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Cheeky Monkey: Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button

In my childhood, come summer, the UK Parliament would go into recess, and because that seemed to signal the end of lots of newsworthy items—political scandals, Government and opposition taunting each other, etc.—the period…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Corrective Action Catch 22: Court of Federal Claims Holds Agency Action Must Be Rational Even If GAO Protest Decision Was Not.

The United States Court of Federal Claims’ July 15, 2014 decision in RUSH Construction, Inc. v. United States, reflects the unusual circumstance in which the court effectively sat in appellate review of an earlier bid protest…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Government Contracting

English Contract Law and Oral Contracts - Your Word May Still Be Your Bond

Verbal contracts have their place in English law - Whether it was American movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn or the Australian/Irish politician Bryan O’Loghlen who first said, ‘A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Delaware Supreme Court Permits Stockholders to Overcome Corporation’s Attorney-Client Privilege for “Good Cause”

On July 23, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Elec. Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW held that plaintiff stockholders, who make a showing of good cause, can inspect documents concerning a…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

China Business Series: Repatriation of Funds out of China

China imposes controls on the inflow and outflow of foreign exchange. Given the involvement of State Administration of Foreign Exchange and various other governmental agencies in the process, repatriating funds from China can be…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

“Ban the Box” Legislation Expands Across the Country

There is a growing national movement to “Ban the Box” – i.e., to prohibit questions about a job applicant’s criminal history on employment applications. Currently, “Ban the Box” laws are primarily targeted at public employers;…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

How to Fix the Amendment Fallacy

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has made it hard for patent owners to amend their claims. Patrick Doody outlines the problems this causes and how to fix them. Since being established under 2011’s America Invents Act…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

The EU Article 29 Working Party's Guidance on the "Legitimate Interest" Ground for Processing Personal Data

When precisely is a data controller lawfully permitted to process personal data? If a data controller does not have the consent of a data subject to process his or her data, when does the “legitimate interest” condition…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Redskins Ruling is Consistent with TTAB Precedent

In Blackhorse v. Pro-Football Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office once again canceled various registrations for trademarks used by the Washington Redskins football team as being disparaging to Native Americans. While this…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property

Further European Union Sanctions Target Russia, Whilst Russia Retaliates

The United States, European Union and Canada each took steps recently to expand sanctions against Russia, including the targeting of major defense companies and the addition of export controls. These designations and export…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

FCA warns firms on use of social media to promote financial products

The UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a guidance consultation in order to clarify and confirm its approach to the supervision of financial promotions in social media, including…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

That’ll Leave a Mark : The CJEU rules on Apple interiors and the shapes of things to come

Ever since I was old enough to appreciate them, I have enjoyed the Peanuts stories by the late Charles Schulz. Being young, it took me a while to realise that the cartoons, and particularly what the characters did or said, were…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Applications

On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

OECD Calls for Higher Focus on Outsourcing, IT and Supplier Risk

At the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference held in Paris last month, Pierre Poret, Counsellor and Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Applications

On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices—including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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