Got an email the other day from the owner of a leading Northwest interior design firm. This person who has asked to remain anonymous, wanted to tell me about how he and his company had been scammed, so as to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
The statutory protection against adverse action taken because the employee made a complaint about the employment should not be limited to situations where the employee genuinely believes in the merit of the complaint, the Full Federal Court has said in a recent decision – but without finally disposing of this controversy.
FY 15 Omnibus spending legislation sent to the President for signature. This past weekend, the Senate finished work on an omnibus spending bill, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (“Act”), which funds most of the federal government for the remainder of FY 15.
The IP laws in Russia have come a long way since the Soviet Union collapsed. The Soviet Union used to provide something that was called an Author’s Certificate to an inventor.
On November 23rd, Symantec, the American antivirus company, announced the discovery of a piece of software called Regin, which it had found lurking on computers and stealing data in Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia and several other countries. Its sophistication and stealth led Symantec to conclude that it must have been created by a nation-state.
Audit provisions are a common feature of a wide range of IP and technology agreements. They can be seen by those seeking the audit right as a practical way to monitor key aspects of a commercial deal.
The next few years will be difficult for Latin American countries. Low petroleum and commodity prices are adversely affecting the economies of the region. At the same time, there is increased pressure on the governments for economic and social reforms.
We received the book, Company Law in China: Regulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy: by Jiangyu Wang, a few months ago, and our China lawyers have been using it ever since.
We have reported previously that the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed its commitment to prosecuting bribery and corruption and that although there is yet to be a “big case” under the UK Bribery Act 2010, the SFO are busy investigating companies it suspects may have broken the law.
Read this amazing article entitled, How Wal-Mart Made Its Crumbling China Business Look So Good for So Long.