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Mississippi Enacts Fantasy Sports Legislation

Mississippi became the first state to enact fantasy sports legislation in 2017 when Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 967 into law last week. The law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2017, though the State will start...more

Chicago Proposes Pharma Rep Licensing Rules and Ethical Standards

The City of Chicago Commissioner of Public Health on Friday, March 17, published proposed Rules to implement the highly-publicized pharmaceutical representative licensing ordinance enacted in November 2016....more

Consumer Loan, Commercial Loan or Neither?

The California Finance Lenders Law imposes a licensing requirement on persons engaged in the business of a finance lender. Cal. Fin. Code § 22100(a). Chapter 2 of the CFLL imposes a host of requirements on “consumer loans”...more

[Webinar] Best Patent Practices in a Transforming Environment | Part II: Evolving Strategies for Patent Enforcement and Licensing...

Today’s patent practice is rapidly transforming. The practice is undergoing sea changes in patent eligibility, enforcement strategies, and damages. Now more than ever, innovative companies need to adopt best practices to...more

New PA Beer Reporting Requirements Still Fluid

Under Act 166 of 2016, which became effective on January 17, 2017, breweries and wholesalers are required to report to the Pa.L.C.B. the volume of malt or brewed beverages sold either at wholesale or at retail on a monthly...more

THE LATEST: Occupational Licensing—Do We Need to Protect “the Public from Rogue Interior Designers Carpet-Bombing Living Rooms...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has looked at licensing boards many times in the past and advocated for regulations with less restriction that promote competition. There are numerous examples of antitrust regulators’...more

FTC Task Force to Challenge Occupational Licensing Regulations: Does your interior designer really need to be licensed?

Acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen, announced her first major policy initiative last week: an Economic Liberty Task Force. Ohlhausen targeted occupational licensing regulations as a major...more

Direct Sales to Consumers Exempt From Beer Franchise Laws?  Pa.L.C.B. Opines on Contract Brewing Arrangement Providing Beer to...

Recently, the Pa.L.C.B. published a legal opinion on the use of contract brewed beer by a couplet. A couplet is a manufacturing license (such as a G license for a brewery) that is used in conjunction with a brew pub (GP)...more

You Down with OPP? Pa.L.C.B. Opines on Manufacturers’ 50% Limitation for On-Premises Sales of Other People’s Products

Under Acts 39 and 166 of 2016, Pennsylvania-licensed manufacturers are now permitted to sell products made by other Pennsylvania-licensed manufacturers (such as Pennsylvania breweries, limited wineries, distilleries, and...more

US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Issues Revised Comptroller’s Licensing Manual Booklet

The OCC issued a revised version of the “Changes in Directors and Senior Executive Officers” booklet of the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual...more

MBC Disciplinary Guidelines Relieve Licensees of Onerous Probation Condition

(Updated March 11, 2017) On February 3, 2017, the Medical Board of California (MBC) published the much-anticipated 12th Edition of its Manual of Model Disciplinary Orders and Disciplinary Guidelines (Guidelines). Drafts of...more

To concede or not concede (infringement): that is the question! An instance of a third party licence being requested during...

Under Australian law, if a patent application ceases and the patent is subsequently reinstated by the owner by use of our extension of time provisions, a third party may obtain a licence to the patent on the basis of steps...more

NY Licensing Proposal Threatens New Burdens on Financial Services Providers, Reduced Credit Availability

Proposed legislation to implement New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2018 Fiscal Year Executive Budget would amend the New York Licensed Lender Law to significantly extend its licensing requirements. The proposal threatens to...more

Federal court aids in construction of provisions for third party statutory licences following temporary ceasing of a patent but...

The ground-breaking series of decisions, relating to AU 623144 (AU ‘144), which protected the antidepressant escitalopram, has generated another first when the patentee of AU ‘144 sought judicial review of a recent Patent...more

Updated Antitrust Guidelines for IP Licensing Address New Laws, Omit Some Key Areas

In 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively, the Agencies) published guidelines that delineated how and when the Agencies would evaluate intellectual property licensing...more

DSM webinar highlights tax, competition law, copyright, AVMS and data economy issues for 2017

In a February 7, 2017 webinar, the Hogan Lovells Digital Single Market (DSM) team presented its take on new developments for 2017. Peter Watts introduced the session by warning that the loss of the UK voice in EU policy...more

Coinbase the Latest to Obtain New York BitLicense

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has issued its fifth BitLicense to date, continuing a marked effort to bring legitimacy and controls to the virtual currency (“VC”) industry, whose advantages in...more

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Demonstrating Interchangeability Under the BPCIA

On January 17, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited draft guidance on licensure as an interchangeable biological product approved under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of...more

2017 Intellectual Property Law Year In Review

Though politics ruled the headlines in 2016, the year still brought big changes in intellectual property law and its application, most notably in patent subject matter eligibility, inter partes review institution and appeal...more

Potential Revisions to NRC Regulations Could Significantly Affect the Oil & Gas Industry

In response to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) sting operation which identified certain regulatory weaknesses, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering revisions to applicable security and...more

The New Joint DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission released updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (the “Guidelines”). These Guidelines replaced those issued...more

FERC 2-year licensing pilot workshop

The regulatory process for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing of hydropower projects can take many years and significant expense -- but can it be improved following a two-year pilot process ordered by Congress? ...more

Additional State Agencies Jump on the ESB Bandwagon

NMLS recently announced that twelve additional state agencies (with 44 license types) would jump on the Electronic Surety Bond (ESB) bandwagon as of January 23, 2017. These additions bring the total number of agencies using...more

BoozeLaw: Automated Service of Beer and Wine Available to Michigan Licensees

Fifty years in the future, historians will likely consider this decade (incidentally, there should be a more a creative moniker for this period than the "20-10s" or "10s") as the advent of true automation. Following...more

United Arab Emirates – the New Digital Payments Regulatory Landscape

New Regulations balance innovation in the payments sector with safety, security and maintaining the public’s trust in the UAE payment ecosystem. After a long period of consultation, on 1 January 2017 the Central Bank in...more

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