Ottawa company’s success may reshape IP enforcement strategies

Julius Melnitzer, Law Times (Recap) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be hearing an appeal from the International Trade Commission that could well shape the intellectual property enforcement strategies of many Canadian and foreign companies. The appeal revolves around an “exclusion order” the commission granted to Ottawa-based Standard Innovation Corp., a manufacturer […]

Extension of the salary concept for social security purposes – the future goes back… Employment Law (Corporate), Belgium

Our “HR Law Focus” newsletter is released every time we judge that new legislation or case law might beimportant for your business. Extension of the salary concept for social security purposes – the future goes back… In the framework of the efforts by the Belgian government to combat social security fraud, the salary concept for social security […]

Taylor Veinotte Sullivan, Barristers adds new Associate, Jude Popp, to growing litigation team and enhances technology expertise

Jude Popp began his career in law at Lawson Lundell, where he spent over 3 years in the commercial litigation group. It was here he gained experience in a broad range of litigation matters, including intellectual property, contract, insurance and property disputes. He also participated in numerous mediations and other informal negotiations on behalf of […]

FEMA Update – Private Equity, India

Liberalization of definition of Infrastructure Sector under ECB Policy The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) has, vide its A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 85 dated January 06, 2014, further liberalized the existing definition of ‘Infrastructure Sector’ under the extant external commercial borrowings policy (“ECB Policy”), to additionally include ‘Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul’, which will be […]

Seema JhinganPartner, LexCounsel

Government Tables Five Intellectual Property Treaties – IP, Canada

On January 27, 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Anderson tabled five previously concluded intellectual property treaties in the House of Commons including the: Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the Madrid Protocol); Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (the Singapore Treaty); Nice Agreement Concerning […]

New York District Court Dismisses $400 Million Expropriation Claim Against Venezuelan Government

NEW YORK, January 30, 2014—Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York this week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by Smith Rocke Ltd., a purported creditor in the Lehman […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

300,000 retailers could benefit from rates discount – Company Formations in England

A raft of measures designed to boost high streets and local economies has been announced by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles. A number of measures to support businesses were announced by the Chancellor George Osborne in December’s Autumn Statement. These included: capping business rate rises at two per cent for 2014/15 extending the […]

Paul BeareFounder, Paul Beare Ltd

Record rise for annuities in 2013 – Company Formations in England

The average annuity rate increased by a record 13 per cent in 2013, according to research from MGM Advantage. The MGM Advantage Annuity Index found that an average annuity bought in December 2013 will generate £7,560 more over retirement compared to an equivalent bought in December 2012. The index looked at level annuities without guarantees, […]

Paul BeareFounder, Paul Beare Ltd