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By Ute KrudewagenYuting Hou and Jose Francisco Irias As 2019 is now in full swing, we thought we would take a few minutes to check whether you were studious enough in following our global employment legal updates this last year. So, for a few minutes of entertainment and edification, we offer our annual global employment law quiz so that you may see how you are faring. Take the 2019 quiz
By Trent Dykes, Ossie Ravid and Jennifer Tornow Just a reminder to those who have Delaware corporations: your annual report and franchise tax payment are both due by March 1. At this point, you have likely already received from Delaware your notification of annual report and franchise tax due, which is sent to a corporation’s registered agent in December or January of each year. Delaware requires these reports to be filed electronically. There are…
The year 2018 was a year in which the FOSS business model demonstrated its success: IBM purchased Red Hat, Inc. for $34 billion. The FOSS ecosystem also celebrated its durability: OSI celebrated the 20th anniversary of the open source movement and Linux celebrated its 25th anniversary. Meanwhile, however, old legal problems returned. The year 2018 has also seen another significant increase in decisions in litigation involving FOSS issues, and several of these cases are very…
By: John M. Nading, Ashley H. Joyce, and Devika Persaud  In a sign of a potentially liberalizing trend for standing at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Board recently ruled that a consumer had standing to oppose a company’s application for the trademark RAPUNZEL for dolls and toy figures.  Curtin v. United Trademark Holdings, Inc., Opposition No. 91241083 (TTAB Dec. 28, 2018). Applicant United Trademark Holdings, Inc. had argued that…
By: Jim Halpert, Andrew A. Kingman and Thomas Kenny 2018 was a landmark year in state consumer privacy legislation – the most important in recent memory. The year began with states updating – or in two cases passing their first – data breach notification statutes. But the June passage of California’s omnibus privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), was a first at the state or federal level. Passage of this law raises…
CTIL v University of London [2018]  The new Electronic Communications Code (“Code”) came into force on 28 December 2017 with its aim being to update telecommunications operators statutory rights to enable the installation, maintenance and use of telecoms equipment in order to operate their networks or provide an infrastructure network. Much of the drafting contained within the Code has left some ambiguity on how it will operate in practice with the first substantive decision on…
By: Felipe Bahamondez and Carolina Bawlitza Chile’s Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) rejected the plea of Celeo Redes Chile Limitada, which had requested that the government modify “the legal precepts necessary to introduce a greater degree of competition in the generation, distribution and electric transmission markets.” In particular, the requested regulatory amendment sought to: • Eliminate the prohibition against companies that own or operate national transmission systems from participating in electricity generation…
By: James CarterJamie Curle and Samuel Coppard Legal professional privilege has recently been the subject of numerous important English court judgments which have sought to restrict the applicability of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege. Our latest publication provides a brief summary of legal professional privilege, an analysis of recent cases and practical steps for in-house lawyers to avoid losing or waiving privilege. Click here for the full publication.  …
We are the exclusive contributor for Lexology’s Navigator chapter on Employment & Labor in New York. Topics discussed include: Which issues would you most highlight to someone new to your state? What do you consider unique to those doing business in your state? Is there any general advice you would give in the labor/employment area? Are there any noteworthy proposals for reform in your state? What are the emerging trends in employment law in your…