Decree No. 34/2016 Upgrading the organisational level of the Department of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in the Governorate of Dhofar, Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, to a Directorate...more

Landmark Trade Secrets Law Creates New Federal Civil Cause of Action and Compliance Obligations for All Employers

Earlier today, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The landmark legislation is significant. For the first time, federal civil protection is afforded to trade secrets alongside copyrights,...more

New Federal Law to Require Immediate Change to Agreements Governing Trade Secrets

by Morgan Lewis on

The new federal trade secret law will likely require immediate action for all businesses that use trade secrets or other confidential information. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which is expected to be...more

Two Things You Can Do To Reduce the Likelihood That Your Company Will Be Found Liable For Conspiring Or Aiding And Abetting In An...

by Weintraub Tobin on

When companies sue their former employees for theft they often claim that the former employee’s new employer has conspired with the former employee to misappropriate trade secrets, or that that new employer has aided and...more

Five tips for London's startup community in 2016

by DLA Piper on

London's Tech City has grown enormously from its birth in 2010 to now become the sixth most significant area for Tech startups globally and the first in the EU. Figures out early January from Companies House have shown that...more

Steps Every Startup Should Take to Protect its Intellectual Property

by Buchalter on

Many startup entrepreneurs are not aware of California’s laws around the ownership of intellectual property. And for most, the concepts for products or services are the life-blood of a company’s operations and future....more

eBook Doing Business in Massachusetts: A Guide to U.S. and Massachusetts Law for Non-U.S. Businesses

by Foley Hoag LLP on

This guide is intended to provide foreign business-people with an introduction to the basic kinds of laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in the United States, and particularly in The Commonwealth of...more

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Are Your Trade Secrets Safe?

by Zelle LLP on

A few years back, we had a client – a manufacturing business – that decided to sue an ex-employee for stealing its trade secrets. Our client had developed a process that was unique. Using this process, it was able to...more

If You Have Confidential Information, Keep It Confidential!

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

I’ve been involved in many cases where it is alleged that someone violated his or her non-compete agreement or misappropriated the company’s confidential information or trade secrets. Often, the key issue has been not what...more

Corporate E-Note - June 2015

by Burr & Forman on

In this Issue: - IRS Issues Guidance on Portability: The IRS recently issued final regulations that provide guidance on the federal estate and gift tax applicable exclusion amount, in general, as well as the...more

Taking Your Business International

by Carlton Fields on

Going international is a complicated undertaking. The steps required will depend on your specific situation and concerns. The following outlines, in very general terms, some of the issues you must consider as you begin to...more

Two Claims You May Not Want To Make In North Carolina

by Brooks Pierce on

I said yesterday that there was too much in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2015 NCBC 47 for just one post, so here are the rest of the key points from the case. They involve two claims you might not want to bother to make in...more

Do Your Employee Confidential Information Agreements Protect Your Social Media Assets?

Employers routinely execute confidential information agreements with key employees. These agreements prohibit the employee from using or otherwise disclosing the employer’s confidential and proprietary business information...more

3 Things Small Business Owners Don't Include in Their Year-End Planning, But Should

by JD Supra Perspectives on

When it comes to year-end planning, what's the one thing most small business owners don't do but should? That's the question we put to attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the diversity of insights would make...more

The Supreme Court: Cases to Watch in the October 2013 Term

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This week marks the first Monday in October, which for Supreme Court watchers is a holiday: the start of a new term. While not everyone gets that excited about the new term, there are several cases that the Court intends to...more

What Chinese Businesses Need to Know About Establishing an R&D Center in the United States

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is increasing interest from Chinese businesses in establishing an R&D center in the Silicon Valley and other technology centers in the United States. For example, the world’s largest mobile phone operator, China Mobile,...more

NY Federal Court Rules Auditors Strictly Liable for Their “Opinions”

by Michael Cifelli on

NY Federal Court Rules Auditors Strictly Liable for Their “Opinions” by Michael Cifelli on September 23, 2013 Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers will not be dismissed from the securities classaction lawsuit...more

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