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The Bifurcation Blues

In the last Letter from Europe, I looked at the potential ?nancial impact a single judge could have on the economy. As I alluded to in my conclusion, the Uni?ed Patents Court (UPC), a proposed common patent court open for use by…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Copyright and Forum Shopping

Having been brought up at a time when the humour of Monty Python was influential on a young mind, I can’t help thinking of the ‘nudge, nudge, wink, wink’, sketch when reading about photographs. In the sketch, Eric Idle asks a…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

California Supreme Court: Gentry is Gone. PAGA Lives On.

Compelled by U.S. Supreme Court precedent advancing arbitration as a method of dispute resolution, the California Supreme Court in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC (No. S20432, June 23, 2014) held that its…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Interior Designs: Is space the final trade mark frontier?

Sometime after I’d piloted Wagamama to victory against the awful Rajamama copycat Indian-themed restaurant, my late friend Paul O’Farrell, who was the COO, asked whether we could get additional trade mark protection by seeking…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dictionaries and Trade Mark

Hello. My name is Paul Harris, and this is my ‘Letter from Europe’, the first in what will be a fortnightly communique of my thoughts on the commercial world, and IP in particular. After all, I have been doing this for more than…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Data Retention in the EU

I don’t often write about data protection, as it’s at the periphery of what I do. But two things prompted me to do so: First, there’s a new Banksy mural in Cheltenham that depicts spying. Second, the Grand Chamber of the CJEU…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sudden Impact

I was once interviewed live on Bloomberg radio at some god-awful hour in the morning, following a 30% drop in the share price of Ely Lily resulting from a negative decision in a patent case by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the…more
| Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

California Court Limits Liability for Loss of Certain Patient Information under CMIA

California appellate courts are clarifying potential liability under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 56 et seq. (“CMIA”) of health care providers, health plans, pharmaceutical companies…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

OECD calls for increased focus on Outsourcing, IT and Supplier Risk

At a recent conference, the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference, 12 June 2014, Cercle National Des Armées, Paris, Pierre Poret, Counsellor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the The Organisation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed Implementing Legislation for the Mexican Energy Reform Will Create an Open, Competitive Electrical Power Industry

The Mexican Congress is debating a historic package of legislation to restructure the nation’s electrical power sector. This legislation will create a more open and competitive power industry in Mexico, giving the private sector…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

U.S. Government Begins First Ever Bitcoin Auction

As reported in our earlier post, the U.S. Government has begun its first ever auction of Bitcoins. The Bitcoins to be auctioned were seized in connection with the shutdown of the Silk Road - the "dark net" site that served as a…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

English Law: When Contractual Limitations on Damages Can Backfire

In AB v. CD [2014] EWCA Civ 229, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales addressed an issue with surprisingly little precedent. It held that a claimant seeking an injunction to prevent an alleged wrongful termination of a…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Oil Regulation 2014 - United States

The US oil industry is divided into three sectors: upstream (exploration and production), midstream (processing, storage and transportation) and downstream (refining, distribution and marketing). Industry participants…more
| Energy & Utilities

Ocean Avenue LLC v. County of Los Angeles Affirmed; AB 2372 Passes Assembly

On June 3, 2014, in a published decision, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District affirmed the Superior Court ruling in Ocean Avenue LLC v. County of Los Angeles, holding that even though 100 percent of…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Is Proxy Disclosure Shareholder Litigation on Executive Compensation Finally Over?

Since the advent of “Say-on-Pay” over three years ago, the plaintiffs’ securities bar has attempted to rustle up claims relating to executive compensation matters discussed in proxy statements. The first wave against those…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law
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